Full course description
The course studies the strategy, organization and investment process of institutional investors. Among others we cover strategic asset allocation, responsible investing and alternative investments like for instance private equity, real estate, infrastructure and hedge funds. After studying the relevant literature we focus on the practical (real-life) application of these concepts to pension funds.
Institutional investors account for more than 50% of trading onmajor exchanges. In this course students will learn how institutional investors are organized and how they invest ofn behalf of their clients.
Courses and workload are very demanding for all IB Master courses. Exchange students need to have obtained a Bachelor degree in business.
Exchange students need to major in finance in their Master.
An advanced level of English is necessary.
Articles and book chapters (can be downloaded from the Student Portal or in the library). No text book.