FINC615 Investment Management (3 semester hours)

The course studies financial markets, principally equity markets, from an investment decision-making perspective. The course develops a set of conceptual frameworks and analytical tools and then applies these to particular investments and investment strategies chosen from a fairly broad array of companies, securities, and institutional contexts. The focus is on adding value across the spectrum of decisions ranging from position taking in particular securities, to portfolio risk management, and to the delegation to and oversight of professional investment managers. In conjunction, the course explores the competitive dynamics among investment organizations, products, and markets.