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2017
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Portfolio Management: Risk and the Behaviour of Investors

Organizing institution
Utrecht University, Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance (UU)
Course code
B14
Course fee (incl. housing)
€ 1030
Level
Advanced bachelor level

After completing the course successfully, students will be able to make an analysis of individual shares and bond investments. They have the insight that combining different investments into one portfolio can reduce the overall risk substantially. Also they will be aware that not everything is rational on financial markets, since psychological factors may influence investment decisions. In this sense the course will combine the traditional elements of portfolio management with modern concepts of behavioural finance.

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The course will focus on the construction of investment portfolios. For people who work in the financial world understanding the concepts of risk en return is very important. The characteristics of individual investments will be studied. Also the analysis of overall portfolio risk will be a point of focus. Modern derivative securities can be important tools to manage the risk. Apart from that, attention will be given to individual and collective psychological factors to explain the price movements in financial markets. This field, called behavioural finance, is a new and exciting approach to explain events on investment markets

Tags: investments, portfolio management, behavioural finance, shares, bonds

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COURSE LEADER

Prof. dr. Arie Buijs

LECTURERS

Dr. Dirk Gerritsen (Universiteit Utrecht)
Rousseau Lötter, PhD (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)

TARGET GROUP

Students who are interested in finance and investments. Usually with a background in (business) economics.

COURSE AIM

- Students get to know about the construction of investment portfolios
- Students will be able to quantify risks of an investment portfolio
- Students know the specific characteristics of investments in shares, bonds and derivative securities.
- Students can understand the role of psychological factors in investment decisions

STUDY LOAD

The day to day programme will give you further information about the Study Load

FEE

• € 1030 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 680 - Course + course materials

DISCOUNTS AND COMBINATIONS
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

MORE INFORMATION

a.buijs@uu.nl

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REGISTRATION

Deadline for registration: 26 June 2017

Application closed