In order for an asset management firm to be successful, three things are required. First, the company must have an effective investment strategy. Second, the investment strategy must be implemented efficiently. Third, the company must successfully handle the non-investment elements of the business, such as marketing and compliance. This course covers all of these elements, exploring the perspectives of both investment managers and those individuals and institutions that provide capital to them.
This executive course is led by Professor Christopher Polk, head of LSE's finance department and former director of the LSE Financial Markets Group, a widely-published researcher, and a highly-rated educator. The course covers, among other topics, Modern Portfolio Theory, Behavioural Finance, Quantitative Investing, Liquid Investment Alternatives, Illiquid Investment Alternatives, Performance Measurement, and Investment Synthesis.
Professor Polk couples dynamic lectures teaching fundamental asset management concepts with case studies that build on these key ideas while also illustrating recent developments in global investing. Group work and spirited class discussion are a key component of this highly-interactive course.