Investment and Portfolio Management Specialization
Build a Winning Investment Portfolio. Improve your investment strategies with real-world skills, insights, and analytical tools.
About This Specialization
In this four-course Specialization, you’ll learn the essential skills of portfolio management and personal investing. All investors – from the largest wealth funds to the smallest individual investors – share common issues in investing: how to meet their liabilities, how to decide where to invest, and how much risk to take on. In this Specialization, you will learn how to think about, discuss, and formulate solutions to these investment questions. You will learn the theory and the real-world skills necessary to design, execute, and evaluate investment proposals that meet financial objectives. You will begin with an overview of global financial markets and instruments that characterize the investment opportunities available to today’s investor. You will then learn how to construct optimal portfolios that manage risk effectively, and how to capitalize on understanding behavioral biases and irrational behavior in financial markets. You will learn the best practices in portfolio management and performance evaluation as well as current investment strategies. By the end of your Capstone Project, you will have mastered the analytical tools, quantitative skills, and practical knowledge necessary for long-term investment management success. To see an overview video for this Specialization, click here!
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- Beginner Specialization.
- No prior experience required.
Global Financial Markets and InstrumentsUpcoming session: Feb 26
About the CourseGet a running start in the high-stakes world of financial investment! This first course is designed to help you become an informed investor by providing you with the essential concepts for long-term success in managing money. You’ll start by learning the
Portfolio Selection and Risk ManagementUpcoming session: Mar 5
- 5 weeks
About the CourseWhen an investor is faced with a portfolio choice problem, the number of possible assets and the various combinations and proportions in which each can be held can seem overwhelming. In this course, you’ll learn the basic principles underlying
Biases and Portfolio SelectionUpcoming session: Mar 5
- 4 weeks of study
About the CourseInvestors tend to be their own worst enemies. In this third course, you will learn how to capitalize on understanding behavioral biases and irrational behavior in financial markets. You will start by learning about the various behavioral biases – mista
Investment Strategies and Portfolio AnalysisUpcoming session: Mar 5
- 4 weeks of study
About the CourseIn this course, you will learn about latest investment strategies and performance evaluation. You will start by learning portfolio performance measures and discuss best practices in portfolio performance evaluation. You will explore different ev
Capstone: Build a Winning Investment PortfolioUpcoming session: Mar 12
- 6 weeks of study
About the Capstone ProjectPut your investment and portfolio management knowledge to the test through five weeks of hands-on investment experiences: • Developing and managing your own simulated investment portfolio, resulting in a peer-graded report covering portfolio s
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