Courses Exchange Display 2021-2022

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Course title Institutional Investors
Course code EBC4054
ECTS credits 6,5
Assessment Whole/Half Grades
Period
Period Start End Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri
2 25-10-2021 10-12-2021 X X
Level Advanced
Coordinator Roger Otten
For more information: r.otten@maastrichtuniversity.nl
Language of instruction English
Goals
Institutional investors like insurance companies, mutual- and pension funds account for more than 75% of all assets on financial markets. In this course students will learn how institutional investors are organized and how they invest on behalf of their clients.
Description
The course studies the strategy, organization and investment process of institutional investors. Among others we cover strategic asset allocation, responsible investing and alternative investments like for instance private equity, real estate, infrastructure and hedge funds. After studying the relevant literature we focus on the practical (real-life) application of these concepts to the largest category of institutional investors; pension funds.
Literature
Articles and book chapters (can be downloaded from the Student Portal or in the library). No text book.
Prerequisites
Courses and workload are very demanding for all IB Master courses. Exchange students need to have obtained a Bachelor degree in business.
Exchange students need to major in finance in their Master.
An advanced level of English is necessary.
Teaching methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) PBL / Presentation / Lecture / Assignment / Groupwork
Assessment methods (indicative; course manual is definitive) Written Exam / Assignment / Presentation
Evaluation in previous academic year For the complete evaluation of this course please click "here"
This course belongs to the following programmes / specialisations
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Master Business Research - No specialisation Year 1 Disc - IB Sustainable Finance
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 1 Elective Course(s)
Master Business Research - Operations Research Year 2 Elective Course(s)
Master Financial Economics - Asset Pricing Compulsory Course(s)
Master Financial Economics - Asset Pricing Elective Course(s)
Master Financial Economics - Banking Elective Course(s)
Master Financial Economics - Financial Analysis Elective Course(s)
Master Financial Economics - No specialisation Elective Course(s)
Master Fiscal Economics Economics Elective(s)
Master International Business - Accounting and Business Information Technology Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Entrepreneurship and Business Development Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Managerial Decision-Making and Control Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Information Management and Business Intelligence Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Marketing-Finance Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Marketing-Finance Transitional Regulations
Master International Business - Organisation: Management, Change and Consultancy Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Strategic Corporate Finance Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Strategic Marketing Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Strategy and Innovation Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Supply Chain Management Elective Course(s)
Master International Business - Sustainable Finance Compulsory Course(s)
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