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Rice University

Investment and Portfolio Management

Rice University via Coursera Specialization


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In this four-course Specialization, you’ll learn the essential skills of portfolio management and personal investing. All investors – from the largest wealth funds to the smallest individual investors – share common issues in investing: how to meet their liabilities, how to decide where to invest, and how much risk to take on. In this Specialization, you will learn how to think about, discuss, and formulate solutions to these investment questions. You will learn the theory and the real-world skills necessary to design, execute, and evaluate investment proposals that meet financial objectives. You will begin with an overview of global financial markets and instruments that characterize the investment opportunities available to today’s investor. You will then learn how to construct optimal portfolios that manage risk effectively, and how to capitalize on understanding behavioral biases and irrational behavior in financial markets. You will learn the best practices in portfolio management and performance evaluation as well as current investment strategies. By the end of your Capstone Project, you will have mastered the analytical tools, quantitative skills, and practical knowledge necessary for long-term investment management success. To see an overview video for this Specialization, click here!


Course 1: Global Financial Markets and Instruments
- Offered by Rice University. Get a running start in the high-stakes world of financial investment! This first course is designed to help you ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Portfolio Selection and Risk Management
- Offered by Rice University. When an investor is faced with a portfolio choice problem, the number of possible assets and the various ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Biases and Portfolio Selection
- Offered by Rice University. Investors tend to be their own worst enemies. In this third course, you will learn how to capitalize on ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Investment Strategies and Portfolio Analysis
- Offered by Rice University. In this course, you will learn about latest investment strategies and performance evaluation. You will start by ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Capstone: Build a Winning Investment Portfolio
- Offered by Rice University. Put your investment and portfolio management knowledge to the test through five weeks of hands-on investment ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Arzu Ozoguz and Jill Foote


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