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About the Course

In this course, you will learn what the main financial markets and their characteristics are as well as how they are linked to the economy. Our very diversified team of experts will start by teaching you how the price of stocks and bonds are computed and why they move while you will become increasingly aware of the notion of risk and why it matters when measuring an investment's performance. The focus will then move to less popular markets such as gold, emerging markets, real estate, hedge funds and private markets. These will be analyzed with an emphasis on their particular risks and return opportunities as well as how they can help in building efficient portfolios. Finally, the policies of central banks and their impact on financial markets will be presented to you along with the link between the economy and the price of financial assets. All along these different steps, experts from UBS, our corporate partner, will show you how the concepts you just acquired are effectively applied in a leading global bank. This focus on practicality means you will not only understand what is going on in global financial markets but also start to figure out how you can use them to achieve financial goals, be it a client's or your own. Course Director and main teaching contributor: Dr. Michel Girardin, Lecturer in Macro-Finance, University of Geneva...

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Jul 17, 2017

Mr. Michel is really an amazing teacher! His lectures are vivic and greatly attracts my attention. I hope to take more of his classes because I've Learned more than I nomally can do in a short class


Feb 01, 2020

All the instructors were very knowledgeable and used lots of real life examples to explain the theory. They were also kind of funny and turned a "stiff" topic into a lively and fascinating story.

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By Nicholas R

Apr 11, 2020

Excellent Course

By Manish K R

Dec 03, 2019

excellent course

By Anil J

Nov 27, 2019

Very informative

By Thymianidis A

Aug 05, 2019

Excellent job!!!


Jun 17, 2019

Very Informative

By Octaviano A

Mar 12, 2019

very nice course

By S S P

Sep 27, 2018

Great Teaching!!

By wafula c

Aug 24, 2017

very nice course

By Андреев С А

Jun 15, 2017

Exellent course!

By Schubert K

Sep 25, 2016

Excellent course


May 23, 2016

excellent course


Jul 10, 2019

Very insightful

By Alejandro L S

Nov 20, 2018

Excelent course

By Giulio L

Aug 03, 2018

A great course!

By Jamie L

Oct 03, 2016

Very enjoyable.

By Dhiraj M

Jan 30, 2017

Awesome course

By michael

Jun 24, 2016

Awesome course

By Renfei G

Feb 15, 2016

With pleasure.

By Caio V d M d A L

Jun 04, 2020

Great Course!

By Valentyn M

May 24, 2020

Great Course!

By John L

May 19, 2019

Great course.

By Vitor G

Feb 17, 2019

Great Course!

By Rajat D

Mar 12, 2017

Great course!

By Andrew K

Jan 21, 2017

Great course!

By Saswato R

Dec 31, 2016

Great course!