Course Descriptions

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Finance

 
FIN 608 Capital Markets and Investment Strategy
  2.25 hours Elective Terms Offered: F14(B), F13(B)
  Course Prerequisites: (FIN 503 or 513 or 551 or 591 or Financial Engineering student) and (no credit in FIN 610) 
   
  Capital Markets and Investment Strategy --- This course covers portfolio analysis, asset pricing models, and investment strategies. It uses both the lecture and the case method of instruction to develop a practical understanding of some of the more important financial instruments and markets. Security valuation and management of investment strategies are major themes present throughout the course. A fundamental objective of the course is to enable students to gain a robust familiarity with approaches that can be adapted to analysis of broad classes of financial assets and markets. Such skills are indispensable to investment analysis in an economic environment characterized by an unprecedented amount of financial innovation, both in the creation of new securities and in the development and evolution of financial institutions.