FIN 923 – Mutual Fund and Hedge Fund Research

Course overview

This is a doctoral level course introducing students to current theoretical and empirical research on delegated portfolio management, in particular on mutual funds and hedge funds. It covers classic questions like the role of mutual funds/hedge funds in equilibrium, how mutual funds and hedge funds perform, what matters to investors, how managers behave and respond to incentives, and what policies fund families follow. It also covers important and recent industry trends like the active vs. passive investing debate and ESG investing with funds.

You can find more information in the syllabus or in the CDSB course catalog.

Persons in Charge

Prof. Dr. Stefan Ruenzi

Prof. Dr. Stefan Ruenzi

Chair of International Finance
University of Mannheim
Business School
L 9, 1–2 – Room 310
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1646
Fax: +49 621 181-1664
Consultation hour(s):
On appointment
Prof. Dr. Florian Weigert

Prof. Dr. Florian Weigert

University of Neuchâtel
Rue A.-L. Breguet 2
2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland