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University of Geneva

Understanding Financial Markets

University of Geneva via Coursera


In this course, you will learn what the main financial markets and their characteristics are as well as how they are linked to the economy.

Our very diversified team of experts will start by teaching you how the price of stocks and bonds are computed and why they move while you will become increasingly aware of the notion of risk and why it matters when measuring an investment's performance. The focus will then move to less popular markets such as gold, emerging markets, real estate, hedge funds and private markets. These will be analyzed with an emphasis on their particular risks and return opportunities as well as how they can help in building efficient portfolios. Finally, the policies of central banks and their impact on financial markets will be presented to you along with the link between the economy and the price of financial assets.

All along these different steps, experts from UBS, our corporate partner, will show you how the concepts you just acquired are effectively applied in a leading global bank. This focus on practicality means you will not only understand what is going on in global financial markets but also start to figure out how you can use them to achieve financial goals, be it a client's or your own.

Course Director and main teaching contributor: Dr. Michel Girardin, Lecturer in Macro-Finance, University of Geneva

Taught by

Martin Hoesli, Jonas Demaurex, Ines Chaieb, Michel Girardin, Olivier Scaillet, Philip Valta and Rajna Brandon Gibson


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    It's an amazing course.. The is a lot to learn n find out about marketing and understanding everything you Wil be learning and makes it easy to practice it
  • Mehak Mendiratta
    It is the most popular course these days I really want to do this course as it is from top college IIM and it is one of the most demanding course

  • When financial markets are well understood, then businesses and other transactions will be very easy and pleasing so I really like this course
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