Capital Markets and Investments

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2017

Dorian Klein - Professor in Economics, Harvard University and Director, Harvest Capital

Students are exposed to the framework of modern portfolio theory and investment analysis with which one can critically evaluate alternatives relating to investing in financial securities and construct portfolios with desired risk/return characteristics. The course examines capital markets and fundamental models used in securities analysis and portfolio management. Topics include financial instruments, the organization of securities markets and trading, modern portfolio theory, asset pricing models, market efficiency, behavioral finance and technical analysis, bond valuation and the management of bond portfolios, valuation of equities, active versus passive investing, the role of derivative securities in investing, and performance evaluation.