Netherlands, Utrecht

Portfolio Management: Risk and the Behaviour of Investors

when 3 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 1030

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 exciting approach to explain events on investment markets

Course leader

Prof. dr. Arie Buijs

Target group

Students who are interested in finance and investments. Usually with a background in (business) economics.

Course aim

- 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.

Credits info

4 EC
Certificate of Attendance

Fee info

EUR 1030: Course + course materials + housing
EUR 680: Course + course materials


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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