The course “Investing in the 21st Century” allows students to discover what it means to invest in today’s environment, including the fundamentals underpinning investment strategies and some of the best practices in asset management.
Furthermore the course provides a perspective on some of the latest trends in data analysis and ethical considerations that are shaping the future of the investment industry.
Principles of investing focuses on the fundamental building blocks essential to all investment
strategies. Those elements are then put into perspective through an exposure to credit
instruments and markets as well as to an investigation of equity valuation methods and
market dynamics considerations.
This course presents the characteristics of financial asset management, the specificities of its
clients, services and players (Private Banking, Family office, Asset management companies,
Fund manager). It then focuses on Monaco financial center, the k ey figures, the services and
products offered, the typology of its clients and its habits as well as certain specificities of
the place and its future. In addition, the course gives an overview of the regulations affecting
the financial sector, the impact they may have on the activities performed and the way their
application is supervised.
To answer the question «What makes a great investor?», we first have to understand what investors
do, their objectives and their activities. There are many elements to the investment process, and
many functions and roles, among them are the analysts. We will explain what (great) analysts do
and how investment research analysis is developed around an investment thesis.
To deepen the topics studied in the courses students will have the opportunity to listen to and
discuss with guest speakers from Monaco business environment. They will illustrate a variety of
themes and bring to life the theory learned in class through their insights, personal experience
and real-world examples.
Students are invited to engage with their professors and guest speakers on a variety of themes from the International Business Environment in Monaco to visits to the surrounding beauty of the Riviera with its many and diverse centers of interest.