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Asset Management, MSc 2020

Course code
Course type
MSc Course
Weekly Hours
FS 2019
Dr. Hartmut Leser
Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.
  • 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
Wednesday, 06.03.2019 13:45 - 17:00
Monday, 18.03.2019 13:45 - 17:00
Monday, 25.03.2019 13:45 - 17:00
Wednesday, 03.04.2019 13:45 - 17:00
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 hypothesis
Required ReadingBodie, Zvi , Alex Kane and Allen J. Marcus (2011): "Investments and Portfolio Management", Irwin McGraw-Hill, 9th editionClass Lectures
Classroom teaching, presentations by guest speakers, presentations by students.
Case study (20%), written exam (80%)
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