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Creating a Portfolio, Certificate

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 1 month
    Duration
This Creating a Portfolio offered by Coursera in partnership with Indian School of Business is part of the Trading Strategies in Emerging Markets Specialization.
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About

This Creating a Portfolio offered by Coursera in partnership with Indian School of Business integrates all the learning from the first three courses and guides the learner about ways of building a portfolio of strategies and integrating the same into a hedge fund. 

In the first part of the course, you will be taught ways of measuring the contribution of a strategy to a portfolio in terms of risk and return. You will be able to appreciate the consequences of including a strategy to a new as well an existing portfolio. 

Next, you are taught various ways of conducting the tilting analysis in order to determine the optimal weight to be placed on each strategy. 

 After this you will learn to develop techniques for minimizing overall portfolio risk. You will also get a basic overview of the regulatory framework that is applicable to hedge funds. You will know about different types of investors and the expectations of each type of investors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 1 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 8 hours to complete
      • Suggested: The estimated workload for this course is 4 to 5 hours per week
  • Languages
    • English
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  • Delivery mode
    Online
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Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Module 1

In this module you will learn about the efficient market hypothesis and various market anomalies. In the second half, you will learn how to evaluate the performance of investments.

  • Module 2

In this module you will lean how to perform style analysis and performance attribution. You will also learn some facts about the mutual fund performance and timing measurement. In the second half of the module you will learn how to calculate the expected returns and risk. The module ends with an understanding of the utility theory.

  • Module 3

In this module you will learn the importance of diversification in your portfolio. You will learn about the efficient frontier and how to draw it. Also, you will study the investment opportunity set with more than one risky asset and a risk free asset. 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

  • Schedule a TOEFL® test
  • Schedule an IELTS test

Academic Requirements

Beginner Level

Tuition Fee

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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

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