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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

4 hours to complete

Client Profile

16 videos (Total 90 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
16 videos
Client profile - Quick recap - part 110m
Client profile - Quick recap - part 210m
The basic steps in investment2m
Cognitive biases when choosing which assets to look at3m
Cognitive biases when processing financial information4m
Cognitive biases when rebalancing your portfolio4m
Cognitive biases when evaluating performance2m
How our emotions impact our investment decisions4m
Why we trade6m
What can we learn from this?9m
The key things you need to know to define your investment profile - UBS guest speaker4m
The path from an investor's profile to his/her optimal investment strategy - UBS guest speaker2m
How our age and wealth affect our investment profile - Main views8m
How our age and wealth affect our investment profile - Robo-advisors8m
1 reading
Pick a client!10m
4 hours to complete

Investment Policy

13 videos (Total 85 min), 1 quiz
13 videos
Risk as volatility?4m
The risk-return trade-off - UBS guest speaker5m
Measuring our risk tolerance5m
Distribution of returns - Graphical representation8m
Distribution of returns - Numbers5m
The impact of correlation - The benefits of diversification5m
The impact of correlation - Maximizing diversification6m
A first example of an anticipation crisis: 1987 - The "Fed Model"9m
A first example of an anticipation crisis: 1987 - The crash8m
A second example of an anticipation crisis - 200010m
Key drivers of tactical asset allocation - Goals8m
Key drivers of tactical asset allocation - Implementation4m
3 hours to complete

First Reporting and Rebalancing

7 videos (Total 34 min), 1 quiz
7 videos
Risk management applied to portfolio allocation6m
Defining the Value-at-Risk4m
Computing the Value-at-Risk5m
Defining the Expected Shortfall6m
Computing the Expected Shortfall3m
Risk as volatility?4m
4 hours to complete

Final Reporting

6 videos (Total 47 min), 1 quiz
6 videos
The Sharpe, Treynor and Sortino ratios - Sharpe8m
The Sharpe, Treynor and Sortino ratios - Treynor and Sortino8m
Beating the benchmark or the peer group? - Peer group analysis12m
Beating the benchmark or the peer group? - Screening criteria8m
A few concluding words4m
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Top reviews from Planning your Client's Wealth over a 5-year Horizon

By AGJul 5th 2017

Practical approach that will allow you to build and manage real portfolios. Really interesting! Thanks to everyone involved in the creation of this specialisation.

By IOOct 31st 2016

Great capstone with practical application of concepts learned I the prior 4 courses. I would love to have a part 2 with more advanced concepts.



University of Geneva- Michel Girardin

Lecturer in Macro-Finance - Project Leader for the "Investment Management" specialization
Geneva Finance Research Institute

About University of Geneva

Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva (UNIGE) is one of Europe's leading universities. Devoted to research, education and dialogue, the UNIGE shares the international calling of its host city, Geneva, a centre of international and multicultural activities with a venerable cosmopolitan tradition....

About the Investment Management Specialization

In this Specialization, you will understand how investment strategies are designed to reach financial goals in a global context. You will learn the theory that underlies strong investment decisions, as well as practical, real-world skills that you can apply when discussing investment proposals with your advisor, managing your personal assets or your client’s investment portfolio. You will start by developing a global understanding of financial markets and what impacts rational and irrational behaviors have in finance at the micro and macro levels. You will then learn how to adequately build and manage a portfolio with a long-term view while gaining an appreciation for novel research advances in finance and related areas as well as future trends that are shaping the investment management industry. In the final Capstone Project, you will create a sensible 5-year investment plan that accounts for an investor's goals and constraints in a dynamic economic landscape. Key speakers from UBS, our corporate partner, will contribute to this specialization by providing you with practical insights they have gathered through years of experience working for the world’s largest wealth manager. Director of this Specialization and main teaching contributor: Dr. Michel Girardin, Lecturer in Macro-Finance, University of Geneva...
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