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BAFI 580C Special Topics in Finance: Topics in Investment Management

The area of investments covers a broad range of topics related to how individuals and institutions allocate capital across asset classes and individual risky securities. The topics in the course will vary according to the interests of the students and the instructor and with changes in the field of investments.The course will focus on selected recently emerging topics, research findings, and areas gaining prominence in industry that are not yet covered elsewhere in the finance curriculum. Primary resources and methods will be the study of working papers, journal articles, and industry publications that develop new ideas, consideration of real-world examples and practitioner experience, and student-led implementation of potential investment and trading strategies. Example course outcomes are that students can:

  • Understand the roles, objectives, and strategies of different types of investors and traders.
  • Evaluate the potential benefits and risks of different investment and trading strategies.
  • Contribute to developing and/or implementing new investment and trading strategies.
  • Explain one’s analysis and conclusions to other investment professionals and potential clients.

Instructor Biography - Adlai Fisher

Course Outline - Class of 2018 (updated October 24, 2017)

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