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FIN 500 - Investments

General Information

This course covers a wide range of topics in modern portfolio theory and investment analysis, including expected utility theory, measures of risk and return, the theory of portfolio selection, asset pricing models and their empirical tests, the efficient market hypothesis, and issues in stock portfolio management. 


Faculty

Stefan Scharnowski, M.Sc.

Stefan Scharnowski, M.Sc.

PhD Student
University of Mannheim
Business School
L 9, 1-2 – Room 411
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1521
Fax: +49 621 181-1519
E-mail: scharnowski(at)uni-mannheim.de
Web: Personal Website
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3755-1821
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment
Can Yilanci, M.Sc.

Can Yilanci, M.Sc.

PhD Student
University of Mannheim
Business School
L 9, 1-2 – Room 202
68161 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-1526
Fax: +49 621 181-1519
E-mail: cyilanci(at)mail.uni-mannheim.de
Consultation hour(s):
by appointment

    Further Information

  • Time & Venue

    The weekly lecture and exercise sessions start on September 28, 2020. Teaching will be online this semester, in the form of pre-recorded lectures and exercise sessions. Additionally, there will be two live Q&A sessions via Zoom. Please find all announcements and the schedule on Ilias.

  • Language

    The course is taught in English. All materials and the exam will be in English.

  • Prerequisites & Access

    • Students should have successfully attended the courses Finanzwirtschaft I and II in the Mannheim Bachelor program (or similar courses at other institutions)
    • Students should definitely be familiar with the material covered in Brealey, Myers and Allen: Principles of Corporate Finance, 10th edition, McGraw-Hill 2011: Chapters 7,8,9,13
    • The course FIN500 also requires basic knowledge in mathematics (optimization (unconstrained and constrained), elementary matrix algebra) and statistics (expected value, variance, covariance, correlation, t-tests)