17 July 2015
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Portfolio Management: Risk and the Behaviour of Investors
The course will focus on the construction of investment portfolios. For people who work in the financial world understanding the concepts of risk en return is very important. The characteristics of individual investments will be studied. Also the analysis of overall portfolio risk will be a point of focus. Modern derivative securities can be important tools to manage the risk. Apart from that, attention will be given to individual and collective psychological factors to explain the price movements in financial markets. This field, called behavioural finance, is a new and exiting approach to explain events on investment markets.
After completing the course successfully, students will be able to make an analysis of individual shares and bond investments. They have the insight that combining different investments into one portfolio can reduce the overall risk substantially. Also they will be aware that not everything is rational on financial markets, since psychological factors may influence investment decisions. In this sense the course will combine the traditional elements of portfolio management with modern concepts of behavioural finance.
Prof. dr Arie Buijs
Students in Business or students from other fields who study business as a minor.
- Students get to know about the construction of investment portfolios
- Students will be able to quantify risks of an investment portfolio
- Students know the specific characteristics of investments in shares, bonds and derivative securities.
- Students can inderstand the role of psychological factors in inevestment decisions
Certificate of Attendance
EUR 970: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 630: Course + course materials
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