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Have you ever wanted to invest in financial markets, but were always afraid that you didn’t have the proper tools or knowledge to make informed decisions? Have you ever wondered how investment management companies operate and what fund managers do? AXA Investment Managers, in partnership with HEC Paris, will introduce you to the most important ideas and concepts in investment management, to help you better understand your financial future. This course will enable you to: • Define what type of investor you are, your investment objectives, and potential constraints. • Identify the main investable assets and important players in financial markets. • Understand basic portfolio management techniques. • Apply these techniques in real case studies from the outset, through practical assessments. Finally, we will provide a comprehensive overview of today's asset management industry: the product cycles, professionals, and regulations. For those who want to identify a talented fund manager to invest for you, we offer important criteria for selecting one. For those who are interested in learning more about this fascinating industry, we lay the foundation for your ongoing financial journey. Join us now to explore the world of investment management! Course Launching Date The first session of the course will be launched on April 11th, 2016. Course Specialists The course has been developed in collaboration between HEC Paris, with Hugues Langlois managing the academic aspect, and AXA Investment Managers specialists, sharing their experiences and expertise and coordinated by Marion Le Morhedec. AXA Investment Managers participants include Maxime Alimi, Stephanie Condra, Nicholas Jeans, Elodie Laugel, Pierre-François de Mont-Serrat, Jean-Gabriel Pierre (AXA Group), Dorothée Sauloup, Irina Topa-Serry, Fiona Southall, Patrice Viot Coster, Susanna Warner, and Joachim Weitgasser. Recommended Background We expect most participants to have a basic level of knowledge in mathematics and economics. However this is not essential, and we believe that people from any background can succeed with commitment and a strong interest. Be aware that in the case study, you will have to use Excel. Course Format This course will run for 4 weeks and consists of 4 modules, each with a series of lecture videos between 5 to 8 minutes long. Each module contains a set of practice and graded quiz questions. A complete portfolio management exercise covers concepts learned in all modules Language The course is in English, with Italian, German, French, and Chinese (Simplified) subtitles. The Project The preparation of this MOOC has been an exciting adventure for many professionals at AXA Investment Managers and HEC, both for the speakers and a wealth of contributors. Thank you to all of them. We hope you enjoy this course as much as we enjoyed creating it!...
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Habilidades que você terá

Investment ManagementPortfolio TheoriesFinancial MarketsAsset Management
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Approx. 17 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week...
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English

Legendas: English, Italian, German, French, Chinese (Simplified)...

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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1
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4 horas para concluir

Defining Your Objectives and Universe

As the first module of the course, we will start with helping you to identify which kind of investor you are, and what are your investment objectives. Then, we will give you an overall view of investible assets and the financial market. In addition, we will introduce the concepts of risk and returns in portfolio management which will help you to make better investment decisions....
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 61 min), 7 leituras, 6 testes
Video7 videos
What kind of investor are you?8min
What do you want to achieve as an investor?7min
Translating your objectives into financial metrics10min
Understanding how to measure asset risk and return9min
A glance at the universe of investable assets12min
Financial market participants at play10min
Reading7 leituras
What will you learn?10min
More about the course10min
Supporting material - computing returns and sample statistics10min
What will you learn?10min
Additional (optional) videos10min
Portfolio management exercise: part 110min
Next quiz for advanced learners (honor track)10min
Quiz6 exercícios práticos
Practice Quiz Module 1 Lesson 110min
Copy of Practice Quiz Module 1 Lesson 130min
Practice Quiz Module 1 Lesson 210min
Graded Quiz Module 146min
Portfolio management exercise - Getting Started with Investments12min
Quiz for honor track - part 110min
Week
2
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3 horas para concluir

