This course is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in all the fundamental concepts in investments. Broad topics include risk and return, constructing optimal portfolios, asset pricing models, fixed-income securities, and financial derivatives. We will seek a balance between the theoretical paradigms, the empirical findings, and their application to the real world. Lectures and exams will concentrate on both conceptual foundations and quantitative problem solving.
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"Investments", by Bodie, Kane, and Marcus, 10th edition, McGraw-Hill
There are four main teaching and learning methods:
Grades will be determined using the following factors and relative weights:
1. Cases: 30%
3. Exam: 35%
To obtain a passing grade in the course, students must have a grade in the final exam of at least 10. Students will have to deliver all the problem sets and cases to be able to complete the course.
The midterm exam is also mandatory.
Main topics covered in the course: