This course is for those students who are interested in hedge fund, Index fund, How to find good fund manager.\n\nIts not specially for stock market stock market investing .
good valueadd in terms of perspective of hedge funds
By Aman P•
I very seldom comment anything anywhere but the utter horrible quality of this course has compelled me to. I have done a plethora of courses and that includes the first 3 courses of this specialization as well which were really good but this one was a struggle. The instructor's oratory skills were worse than a middle school kid. I had put on the content at 2X speed and yet I was waiting for him to speak. It was perhaps the worst experience anyone could have and the only motivation for completing this course was that I would get to rant about him at the end. The specialization offered by ISB was really structured and well planned. I kindly request ISB to choose someone for the course who can at the very least speak properly.
By Athul S K•
The course is unsatisfactory. The instructor is not able to generate any interest to the classes and the editing of the videos is absolute trash. Didn't expect this level from ISB. If you are sponsored for the course then you may take it as it gives you a valid certificate, but if you are paying out of your pocket, I would not recommend this at all
By Sreecharan S•
Great course overall. Stresses the concepts of investment strategy primarily for individuals but also looks at alternative assets and the rise of alternative asset allocation at the institutional level. Some content issues with the video editing which are usually benign but in some cases, significantly impair understanding. Links to some of the readings are also broken and will need to be fixed. The course is fairly basic in terms of content outside of the videos -- not much interaction in the forums and interesting but under-resourced peer activities. Overall, if learning from videos and some supplemental readings works for you, this course will be great.
By Varun A•
Lecture quality is not as good as other sessions of the course. Plus the grading system is not upto the mark. People evaluating others performances, themselves don't know how they are suppose to evaluate. Grading must be done by Professor. All other ISB modules are far better on Course ERA, except this one. No offence, but it's true.
By Arushi J•
Previous courses in this specialization were very helpful and good from ISB. But this course quality is very poor. The instructor makes such an interesting topic like Hedge Funds extremely boring. If there was a better instructor like Prof Vaidya Nathan in the previous courses this course would have been good.
By carlos a m p•
This course is average. One of the main issues is to find a peer to assess your work, and this is really annoying.
By Abhishek V•
This course after the previous three courses was a massive let down.
Even if i ignore the bad editing, it feels like not a lot of thought was put into making this and it was made in a haphazard manner.
The peer graded assignments were vague and had no clear direction(and if there was direction the education for that was not provided) to them. It was all to be figured of of thin air.
There were moments when some graphs were being explained and the graphs were literally not there on the screen.
The teacher was definitely reading of a teleprompter which is not an issue but it felt like it was shown to him for the first time that very day. Plus it was read so slowly I have seen the entire course in 1.25x speed and still felt like it was slow.
The previous courses felt so much more interactive and fun even though they were one sided lectures.
I am just disappointed in with this course.
By Mayuresh R•
Most of the videos had low volume and also the graphs were also not visible.
By Prem P K•
This course is for those students who are interested in hedge fund, Index fund, How to find good fund manager.
Its not specially for stock market stock market investing .
By Tejal S•
good valueadd in terms of perspective of hedge funds
By Michael M•
Well structured programme
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By Kartik B•
Excellent Course and Great Faculties.
The only problem is that I have to wait for hours as nobody is reviewing my work which has withheld my certificate for far too long.
By Chad B•
Although the course insight, I wish that I was tested on what was actually covered in class. It was great way to find out how hedges re managed and the regulations
It was a wonderful and insightful learning experience.
By Shubham D•
By Maulik J•
The course is really good as it helps build a strong foundation towards hedge funds and how they function however I felt that the instructor was not very suitable as he was inaudible at times and the videos also lagged time to time
By Anshuman S•
Good content with solid intent, but below-average video editing and incoherent assessment structure. Peer rated assignments not reviewed timely.
By DEVANSHI G•
Good content but very very very very very poor audio quality. need to improve that.
By ABHISHEK J•
More explation of variance required
By Raj P•
only theory. not practical
By Hugo A•
It is very frustrating to depend on other people to evaluate your tasks. Each week of the course is an assignment to be peer assessed, and this only hurts the student, because the delay in them assessing your assignment makes you lose the incentive to continue the specialization. Not to mention that the activities are not objective in what you want to evaluate from the student, the questions have literally 1 word, the more general the question (one word!!!) the worse the answer will be, given that either I write a huge essay, I can spend pages and pages writing, or I write something simple and I am penalized for it. I don't recommend the course for those who want to get the certificate and follow a professional path, better to look for another one.