How to Build an Investment Solution

This is the second week of our study. We first learn how to optimize a portfolio allocation given your investment objectives. Then we will learn how to integrate your investment constraints to find a feasible investment solution. You will use asset pricing models to improve your portfolio performance by improving your understanding of financial asset returns. Finally, you will apply different hedging techniques to remove unwanted risk in our portfolios....
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 61 min), 7 leituras, 4 testes
Video7 videos
How to use quantitative method to optimize portfolio construction8min
How do constraints and regulations impact portfolio construction?8min
The importance of asset pricing in portfolio management9min
Strategic versus tactical allocation10min
Hedging techniques: how to protect portfolio against undesired risk11min
Copy of Strategic versus tactical allocation10min
Reading7 leituras
What will you learn?10min
Supporting material10min
Supporting material10min
Additional (optional) videos10min
What will you learn?10min
Suggested reading10min
Portfolio management exercise: part 210min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Practice Quiz - Module 2 Lesson 110min
Practice Quiz - Module 2 - Lesson 210min
Graded Quiz Module 240min
Portfolio management exercise - Let's Allocate Across Investments12min
Week
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3 horas para concluir

Exploring Specific Portfolio Management Techniques

We take in this module a closer look at investment strategies. We start by examining both quantitative active and qualitative strategies, and understanding their respective benefits. In the second lesson, we will learn how to apply these strategies in real life, including how to translate a strategies into transactions. We finish by examining extreme events in financial markets during which investment strategies were challenged. ...
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 57 min), 8 leituras, 4 testes
Video7 videos
The economics of active management8min
Active management: quantitative approach8min
Active management: discretionary approach10min
Investment management decisions8min
How to manage trading efficiently10min
How to manage extreme events in financial markets9min
Reading8 leituras
What will you learn?10min
Additional (optional) videos10min
Supporting material10min
Suggested reading10min
What will you learn?10min
Suggested reading10min
Supporting material and suggested reading10min
Next quiz for advanced learners (honor track)10min
Quiz4 exercícios práticos
Practice Quiz - Module 3 - Lesson 110min
Practice Quiz - Module 3 - Lesson 210min
Graded Quiz Module 340min
Quiz for honor track - part 212min
Week
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3 horas para concluir

The Asset Management Industry: Selecting or Becoming a Fund Manager

In this final module, we cover the details of the asset management industry. We start by understanding what it takes to make a proper decision when hiring a fund manager. We will learn how to evaluate his or her performance, and to select the right one depending on our investment objectives. Then, we cover the functioning of an asset management firm. We will learn the different career paths within an asset management firm. We will also cover the different stages of the life cycle of an investment product, including the role of each department within the firm and the impact of regulations on their design. ...
Reading
7 vídeos (Total de 53 min), 7 leituras, 5 testes
Video7 videos
How to measure and monitor the performance of an investment7min
Selecting the right fund manager7min
Formalize your investment objectives8min
Professionals at work in an asset management company8min
Product cycles in asset management11min
What does regulation bring to the industry?8min
Reading7 leituras
What will you learn?10min
Supporting material10min
What will you learn?10min
Suggested reading10min
Got any question? Ask us in a live session!10min
Portfolio management exercise - part 310min
Next quiz for advanced learners (honor track)10min
Quiz5 exercícios práticos
Practice Quiz - Module 4 - Lesson 110min
Practice Quiz - Module 4 - Lesson 210min
Graded Quiz Module 440min
Portfolio management exercise - Let's Evaluate an Investment Fund10min
Quiz for honor track - part 38min

Instrutores

Hugues Langlois

Assistant Professor of Finance
Finance department

Marion Le Morhedec

Senior Fund manager
AXA IM

Sobre HEC Paris

HEC Paris, founded in 1881 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is one of France’s oldest elite higher education Grandes Ecoles. Throughout its 130-year history, HEC Paris has consistently attracted individuals highly capable and talented, innovative and entrepreneurial, ambitious and open-minded, capable of becoming architects of a responsible world. What makes HEC unique is its conviction shared by the HEC community: knowledge determines the freedom and entrepreneurship required for a better world....

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