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About the Course

When an investor is faced with a portfolio choice problem, the number of possible assets and the various combinations and proportions in which each can be held can seem overwhelming. In this course, you’ll learn the basic principles underlying optimal portfolio construction, diversification, and risk management. You’ll start by acquiring the tools to characterize an investor’s risk and return trade-off. You will next analyze how a portfolio choice problem can be structured and learn how to solve for and implement the optimal portfolio solution. Finally, you will learn about the main pricing models for equilibrium asset prices. Learners will: • Develop risk and return measures for portfolio of assets • Understand the main insights from modern portfolio theory based on diversification • Describe and identify efficient portfolios that manage risk effectively • Solve for portfolio with the best risk-return trade-offs • Understand how risk preference drive optimal asset allocation decisions • Describe and use equilibrium asset pricing models....

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Mar 03, 2020

I love how Dr O teach by telling a story. Her Teaching technique is different from the college boring classes that I have been.\n\nI wish she offer more courses.


Aug 18, 2019

One of the finest courses on Coursera. Gives a deep and invaluable insight into Investment and Portfolio Management theories and practices. A must do!

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By Akhil G G

Jun 26, 2017

The course is great. It was very tough but a nice experience for me.

By Abdullah Ç

May 09, 2019

An excellent course for understanding the portfolio theory

By Sania N

Jul 01, 2020

Very in depth and a challenging course.

By Attilio

Sep 05, 2019

Need to be more faster in reviewing

By Terri C T L

Dec 17, 2016

I've learnt a lot from this course!

By Gerard C B

Jun 15, 2020

Dr O is great!

Excellent course.

By Emmanuel B K

Dec 18, 2017

Excellent Course!

Thanks to Dr. O!

By 高鑫禄 ( X

Sep 16, 2018

very good but with some mistakes

By Kristian B

Apr 04, 2020

Very useful, kudos to Doctor O.

By Antonius F G

Jan 13, 2018

Informative and mind opening.

By Karampatos G

Apr 22, 2018

Excellent course !


Sep 25, 2020

Excellent Course!

By Ahmed Y S H

Apr 15, 2020

Enrichment course

By Artem T

May 30, 2019

Great, thank you

By Everth V J

Jun 12, 2017

Excellent course

By Miao H

May 30, 2017

fabulous lecture

By Cristiano S

Dec 26, 2017


By Lautaro P

Nov 27, 2018

great course!

By Deleted A

Jun 24, 2017

Hey its great

By Mario P L B

Jan 01, 2020

Really good

By John M G

Dec 27, 2019

Very good!


Nov 01, 2019

Vey Good

By Herman A L d S

Mar 25, 2018


By Nicolas I S

Aug 27, 2020


By Edmund A D d L

Feb 27, 2017