Never get caught out on the broad macro issues that drive markets and finance and understand how these impact your organisation. Learn to converse knowledgeably about today’s major macroeconomic issues – with a focus on monetary and fiscal policy and exchange rates, the determinants of growth in advanced and emerging markets and how economic and financial cycles interact. Learn how key data tells a story, including the linkages and interplay between economic and financial variables. Gain an understanding of institutional and theoretical frameworks.
Study the role of banks, insurance companies and investment funds by learning about their business models, assets and liabilities. Start with an overview of the recent financial crisis and, crucially, why banks fail. Analyse the impact of financial regulation; learn to evaluate current market trends and how our major financial institutions are managed. Finally, study funds, including portfolio management, the mutual fund industry and hedge funds.
Understand and analyse the financial decisions that individuals make in their lifetime. Investigate the risks and constraints people face, learn about education investment and the value of human capital, cash management – including credit and mortgages – and cash and portfolio investment up to and after retirement.
Introduce the concepts, techniques, institutions and dynamics involved in the private equity sector. Study real cases from practitioners in Private Equity, practice LBO modeling.