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About the Course

In this course, you’ll learn the foundational theories behind robo-advising, crowdfunding, and marketplace lending, and how to apply these theories to optimize your investments. Professor David Musto of the Wharton School has designed this course to help you gain a practical understanding of the theoretical frameworks of Modern Portfolio Theory and Financial Technology. You’ll learn how to apply the ideas behind robo-advising and crowdfunding to better assess and leverage a more optimized portfolio while managing risks. You’ll also explore the current consumer credit landscape and learn how to utilize financial technologies in your business. You’ll analyze real-life examples by studying the cases of Square and CommonBond. By the end of this course, you’ll have honed your skills in calculating risks and returns in robo-advising and crowdfunding, and be able to assess the value of marketplace lending to achieve better returns on your investments. No prerequisites are required for this course, although "Fintech: Foundations, Payments, and Regulations" and "Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: An Introduction to Digital Currencies" from Wharton's Fintech Specialization are recommended....

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CH

Jul 09, 2019

Though material is tough and difficult, I received excellent teaching from rated #1 professor! THANK YOU VERY UCH.

AM

Jul 04, 2019

Very interesting, really enjoyed it - especially the relevant and up to date business cases. thank you

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By Ajay C

Jun 21, 2019

Great Introductory course. Loved it!!!

By carlos a m p

Jun 18, 2019

Excellent course. However, It does not offer suggestions about additional readings (books, papers, etc.)

By Angela M

Jul 04, 2019

Very interesting, really enjoyed it - especially the relevant and up to date business cases. thank you

By Chiasheng O H

Jul 09, 2019

Though material is tough and difficult, I received excellent teaching from rated #1 professor! THANK YOU VERY UCH.

By Heath R

Jul 26, 2019

Informative.

By Dennis J B

Jul 31, 2019

Outstanding

By ARVIND K S

Aug 04, 2019

Excellent course from an erudite Professor. Some of the details like how the Jobs Act influenced crowdfunding, how the consumer lending sector is ripe for disruption through Fintech, are very useful. However, another sector which could find mention in this list is the education industry. Coursera and Edtech are also fintechs in a sense and India has its youngest billionaire from a very similar startup.

By Gopalakrishnan

Aug 13, 2019

Very useful insights with background clearly explained,, and governance aspects clarified. Will be helpful if non-US examples and framework - especially in Asia & Europe, Australia are covered too as the course seems to be focused purely on the US market

By Marco A L

Sep 14, 2019

I would've liked more practical cases like the ones in the Week 4, but in the whole specialization.

By Bharat A D

Sep 21, 2019

Covers the breadth of the emerging fintech industry well, but specific details or references to algorithms and techniques used in each of these sectors would have been interesting.

By Anthony C

Aug 05, 2019

Pprofessor was hard to follow with all the "ok" and fumbled words. Tried reading along and it reads the same as he spoke. This was hard to watch therefore turned into me taking quiz multiple times