Investment Strategy

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About this course: Discover the basic concepts of needs analysis, investment policy, asset allocation, product selection, portfolio monitoring and re-balancing. We will look at the types of institutional investors - pension funds and insurance companies. You will learn the client management life cycle and dive into portfolio management as a process. You will learn the basic concepts, principles, and the major styles of investing in alternative assets. Finally, we study the impact of digitization on investment strategies.

Created by:  Indian School of Business
  • Taught by:  Vikram Kuriyan, Clinical Professor of Finance

    Director, Investment Lab
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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: Discover the basic concepts of needs analysis, investment policy, asset allocation, product selection, portfolio monitoring and re-balancing. We will look at the types of institutional investors - pension funds and insurance companies. You will learn the client management life cycle and dive into portfolio management as a process. You will learn the basic concepts, principles, and the major styles of investing in alternative assets. Finally, we study the impact of digitization on investment strategies.

Created by:  Indian School of Business
  • Taught by:  Vikram Kuriyan, Clinical Professor of Finance

    Director, Investment Lab
Basic Info Course 4 of 5 in the Financial Markets and Investment Strategy Specialization Level Intermediate Commitment 4 weeks of study, 3-4 hours/week Language English How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 3.9 stars Average User Rating 3.9See what learners said Coursework

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Syllabus


WEEK 1


Alternate Assets and Hedge funds
After finishing this module, you will be able to understand the difference between various alternate assets. You would also have an overview of the Hedge funds.


6 videos, 1 reading expand


  1. Video: 1.1.1 Introduction to alternate asset classes - part a
  2. Video: 1.1.2 Introduction to alternate asset classes - part b
  3. Video: 1.1.3 Introduction to alternate asset classes - part c
  4. Video: 1.1.4 Introduction to alternate asset classes - part d
  5. Video: 1.2 Hedgefund overview
  6. Video: Project
  7. Reading: The alternative asset management landscape in 2020
  8. Discussion Prompt: Hedge fund manager vs Mutual fund manager

Graded: Project - Week 1

WEEK 2


Index Investing



After completing this module, you will be able to understand what index investing means and you will also be able to calculate the value of a passive index. You will be able to define Beta and Alpha and can also find out a better investment among a given set of investments.


8 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: 2.1.1 Introduction to Index Investing - part a
  2. Video: 2.1.2 Introduction to Index Investing - part b
  3. Video: 2.2 Supplement to Index Investments
  4. Video: 2.3 Value of passive index
  5. Video: 2.4.1 Introduction to Beta and Alpha - part a
  6. Video: 2.4.2 Introduction to Beta and Alpha - part b
  7. Video: 2.5 Beta vs Alpha
  8. Video: 2.6 Which is the better investment
  9. Reading: Indexed Investing: A Prosaic Way to Beat the Average Investor
  10. Reading: 4 Common Misconceptions About Index Investing

Graded: Project - Week 2

WEEK 3


Asset Allocation
After completing this module, you will be able to understand the difference between retail asset allocation and institutional asset allocation. You will also be able to understand the importance of time horizon in defining risk.


5 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: 3.1.1 Asset Allocation - part a
  2. Video: 3.1.2 Asset Allocation - part b
  3. Video: 3.2 Institutional Asset Allocation
  4. Video: 3.3 Supplement on Institutional asset allocation
  5. Video: 3.4 Risk by Turtle Creek
  6. Reading: The Future Is Now: Institutional Asset Allocation for Retail Investors
  7. Reading: A Modern approach to Asset Allocation and Portfolio Construction
  8. Discussion Prompt: Gambling vs Stock Investing

Graded: Project - Week 3

WEEK 4


Risk
After completing this module, you will understand the meaning of permanent loss of capital and you will also be able to evaluate the performance of funds. You will also get a clear understanding of distributional approach to investing in assets.


6 videos, 2 readings expand


  1. Video: 4.1 Permanent loss of capital
  2. Video: 4.2 Supplement - Permanent Loss of capital
  3. Video: 4.3.1 Fund performance evolution - part a
  4. Video: 4.3.2 Fund performance evolution - part b
  5. Video: 4.4.1 Distributional Approach to investing in assets
  6. Video: 4.4.2 Distributional Approach to investing in assets
  7. Reading: Permanent Loss of Capital
  8. Reading: Avoiding a Permanent Loss of Capital
  9. Discussion Prompt: Market - Short run vs Long run

Graded: Project - Week 4
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