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Finance 340: Investment Management
American Business School Paris
Paris, France

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Finance 300 English 3 45 Finance 320 (Investment Analysis) or equivalent

This course deepens the student's understanding of the various investment vehicles available to corporate, institutional and individual investors, as well as the functioning of the markets through which these vehicles can be acquired. Methods of arriving at specific investment decisions are presented, with emphasis on valuation models and risk assessment factors.


The course consists of class lectures, oral case analysis presentations and tests.

Will be covered in class :
- Risk & return
- Efficient diversification
- Arbitrage pricing ; efficient markets
- Managing fixed income investments
- Options markets ; options evaluations
- Futures markets
- Performance evaluation
- International diversification
- Active portfolio management

Essentials of Investments, Bodie/Kane/Marcus, McGraw Hill, 5th Ed, 2002

The final grade will be made up of a class participation (30%), a mid-term test (30%) and the final examination (40%).

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