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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 Ahmed H A M

Dec 20, 2016

Very handy and purposive


Jun 17, 2016

clear and easy to follow

By Emmadi S

Jul 28, 2020

very good. knowledgable

By Mohamed H

Apr 20, 2019

very easy to understand

By Duke N

Sep 02, 2016

Very informative course

By Cherikuri V A

Feb 26, 2016

Its a great course.....

By Ioannis P

Feb 18, 2016

Very and helpful course

By Ahmed S

Apr 28, 2020

one of the best course

By Stefano C

Feb 10, 2020

Super clear and useful

By Vishal S

Jun 13, 2016

Very good introduction

By Abdalhay A A A

Mar 08, 2016

Best course I had ever

By Sebastián S

Feb 16, 2016

Very simple and useful

By Raminta A

Nov 19, 2018

Well prepared course!

By Artak H

Oct 09, 2016

Very good course !!!


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By Soumen K H

Dec 24, 2019

Excellent teaching.

By Ayush r

Aug 04, 2019

Very good lectures.

By lucio m

Apr 06, 2016

Excellent Course...

By Mayank M

Jul 16, 2020

Outstanding Course

By Barak

Jan 14, 2018

Thank you so much.

By Harry L

Sep 03, 2017

fantanstic course.

By Gio T

Oct 15, 2016

It is really great

By Ron T

Mar 30, 2016

Good for beginners

By Akashbhai B P

Jun 13, 2020

Very good course.

By Onur K P

May 17, 2020

Very nice course!