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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...

Top reviews

MC

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

SA

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 David W

Apr 08, 2016

Great course for kick-starting this well presented Specialization.

By Alloysius C O

Jun 26, 2019

This course has further broaden my knowledge of financial market.

By Vivien R

Sep 06, 2016

Great course, learned a lot about financial markets in a fun way!

By Leonardo V

Sep 10, 2017

Excellent course. High quality content and challenging concepts.

By Niranjan S

Oct 05, 2016

Great. It has helped increase my knowledge of financial markets.

By Hemant M

Aug 27, 2019

Its is a very interesting course and the faculty is excellent.

By Vitor W R d O

May 31, 2019

Amazing course. Michel is an excellent Macro-Finance lecturer.

By José F A d V V

Dec 05, 2018

This course give me a solid general view of financial markets.

By Richard E B

Nov 27, 2017

Excellent subjects, really good content, valuable information.

By Kristin L S

Nov 11, 2017

Very comprehensive introduction to finance! Great teachers!

By ahmed E a

Mar 06, 2016

I thank all who shares in preparation of this great course.

By Veronika I

Aug 04, 2019

The fascinating taught course and clearly taught material!

By Junqing L

Jan 29, 2018

A very helpful introductory course. Michel is really good!

By Aditya J

Apr 22, 2016

very good material as well as way of presenting it . :) :)

By christopoulou v

Aug 20, 2017

Enlightening, very well organized with a lot of examples!

By chester b

Aug 17, 2017

loved it and late earn great deal about financial markets

By Arie H A

Jul 05, 2017

Professor Girardin is a great teacher, i loved the course

By Andreas W

Jun 06, 2016

Comprehensive introductory overview. Lecturers are great!

By horesh b s

Dec 22, 2019

I liked the pace and high-quality content of the course.

By Pablo S

Jun 24, 2018

Amazing course and very well summerized all the concepts

By Leonardo d S

Nov 16, 2017

Excellent course, great teachers. A wonderful experience

By Faragó J

Sep 15, 2017

It was very well composed, and the lecturers are awesome

By Samuel G

Jul 24, 2017

Great introductory course that gets you hungry for more!

By thomas d

Oct 25, 2018

Complex things made simple by great teachers. Thank you

By Alex K

Sep 20, 2016

A very comprehensive, informative, and engaging course.