Investments (2015/2016)

Course code
4S02466
Name of lecturer
Giuseppina Chesini
Coordinator
Giuseppina Chesini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
SECS-P/11 - FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS
Language of instruction
English
Period
Secondo Semestre Magistrali dal Feb 22, 2016 al Jun 1, 2016.

Lesson timetable

Secondo Semestre Magistrali
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall SMT.04  
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:40 PM lesson Lecture Hall SMT.04  

Learning outcomes

The Course aims at developing participant’s skills on how the International financial markets work. In recent years both markets and securities have evolved to meet the changing and complex needs of different participants in the financial system. In this regard, the Course intends to focus on the knowledge of the major types of markets in which securities trade, the trading process and the major players in these arenas. A special attention is devoted to the many venues and procedures available for trading securities in International markets with a particular focus on the issues of financial regulation and competition.

Syllabus

A. ELEMENTS OF INVESTMENTS
1. Investments: Background and Issues
2. Assets classes and financial Instruments
3. Securities markets
4. Mutual Funds and other investment companies
B. PORTFOLIO THEORY
1. Risk and return: past and prologue
2. Efficient diversification
3. Capital Asset Pricing and Arbitrage Pricing Theory
C. SECURITY ANALYSIS
1. Macroeconomic and Industry Analysis
2. Equity Valuation
3. Financial Statement Analysis
D. ACTIVE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
1. Globalization and International Investing

Texbooks:
Bodie Z., Kane A., Marcus A.J., Essential of Investments, McGraw Hill, 2010, selected chapters: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19.
The teacher will suggest additional readings.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a multiple choice written text both for attending and non-attending students.

Student opinions - 2015/2016


Statistics about transparency requirements (Attuazione Art. 2 del D.M. 31/10/2007, n. 544)

Statistics
Outcomes Exams Outcomes Percentages Average Standard Deviation
Positive 85.71% 25 3
Rejected 7.14%
Absent 7.14%
Ritirati --
Canceled --
Distribuzione degli esiti positivi
18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 30 e Lode
8.3% 4.1% 4.1% 4.1% 16.6% 4.1% 12.5% 0.0% 4.1% 16.6% 4.1% 4.1% 16.6% 0.0%

Data from AA 2015/2016 based on 28 students. I valori in percentuale sono arrotondati al numero intero più vicino.