Intermediate Investments

Discipline: Semester at Sea Seminars
Instructor: Kolbe
Credits: 3
Day: B
Start: 1425
End: 1540
Field Class: Day 1 - Wednesday, 11 February | Vietnam Download Syllabus

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the principles of investing. Both U.S. and international equity and fixed-income markets will be examined. Investment theory and its practical applications will be discussed from both institutional and individual investor perspectives. Current topics of investments are covered, including fundamental, economic and technical analysis; measurable and unmeasurable aspects of risk; portfolio theory and management; market efficiency; asset allocation; and derivative equity securities and markets.

Field Class

Country: Vietnam
Day: 1 - Wednesday, 11 February

We will visit Vina Capital in Ho Chi Minh City. Vina Capital is a multifaceted investment firm managing more than a billion dollars of investments. We will meet with Vina Capital personnel who will explain how their firm operates in a multinational environment, including how they deal with international financial and managerial problems Academic Objectives: 1. To provide understanding of international investing. 2. To examine the differences between investing in the U.S. versus globally. 3. To learn how investment environments vary with rapid growth and high inflation.