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Investment Strategies

Overview

Investors need a solid understanding of the way markets work combined with cutting-edge analytical skills and advanced quantitative tools that can guide their stock selections and active portfolio management through uncertainty and into the future.

Blending financial history, theory, and data, the Investment Strategies course teaches prudent risk management and data-driven decision making to help you make sound financial choices, avoid common investing pitfalls, and set you on a path of lifelong learning about markets and investing.

Dates:  – 

Time Commitment: 4-6 hours per week

Format: Facilitated Online Course – Learn with a cohort and facilitator as new pre-recorded modules are released each week.

Administrative Fee: $250

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Key Learnings

  • Analyze the performance of actively managed investment products
  • Discuss the underlying empirical evidence that informs investment decisions
  • Understand the theoretical foundation of active investment management
  • Apply modern risk management and analytical theory to stock selection

Agenda

The below modules are preceded by an orientation week, during which you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the learning platform and prepare for the program ahead.

Module 1: Introduction to Capital Markets

Module 2: Major Asset Classes

Module 3: Risk and Investing

Module 4: Active Management

Module 5: Market Risk Premium I

Module 6: Market Risk Premium II

Module 7: Patterns in Stock Returns I

Module 8: Patterns in Stock Returns II

Module 9: Portfolio Considerations

Faculty

Harry Mamaysky

Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of Business, Finance Division Faculty Director, Program for Financial Studies

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