Investment Management in an Evolving and Volatile World by HEC Paris and AXA Investment Managers

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About this course: 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 port…

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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

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  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: 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!

Created by:  HEC Paris
  • Taught by:  Hugues Langlois, Assistant Professor of Finance

    Finance department
  • Taught by:  Marion Le Morhedec, Senior Fund manager

    AXA IM
Commitment 4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week Language English, Subtitles: Italian, German, French, Chinese (Simplified) How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.5 stars Average User Rating 4.5See what learners said 课程作业

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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.

Syllabus


WEEK 1


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.


7 videos, 7 readings, 2 practice quizzes expand


  1. 阅读: What will you learn?
  2. Video: Introduction to the Course
  3. 讨论提示: Introduce yourself to your peers!
  4. 阅读: about the course
  5. Video: What kind of investor are you?
  6. 讨论提示: What type of investor do you think YOU are?
  7. Video: What do you want to achieve as an investor?
  8. Video: Translating your objectives into financial metrics
  9. 阅读: Supporting material - computing returns and sample statistics
  10. 练习测验: Practice Quiz Module 1 Lesson 1
  11. 阅读: What will you learn?
  12. Video: Understanding how to measure asset risk and return
  13. 阅读: Additional (optional) videos
  14. Video: A glance at the universe of investable assets
  15. Video: Financial market participants at play
  16. 练习测验: Practice Quiz Module 1 Lesson 2
  17. 阅读: Portfolio management exercise: part 1
  18. 阅读: Next quiz for advanced learners (honor track)

Graded: Graded Quiz Module 1
Graded: Portfolio management exercise - Getting Started with Investments
Graded: Quiz for honor track - part 1

WEEK 2


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.


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  1. Video: Introduction to Module 2
  2. 阅读: What will you learn?
  3. Video: How to use quantitative method to optimize portfolio construction
  4. 阅读: Supporting material
  5. Video: How do constraints and regulations impact portfolio construction?
  6. 阅读: Supporting material
  7. Video: The importance of asset pricing in portfolio management
  8. 阅读: Additional (optional) videos
  9. 练习测验: Practice Quiz - Module 2 Lesson 1
  10. 阅读: What will you learn?
  11. Video: Strategic versus tactical allocation
  12. Video: Hedging techniques: how to protect portfolio against undesired risk
  13. 阅读: Suggested reading
  14. 练习测验: Practice Quiz - Module 2 - Lesson 2
  15. 阅读: Portfolio management exercise: part 2

Graded: Graded Quiz Module 2
Graded: Portfolio management exercise - Let's Allocate Across Investments

WEEK 3


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.


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  1. Video: Introduction to Module 3
  2. 阅读: What will you learn?
  3. 阅读: Additional (optional) videos
  4. Video: The economics of active management
  5. Video: Active management: quantitative approach
  6. 阅读: Supporting material
  7. Video: Active management: discretionary approach
  8. 阅读: Suggested reading
  9. Video: Investment management decisions
  10. 练习测验: Practice Quiz - Module 3 - Lesson 1
  11. 阅读: What will you learn?
  12. Video: How to manage trading efficiently
  13. 阅读: Suggested reading
  14. Video: How to manage extreme events in financial markets
  15. 阅读: Supporting material and suggested reading
  16. 练习测验: Practice Quiz - Module 3 - Lesson 2
  17. 阅读: Next quiz for advanced learners (honor track)

Graded: Graded Quiz Module 3
Graded: Quiz for honor track - part 2

WEEK 4


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.


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  1. 阅读: What will you learn?
  2. Video: Introduction to Module 4
  3. Video: How to measure and monitor the performance of an investment
  4. 阅读: Supporting material
  5. Video: Selecting the right fund manager
  6. Video: Formalize your investment objectives
  7. 练习测验: Practice Quiz - Module 4 - Lesson 1
  8. 阅读: What will you learn?
  9. Video: Professionals at work in an asset management company
  10. Video: Product cycles in asset management
  11. Video: What does regulation bring to the industry?
  12. 阅读: Suggested reading
  13. 练习测验: Practice Quiz - Module 4 - Lesson 2
  14. 阅读: Got any question? Ask us in a live session!
  15. 阅读: Portfolio management exercise - part 3
  16. 阅读: Next quiz for advanced learners (honor track)

Graded: Graded Quiz Module 4
Graded: Portfolio management exercise - Let's Evaluate an Investment Fund
Graded: Quiz for honor track - part 3
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