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Investment ManagementSustainabilityFinanceSocially Responsible Investing

Learner Career Outcomes

47%

started a new career after completing these courses

42%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

14%

got a pay increase or promotion
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100% online
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Flexible deadlines
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Approx. 8 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

General Introduction and Key Concepts

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 63 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
9 videos
Some common mistakes you will no longer make after this course - Performance6m
Some common mistakes you will no longer make after this course - Selling8m
What is useful to know before this course?2m
Some products you will master when you next meet your bank advisor - Mutual funds9m
Some products you will master when you next meet your bank advisor - Closed-end funds7m
Introduction to active versus passive management - Definitions5m
Introduction to active versus passive management - Passive8m
Introduction to active versus passive management - Active5m
1 reading
Glossary10m
1 practice exercise
Graded quiz on the content of Week 110m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Assessing Performance

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 80 min)
10 videos
Choosing the right benchmark - UBS guest speaker8m
Shifting from relative to absolute return mandates8m
The Sharpe, Treynor and Sortino ratios - Sharpe8m
The Sharpe, Treynor and Sortino ratios - Treynor and Sortino8m
Tracking Error - UBS guest speaker4m
Using asset pricing models to estimate fund performance9m
Defining performance analysis - UBS guest speaker6m
Performance attribution - Introduction5m
Performance attribution - Example7m
1 practice exercise
Graded quiz on the content of Week 210m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Investment Vehicles

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 103 min)
12 videos
Dimensions in ETF selection - UBS guest speaker6m
Beating the benchmark or the peer group? - Peer group analysis12m
Beating the benchmark or the peer group? - Screening criteria8m
The information ratio says it all9m
What are the pros and cons of a structured product?10m
Searching for hedge fund alpha: lessons from academia - Asset pricing model5m
Searching for hedge fund alpha: lessons from academia - Evidence9m
Do active funds really outperform passive funds? - Preliminaries7m
Do active funds really outperform passive funds? - Evidence8m
Active versus passive management - UNIGE & UBS Discussion - Part 19m
Active versus passive management - UNIGE & UBS Discussion - Part 211m
1 practice exercise
Graded quiz on the content of Week 330m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Future Trends

2 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 82 min)
12 videos
Corporate sustainability and sustainable investing9m
Sustainable investing: exclusion, impact investing & integration - UBS guest speaker3m
Does sustainable investing perform in line with traditional investing? - Theoretical arguments6m
Does sustainable investing perform in line with traditional investing? - Evidence8m
Climate change and capital markets - Introduction6m
Climate change and capital markets - Methodology7m
What is Neurofinance?6m
Understanding brain activity for better investment decisions6m
Can business analytics (Big Data) improve the value-added of TAA?11m
Using a Robo-advisor to better shape the SAA6m
Specialization Outro3m
1 practice exercise
Graded quiz on the content of Week 430m

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