Portfolio Theory and Behavioral Finance

New York Institute of Finance

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  • 1 day
  • online, in person

New York Institute of Finance

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Who should attend

  • Portfolio managers
  • wealth managers and financial advisors.

About the course

Develop a thorough understanding of the implications of behavioral finance for portfolio management. Critically assess the competing claims of behavioral finance and modern portfolio theory for real-world portfolio management.

This course is a component of the Advanced Portfolio Management Professional Certificate.

Prerequisite knowledge:

  • Knowledge of portfolio theoretic concepts including mean-variance measures, portfolio diversification, systematic risk
  • Intermediate MS Excel skills (data tables, lookup functions, solver, etc.)
  • Knowledge of elementary calculus, probability theory and statistical methods

CURRICULUM

Day 1

MODULE 1: RISK AVERSION: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RISK

  • Decision making under uncertainty
  • Utility functions and measures of risk aversion
  • Overview of prospect theory
  • Cognitive biases
  • Framing

MODULE 2: MODERN PORTFOLIO THEORY

  • Review of the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
  • Two fund separation
  • Arbitrage pricing theory and multi-factor models
  • Does the theory work? A review of the evidence
  • A three-factor model

MODULE 3: A BEHAVIORAL APPROACH TO PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

  • Trading Biases
  • Hanging on to losers: The disposition effect
  • Under-diversification
  • Herding
  • Implementing behavioral portfolio management
  • Value, growth and momentum strategies

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Survey the theory of decision making under uncertainty
  • Understand the implications of moderrn portfolio theory for real-world portfolio management
  • Review cutting edge developments regarding multi-factor portfolio models
  • Be aware of the key propositions of behvaioral finance theory
  • Crtically assess the implications of behavioral finance for real-world portfolio management

Portfolio Theory and Behavioral Finance at New York Institute of Finance

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