Investments (2016/2017)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

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
Location
VERONA
Period
Primo semestre Magistrali dal Sep 26, 2016 al Jan 13, 2017.

Lesson timetable

Primo semestre Magistrali
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall SMT.04  
Friday 11:50 AM - 1:20 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 MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017