Advanced Asset Management

INSEAD Business School

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  • 5 days
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INSEAD Business School


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Who should attend

The Advanced Asset Management programme is designed for experienced investment managers with decision-making responsibilities. They come from all types of organisations: pension funds, insurance companies, mutual funds, endowments, hedge funds and more.

Investment analysts, asset managers, investment managers, portfolio managers and investment directors are among those who would benefit greatly from the programme.

About the course

Achieve superior results with your investment strategies

Developed for asset managers from long-only institutions and market-neutral organisations alike, the Advanced Asset Management programme has been designed to provide a state-of-the-art “refresh”. It helps participants provide better performance for their clients by giving them an in-depth understanding of the major trends and issues in asset management today.

You are encouraged to broaden your thinking as you explore modern ideas, detailed techniques of asset management and portfolio selection. The aim is to break through the very narrow and specific set of skills used in day-to-day management to gain a better understanding of the new trends and issues in finance.

How you benefit

  • Refresh your skill set. Broaden and deepen your understanding of new investment management concepts and explore the latest investment strategies and techniques.
  • Discover the latest trends. Gain new insights into state-of-the-art asset allocation trends and ideas.
  • Practise new tools. Acquire new tools and knowledge to provide better performance for your clients.
  • Prepare for risk. Explore the main pitfalls and problems facing you and your peers in asset management today.

Content Overview

By the end of the Advanced Asset Management programme, participants will have gained an overview of new industry trends and will have been exposed to new ideas that can be turned into strategies in asset allocation. They will have learned about – and confronted – the main pitfalls and problems faced by their peers in the asset management industry. They will also have acquired a new understanding of markets and strategies. Themes covered during the programme include the following.

Strategic asset management: trends and new insights

An in-depth exploration of strategic industry insights will provide participants with a solid understanding of the fundamental principles of asset management today. These sessions also include an overview of the instruments used to deliver results.

Stock selection techniques for long-term investors

Focus on how to take advantage of long-term value creation, with particular emphasis on the determinants of long-term value, including new trends on stock selection for the long run and the link to firms’ payout policies.

Behavioural strategies and arbitrage-based tools

Acquire insights into new techniques used to implement arbitrage (long-short) strategies including ideas provided by the ‘behavioural finance’ paradigm. Learn how to analyse arbitrage-based strategies, expanding on the most recent research into mispricing based on limits to arbitrage and market frictions.


Pierre Hillion

Pierre Hillion is a Professor of Finance, de Picciotto Chaired Professor of Alternative Investments, and the Program Director of the INSEAD-Macquarie Master of Finance. From 1999 to 2004, he held the Shell Professorship in Finance. He serves as a visiting professor at the University of California...

Massimo Massa

Massimo Massa is the Rothschild Chaired Professor of Banking and a Professor of Finance at INSEAD. He teaches international finance, corporate finance, asset management, behavioural finance, and governance in MBA, EMBA, PhD and Executive Education programmes. He has an MBA from the Yale School of...

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