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University of Geneva

Investment Management

University of Geneva via Coursera Specialization


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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


Course 1: Understanding Financial Markets
- Offered by University of Geneva. In this course, you will learn what the main financial markets and their characteristics are as well as how ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Meeting Investors' Goals
- Offered by University of Geneva. In this course, you will dive into the concepts of rationality and irrationality and understand how they ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Portfolio and Risk Management
- Offered by University of Geneva. In this course, you will gain an understanding of the theory underlying optimal portfolio construction, the ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Securing Investment Returns in the Long Run
- Offered by University of Geneva. In this course, you will learn about the famous dichotomy between active and passive investing, how to ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Planning your Client's Wealth over a 5-year Horizon
- Offered by University of Geneva. In this Capstone project, you will have to choose between three different characters (each with a unique ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Brian Nick, Chris Wright, Dirk Effenberger, Mark Haefele, Mike Ryan, Simon Smiles, Themis Themistocleous, Thomas Wacker, University of Geneva- Ines Chaieb, University of Geneva- Jonas Demaurex, University of Geneva- Kerstin Preuschoff, University of Geneva- Martin Hoesli, University of Geneva- Michel Girardin, University of Geneva- Olivier Scaillet, University of Geneva- Philip Valta, University of Geneva- Philipp Krueger, University of Geneva- Rajna Gibson Brandon and University of Geneva- Tony Berrada


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  • I​ really benefited from taking this specialization. Even if you don't have any experience in Investment Management, the lectures are clear and you learn so much. I do have one suggestion for the capstone project and this was the reason I gave thi…

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