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Understanding Mutual Funds and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) 2018

Summer School of , 5 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting

Institution Aarhus University (AU)
Campus Aarhus
Duration 2 weeks
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 858 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 346 EUR

For anyone interested in analyzing securities or managing investment portfolios the knowledge of investment companies is essential.  All three type of investment companies, namely open-end (OEFs), closed-end (CEFs) and exchange traded funds (ETFs) are garnering increasing assets under their management and oversight.  This course will provide you with a good understanding of all three such investment companies. It will include a unique mix of discussion of the theory behind the design of these vehicles and challenges faced by practitioners in the implementation and management of these funds.  Specifically, you will learn how these companies are designed and operated.  We will also study why they are so popular with investors and you will develop an understanding of various strategies undertaken by these companies.  This includes a comparison of passive, aggressive and hybrid (smart beta or rules based) investment strategies.  With respect to ETFs a significant portion of the course will be dedicated to the design and benefits of ETFs.  We will also discuss the peculiarities and special features of sector and leveraged ETFs that investors need to take into account when investing in such securities.  Learning will take place through quizzes, term paper and presentation of term paper findings and an open book final exam.

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Application date
Mar 15
Start date
Jul 03


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