The first part of the course aims to examine the principles which should guide the investment choices, the evaluation criteria and the operational techniques. The analysis concerns bonds, equities and financial derivatives.
Finally, in the second part, the course will examine the principles which should guide the choices of composition and management of financial portfolios. At the end of the course, students will have acquired:
a. the knowledge necessary to understand the technical characteristics of financial instruments and techniques for the management and evaluation of a financial portfolio;
b. the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to critically analyze the financial instruments and make aware investment choices that are consistent with the needs of a potential investor;
c. the critical capacity (independent judgment) to evaluate independently the problems associated with financial investment analysis and selection;
d. the ability to use a consistent technical language appropriate to communicate with financial market operators, such as private bankers and, more generally, financial advisors;
e. the ability to learn through a logical method, which consists of identifying the problems and critical analyzing the adopted solutions.