In the Asset Management track you investigate the challenges of managing portfolios and choosing the right investment strategy. This track is one of 7 tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Finance.
How should institutional investors invest their clients’ money? Should you hedge currency risk? What is the effect of high frequency trading on financial markets? Asset management studies how individual and institutional investors spread their savings across portfolios of assets. You will learn how to incorporate investment risk and return, as well as a broader promotion of sustainability, into financial decisions. You will also learn about the microstructure of financial markets and how it affects prices, and about theories of pricing of derivative securities.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in the traditional asset management industry, in jobs that do not require expertise in computer programming, this is the track for you.
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Apart from the 6 general courses of the full programme, you will follow 3 track-specific courses and electives.
In this course, you look at the investment and asset pricing problems from a more fundamental academic perspective. We will discuss the core theoretical concepts that tie together all different asset pricing models, empirical methodologies we can use to test the models with the data as well as the latest state-of-the-art academic advances, both on the theoretical as well as empirical fronts.
Choose 1 out of 3 courses:
Choose 2 out of 3 courses:
Algemene Pensioen Groep (APG) Asset Management is the largest institutional investor in the Netherlands and has around €459 billion in pension assets under management. These assets belong to 8 pension funds and are owned by 4.6 million people in the Netherlands. Is APG a giant facing diseconomies of scale or still harvesting cost-efficiencies? ABP is the largest client of APG. What if the interests of ABP differ from the interests of other clients? Who should design the strategic asset allocation of APG? Should APG manage the assets in an active or passive way?
Graduates of the Master's in Finance/Asset Management track have excellent job prospects for positions as portfolio manager, investment manager, risk manager, options trader and asset manager with pensions funds, hedge funds, private banking, mutual funds and regulatory institutions. They work at Dutch and international companies, such as:
|Credits||60 ECTS ECTS, 12 months|
|Language of instruction||English|