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 the largest category of institutional investors; pension funds.
Doelstellingen van dit vak
Institutional investors like insurance companies, mutual- and pension funds account for more than 75% of all assets on financial markets. In this course students will learn how institutional investors are organized and how they invest on 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.