Investment Strategies: Capital Markets and Principles of Investing

Columbia Business School

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Columbia Business School

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About the course

Expand your expertise in portfolio management and sharpen your approach to strategic investing. From foundational concepts about capital structure and the corporate balance sheet, you will gain a tactical perspective on different asset classes and the knowledge to manage risk, execute successful deals, and maximize the performance of your business or client’s portfolios.

Broadening your understanding of the empirical evidence that informs professional investment decisions, you will develop the skills to analyze, evaluate, construct, and actively manage assets and investment products. Investment Strategies (Live Online): Capital Markets and Principles of Investing covers a range of essential topics that connect the conceptual to the practical, from the theory of active management to the mechanics of buying via leverage.

As a participant in this live online program, you will learn in real time, with two faculty sessions delivered live per week, including discussions, crowdsourcing activities, and readings to enrich your experience.

Impact

Succeeding in active investing requires knowledge of the markets, confidence in crunching the numbers, and skill in analyzing and managing your investment instruments and risks.

Four Ways This Program Delivers Value

Foundational Knowledge

Deepen your understanding of capital markets, liabilities, major asset classes, leverage, and databases.

Empirical Skills

Measure risk, analyze volatility, identify correlation, run regression analyses, define the yield curve, and evaluate drawdown.

Forecasting Regression

Explore bond markets along with expected return from the bond market as a function of the yield of the bond and the slope of the yield structure.

Active Management

Analyze performance of investment products over time, understand bond market and yield, define passive vs. active investing, learn the tools and limits of forecasting.

Program Structure

This program moves from an introduction of the fundamentals of investing to an overview of capital markets and modern risk management. Participants will apply their knowledge to measure risk, analyze bond markets, run regression analyses, define the yield curve, and learn the tools of forecasting.

Featuring two 90-minute webinars per week, the program includes pre-readings, in-session materials, polls, key term review cards, quizzes, try-it activities, moderated discussion boards, and crowdsource activities.

Session titles include:

  • Markets Introduction
  • Major Asset Classes
  • Risk and Investing
  • Active Management
  • Market Risk Premium Part I and II
  • Patterns in Stock Returns Part I and II

Participant Profile & Testimonials

Investment Strategies (Live Online): Capital Markets and Principles of Investing is designed for financial professionals seeking to advance their competencies, entrepreneurs looking for a deeper understanding of investment management, and individual investors pursuing advanced skills. Participants may include professionals with the following titles:

  • Investment Bankers
  • Asset and Portfolio Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Financial Planners
  • Investment Strategists
  • Wealth Advisors
  • Investment and Fund Management Executives
  • Traders
  • High Net-Worth Individuals
  • Entrepreneurs

Experts

Harry Mamaysky

Biography Harry Mamaysky is an associate professor of professional practice at Columbia Business School, and the director of the News and Finance research initiative at the Business School’s Program for Financial Studies. He was formerly head of the Systemic Risk Group at Citigroup and a member o...

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