AD 517 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management, 2019-20 Spring

Course Instructor: Attila Odabaşı
Classroom: EMBA, Class schedule: ThThTh678
Office Hours: TBA or by appoinment

Course Description:

The course focuses on the application of financial theory to the issues and problems of investment. Course coverage includes portfolio optimization and asset allocation, the basics of bond pricing and debt portfolio management, the theory of asset pricing models and their implications for investment as well as techniques for evaluating investment management performance. 

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Course Outline


Reading Material[BKM]


 Assignments, Additional Material

Course Introduction, Investment environment, investment management process

ch 1, 2, 3

Inv_environment, Asset-classes,

Simulation_handout, Trading_Temp,

Inv_environment, inv_mgmt_proces, mutual_funds, etc.

ch 2, 3, 4

Trading,  Inv_Companies,


ch 5


Portf_diversification ch 6  Portf_
Portfolio optimization, many assets
ch 7  Portf_2, Excel_2
Midterm week   Useful Formulas  

CAPM and factor models

ch 8,9 CAPM, SIM Problem_set_6,
 EMH, behavioral biases ch 11,12 EMH   Problem_set_10,

 Equity Valuation

ch 17-19  Eq_Val  
 Spring break week       
Fixed Inc Sec ch 17-19  Bonds, Int_Risk_Mgmt   
Derivatives and hedgng ch 20-23 Futures
Portfolio Performance evaluation   ch 24