Institutional investors like pension funds, insurance companies, or sovereign wealth funds administrate sizeable asset portfolios and invest in a broad scope of asset classes. This course will focus on so called alternative asset classes like private equity, private debt, investments in infrastructure projects, hedge funds strategies and real estate investments. These asset classes become more and more important for investors in the context of a low interest environment. The role of these asset classes in an institutional portfolio and the challenges of investing will be explained. The organizational set-up and other structural requirements of institutional investors will also be discussed.
Upon successful completion of this course, students
Director, BASF SE, Head of Asset Management Infrastructure, Real Estate and ESG
This course will be offered in the spring semester (FSS) 2023 as part of the Electives A courses (Wahlpflichtbereich A) of the Bachelor's Program in Business Administration. It will be organized in weekly lectures with integrated exercise classes. The first lecture will take place on February 28, 17:15–18:45, in O 048.
Lectures, exercise classes and the final exam will be in English.
To receive 3 ECTS for the course, students have to pass the final written exam (60 minutes, 100% of the final grade). The time and date of the exam will be anounced during the semester by the Office for Student Affairs (Studienbüro).
You must have passed the FIN 301 and FIN 401 modules to be eligible for this course.
Students who would like to participate in the course must register via portal2.