Specialization Head: Jens Hilscher (email@example.com)
Asset management is concerned with evaluating the investment opportunities and risks of any financial asset or asset class in relation to stated investment objectives, and in implementing both strategic and tactical approaches to portfolio management. Professionals operating in the asset management field are expected to have a detailed understanding of the security universes in which they operate, and to be able to blend quantitative tools and sound qualitative judgment to make investment decisions in both selecting and managing global investment portfolios.
FIN 261a and FIN 263a form the foundation for asset management, and build on the knowledge and skills introduced in the required Investments course by both deepening and generalizing the portfolio management materials to an international context, and delving deeper into the specialized tools and conventions of the fixed income markets.
The first set of electives listed below builds on the core and required courses above by providing additional quantitative tools, economic insights and security valuation skills.
The second set of electives provides students with additional opportunities to shape the emphasis of the Specialization into a more quantitative or qualitative asset management focus.
Specialization requirements include 20 credits from the following coursework:
Must include 8 credits of:
||Fixed Income Securities (4 credits)
||International Portfolio Management (4 credits)
and 8 credits from the following electives:
||Options and Derivatives (4 credits)
||Trading and Exchanges (4 credits)
||Security Analysis (2 credits)
||Relative Value of Securities (2 credits)
and 4 credits from the following electives:
||Technical Analysis (2 credits)
||Credit Risk Analysis I (2 credits)
||Credit Risk Analysis II (2 credits)
||Country Risk Analysis (2 credits)
||Private Equity (2 credits)
||Mergers and Acquisitions (4 credits)
||Options and Derivatives II (4 credits)
||Computer Simulations & Risk Assessment (4 credits)
||Introduction to Quantitative Finance (4 credits)
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