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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 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.

By Sujnani G

Jul 03, 2016

If a person new to finance then its good to refer here.

By Sean L

Feb 12, 2017

Accessible for learners with close to zero background.

By Markus Z

Feb 21, 2016

Excellent video series with very good teaching staff.

By Brennan L

Jan 23, 2019

Great course with good analogies and topics covered.

By jaysheel s

Sep 09, 2016

amazing course, great detailing and from the basics.

By Priyanshi G

May 03, 2016

Covered very practical aspects! THank you so much :)

By Adam W

Feb 18, 2020

Love Michel. Innes was a little hard to understand.

By Hubert Y

Jun 11, 2016

Great! Would like a more mathematical view, though.

By David S

Aug 19, 2017

Great for understanding or refreshing the basics.

By Gustavo G M

Feb 17, 2020

Great for beginners without previous experience!

By Josh

Oct 14, 2018

amazingly clear teaching and practical material;

By Jiaqi S

Mar 12, 2018

Very well designed course and enjoyable to learn

By Ahmer J K

May 19, 2017

Excellent course, very well delivered! Loved it!