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About the Course

In this course, you will learn about the famous dichotomy between active and passive investing, how to appropriately measure and analyze investment performance and what the future trends in the investment management industry are. You will first learn about absolute and relative performance, risk-adjusted returns and how to decompose investment performance. The focus will then shift to the two main categories of investment vehicles, active and passive funds, and what they entail in terms of expected performance. Finally, you will explore the worlds of sustainable finance, neurofinance and fintech, three areas of research that will shape the future of the investment management industry. You will also benefit from the insights of experts from UBS, our corporate partner, on the practical implementation of the various concepts we will develop in this course....

Top reviews

May 1, 2020

As with the earlier courses, the content was comprehensive and presented in a very engaging style. Each and every faculty member stands out in her/his own way and Prof. Michel Girardin is THE BEST!

Sep 13, 2016

Wonderful! This course help me a lot in learning how to evaluate the performance of investment vehicle such as mutual fund, also enlarge my perspectives towards future financial trends.

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By Richard E B

Dec 18, 2017

Excellent course


Jul 31, 2017

Vielen Dank!!!!!

By Rajeev K S

Aug 16, 2020

Good knowledge

By Jose L A C

May 26, 2020

Great insights

By Santiago R R

Sep 9, 2020

Great course!

By Shweta M B

Jun 1, 2020

it was good

By Shantanu C

Oct 8, 2020

Good Study

By Андреев С А

Aug 4, 2017

Very well!


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By Matteo E

Jun 19, 2017

Necessary to have completed previous courses from the University of Geneva to make the most of this course (or at least have some previous exposure to finance). Out of all the courses in the Specialisation in Financial Markets, maybe the least valid course. Still excellent material, but more in the sense of introducing the hottest trends rather than exploring them in any depth.

By Deleted A

Aug 24, 2016

This is an well done, interesting class with a lot of good information, but the course seems much too biased toward active portfolios and management. The videos from UBS add nothing to the class and seem more like advertisements for UBS than class material. That being said, I highly recommend this class and Specialization as a whole.

By Evan B

Jun 19, 2019

The course was very informative. This was a great course in which I learned much that I did not know, especially as regards sustainable investing and the returns it can generate. I highly recommend the course to anyone who is interested in finance, investments, or a touch of economics.

By Dmitriy B

May 19, 2017

Generally good, but too much theory and not enough practise in building own portfolios and strategies in a long run

By Nikita P

Sep 30, 2017

Quite good course to get an overview on investment. Nothing extraordinary, but still very informative and useful.

By Prata V A

Jul 13, 2020

The last few minutes in the video specialization outro was getting struck, content was good throughout.

By mpho m

Feb 13, 2020

Knowing what questions to ask when investing in a structured product is really insightful

By Chee-Khin C

Nov 15, 2016

Informative and illustrated how some quant concepts are put in practical use. Thank you.

By Amandeep K

Apr 10, 2018

Very well designed and taught course, absolutely loved Dr. Michel Girardin's lectures