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Risk control, macroeconomics and leadership: the latest perspective

teacher-gesture-webLSE Custom Programmes’ third course for the innovative Italian bank Fineco was taught by faculty members from across the departments of Finance, Economics and Management, with simultaneous translation into Italian. A group of 55 financial advisors and managers took part in the two-day programme delivered at LSE on 18 - 19 November.

The group explored risk control in asset management, the main themes of which were the quantity and quality of risk, and investors’ attitudes to risk. Participants were briefed on current global macroeconomic challenges, with a specific focus on those faced by developed countries and emerging markets, as well as risk factors for growth over a range of timescales.

The course concluded with the managers learning about the processes and skills required for successful change leadership. Particular aims were to encourage reflection on personal leadership style and to enable development of leadership effectiveness.

The participants returned to Italy with a wider perspective on their profession and new insights that enabled them to enhance their portfolio management work.

Fineco has described the course as ‘a success, highly appreciated by Fineco’s top management. LSE’s particular strengths included independent perspectives on relevant topics, a personalised approach, and an excellent interaction between the lead academic and the course participants.’