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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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PM

Dec 18, 2019

Very informative course, with good examples. I particularly enjoyed the video of the Square executive. I just wish David Mutso's signature was somewhat legible on the course certificate.

KS

Jun 13, 2020

Prof Musto is a great instructor. Really enjoyed his interesting examples and engaging method of teaching. I liked the fact that he focused on concepts more than data and key terms.

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By Ajay C

Jun 21, 2019

Great Introductory course. Loved it!!!

By Varghese J

Oct 12, 2019

This course on Crowdfunding is taught by Professor Dr. David Musto, Chair of the Finance Department at Wharton School. The professor is very clear and to the point. He makes sure his lectures are not confusing and not too technical for a non-finance/non-math major. His objective is to clarify the basics and underlying scope of the crowdfunding sector. The subject is interesting and the faculty is 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.

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Apr 06, 2020

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By Shivani B

Aug 19, 2020

Valuable in terms of knowledge imparted with inclusion & upsurgence of tech in finance domains (where it overlaps with several parts of finance, economy and market value).

This is & will be an observance and finds prevalence from technology and finance point of view.

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 Andras I

May 30, 2020

This was a well presented and researched course giving an overview of the lending/crowdfunding/robo-advisory space. As part of the specialisation it serves its role well...not sure if it has that much value as a single course.

By Venkateswararaju B

Sep 23, 2020

This course really guides the candidate towards Lending, Crowdfunding, and Modern Investing methods and techniques. All the videos and examples are stimulating and motivates the candidates.. A well-designed course.

By Peter M

Dec 18, 2019

Very informative course, with good examples. I particularly enjoyed the video of the Square executive. I just wish David Mutso's signature was somewhat legible on the course certificate.

By Kavan

Jun 13, 2020

Prof Musto is a great instructor. Really enjoyed his interesting examples and engaging method of teaching. I liked the fact that he focused on concepts more than data and key terms.

By Konstantinos T

Apr 24, 2020

Very interesting Course concerning Lending, Crowdfunding and Investing including many examples, latest trends, etc. Excellent Instructor!!!

By Malaly P V

Jun 17, 2020

This course provided an excellent overview of how the platforms work and what influences lenders credit making decisions.

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 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 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 Shariq A

Jul 06, 2020

David Musto is a phenomenal professor, and makes everything seem so clear and well-articulated.

By Sachin S R

Oct 02, 2020

Thanks and Regards,

Sachin Shekhar R,

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By Nicholas K

Sep 22, 2019

This is an exceptional general all round course.

By Osrick L

Apr 08, 2020

Very Challenging! Had learned a lot!

By Venkata R

Nov 17, 2019

Enjoyed the lectures, thank you!!

By Rohit B

May 17, 2020

Fantastic course!! Top stuff

By Heath R

Jul 26, 2019

Informative.

By Dennis J B

Jul 31, 2019

Outstanding

By Mohammad A

Oct 13, 2020

Perfect