International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans

International and Emerging Market Investing

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About the course

This 2½-day specialty program is designed to provide insight into the global marketplace to those who already have a solid grasp on basic investment topics. Discover investment opportunities and risks of international and emerging countries and how to navigate these risks.


  • Globalization and Global Economic Markets
  • Emerging Markets: Opportunities and Risks
  • Emerging Markets: A Financial Force
  • Mechanics of International Diversification
  • Developed Market Equities
  • Emerging Market Equity
  • Global Bonds and Exchange Rates
  • Foreign Investment Vehicles—Funds, MNCs, ADRs and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

Benefits of Attending

This course is designed to provide insight into the global marketplace and how it impacts your funds’ investment strategy. You will discuss the opportunities and risks of several international and emerging countries, as well as how to navigate these risks.

Who should attend

This course is designed for individuals who have a solid base in investment management principles and who seek to explore the opportunities available through international investing.

Fiduciaries from both defined benefit and defined contribution plans who represent various industries, sizes and geographic areas (United States and Canada), including:

  • Multiemployer and public plan trustees
  • Administrators and staff
  • Human resources and benefits professionals
  • Corporate officers and executives
  • Finance personnel
  • Investment professionals.

Trust the experts

Jeffrey Jaffe

Education PhD, University of Chicago, 1972; MBA, University of Chicago, 1971; BA, University of Chicago, 1968 Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards Outstanding Professor Award, Evening School, 1990 Academic Positions Held Wharton: 1973-present. Jeffrey F. Jaffe and Anup Agr...


Christopher Geczy

Chris Geczy has been on the Finance Faculty at Wharton since 1997 and is Academic Director of the Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research. He is also Academic Director of the Wharton Wealth Management Initiative at Wharton Executive Education. He has a B.A. in eco...


Todd Sinai

Education PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997; BA, Yale University, 1992 Career and Recent Professional Awards; Teaching Awards Journal of Urban Economics Highly Cited Author Award, 2009 Edwin S. Mills Best Paper Award, 2004 HUD/AREUEA Best Paper Award, 2001 Academic Positions ...


Gordon Bodnar

Expertise Topics Corporate Finance Economics International Financial Markets International Finance Multinational Corporations Background and Education Dr. Bodnar is the Morris W. Offit Professor of International Finance. He has been the Director of the International Economics Program at Joh...


Geoffrey Gerber

As founder of Twin Capital Management, Dr. Gerber is responsible for overseeing the management of the firm and the entire investment process and is recognized as a specialist in institutional quantitative investment management. Dr. Gerber is a faculty member for the Aresty Institute’s Wharton Exe...


Olivia Mitchell

Dr. Olivia S. Mitchell is the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor, as well as Professor of Insurance/Risk Management and Business Economics/Policy; Executive Director of the Pension Research Council; and Director of the Boettner Center on Pensions and Retirement Research;...


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