Financial Investment Analysis

ECONOMICS Financial Investment Analysis

0222200044
DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E STATISTICHE
EQF7
ECONOMICS
2019/2020

OBBLIGATORIO
YEAR OF COURSE 2
YEAR OF DIDACTIC SYSTEM 2018
SECONDO SEMESTRE
CFUHOURSACTIVITY
1060LESSONS
Objectives
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP THE ABILITY TO UNDERSTAND AND ANALYSE TRADING PORTFOLIOS FROM A MANAGERIAL PERSPECTIVE, IN PARTICULAR: TO UNDERSTAND THE FINANCIAL MARKET’ FUNCTIONING AND STRUCTURES, THE MAIN VALUATION TECHNIQUES TO ASSESS THE RISK AND RETURN PROFILES FOR SHARES, BONDS, STRUCTURED FINANCE PRODUCTS AS WELL AS FINANCIAL DERIVATIVES.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO APPLY THEORETICAL BACKGROUNDS (CAPM FRAMEWORK) TO THE PORTFOLIOS ‘TRADING STRATEGIES AND PERFORMANCE VALUATIONS (RISK-ADJUSTED PERFORMANCE MEASURES) AND TO UNDERSTAND THE INTERMEDIATION PROCESS PERFORMED BY MUTUAL FUNDS, ASSET MANAGERS AND BANKS ‘TRADING UNIT IN ORDER TO BE ALSO ABLE TO ACTIVELY PROPOSE ACTIONS AND CORRECTIONS.

MAKING JUDGEMENTS
STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ABLE TO CRITICALLY UNDERSTAND AND ADOPT DECISIONS WITH REGARDS TO INVESTMENTS AND/OR FINANCING OPTIONS AS WELL AS ON HOW TO PUT IN PLACE HEDGING AND INSURANCE PROTECTIONS, WHEN DEALING WITH OTHER FINANCIAL ACTORS (BANKS, CLIENTS, TRADERS, CONSULTANTS)

COMMUNICATION SKILLS
STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO INTERACT WITH A WIDE SET OF FINANCIAL AND NON FINANCIAL ACTORS AND THUS TO COMMUNICATE THE RISK-RETURN PROFILE OF INVESTMENT STRATEGIES AND DISCUSS POSSIBLE FUTURE SCENARIOS, IN ORDER TO SUPPORT DECISION-MAKING PROCESSES AT EACH LEVEL.

LEARNING SKILLS
BOTH THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL KNOWLEDGE WILL BE USED TO EXPLAIN THE FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATION BEHIND TRADING PORTFOLIOS STRATEGIES AND ASSET MANAGEMENT (MAIN APPLICATIONS OF CAPM TO ASSET SELECTION, STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL ALLOCATION). THIS APPROACH WILL ALLOW STUDENTS TO DEVELOP A MANAGERIAL APPROACH TO INVESTMENT DECISIONS AND TO BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND AND EVALUATE ALSO INNOVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE IN THE MARKETS.
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