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Asset Management - (F)

Course code
Course type
MSc Course
Weekly Hours
FS 2024
Dr. Hartmut Leser
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  • The structure of and the current issues in the active/passive asset management services market are explained; it is also shown how capital market theory concepts are used in practice; the structure of the German asset management industry is highlighted.
  • The investment styles, tools, techniques and methodologies that are employed by asset managers are discussed and studied, as well as the role of investment consultants are analysed.
  • Important capital market theory aspects are discussed, and special emphasis is put on those that concern model architecture and those that are typically not covered in the textbooks.
  • The demand side in the market is studied by investigating the techniques and tools used by institutional investors.
  • High-profile guest speakers are invited and describe the role of their company in the asset management industry.
  • The lecturer provides different case studies. The students need to sign up to and present the results of a case study.
Date Time
Monday, 04.03.2024 09:45 - 15:15
Friday, 15.03.2024 09:45 - 15:15
Friday, 22.03.2024 11:30 - 17:00
Wednesday, 27.03.2024 13:45 - 18:45
Tuesday, 16.04.2024 09:45 - 15:15
Wednesday, 24.04.2024 10:00 - 11:30
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand and apply the portfolio theory, the capital asset pricing model, and the efficient market hypothesisin asset management
Required Reading:Bodie, Zvi, Alex Kane and Allen J. Marcus (2018)Investments and Portfolio Management, Irwin McGraw-Hill, 11th editionClass lecturesOptional:Annual report of Asset Management industry or Pension Fund from BCG, McKinsey, PWC, Norges Bank, OECD Pension Fund, Yale Endownment Fund
Classroom teaching, presentations by guest speakers, presentations by students.
Written Exam (80%), Group Presentation (20%)
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