This program aims to provide portfolio management teams and advisors with the formal background and global perspective that is essential to successfully manage the capital that investors entrust to them.
Over the course of three days, discussions in this program will include a broad range of topics, including asset allocation, security selection, smart beta, fixed income, and alternative assets.
1. Asset allocation I-II (Miguel Antón)
These two sessions start with a review of the basics of portfolio selection, starting with Markowitz’s Modern Portfolio Theory, its transition to the CAPM, and their implications. Other topics to be discussed include the importance and impact of rebalancing; the rationale of and evidence on value, small caps, momentum, and earnings announcement drift, among other anomalies; and strategies to exploit these anomalies.
2. Security selection I-II (Javier Estrada)
These two sessions start distinguishing absolute from relative performance, as well as active from passive management, and the products these distinctions generate (hedge funds, absolute return funds, mutual funds, index funds, and ETFs). Other topics to be discussed include the underperformance of active managers; reversals in performance; the direct and indirect costs of investing; the big migration away from active and into passive management; and the three pillars of proper security selection.
3. Smart beta I-II (Javier Estrada)
These two sessions start with a discussion of the three-factor model, the size and value factors, and the related evidence. Other topics to be discussed include additional factors (momentum, quality, low volatility/beta) and multifactor models; alternative weighting schemes (earnings, dividends, fundamental indexes); smart beta and its underlying rationale; and an overview of smart beta products currently in the market.
4. Fixed income I-II (Jan Simon)
These two sessions start with a refresher on the basics of fixed income investing, focusing on the term structure and term structure dynamics. Other topics to be discussed include the term structure and its relationship to macroeconomics; the predictive power of the term structure for other assets and asset classes; and a broad overview of the current situation of fixed income markets.
5. Alternative strategies I-II (Frank Hager)
These two sessions start with an overview of the historical performance of alternatives, both in general terms and in terms of specific components, such as private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, and private credit. Other topics to be discussed include whether alternatives have done their job of increasing portfolio returns while simultaneously reducing portfolio volatility; and what type of portfolios would benefit the most from alternatives, given their higher fees, limited disclosure, and restricted liquidity.
- Chief Investments Officers
- Investments Managers
- Portfolio Managers
- Wealth Advisors
- Financial Advisors
- Pension Funds Managers
- Endowment Managers
- Family Offices Director and Managers
The program consists of 12 sessions over three consecutive days. The sessions are led by professors who will contribute their knowledge on the formal background and current trends in the industry, at the same time fostering the discussion among peers.
Professor of Financial Management
Master in Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Licenciado en Económicas, Universidad de La Plata (Buenos Aires)
Associate Professor of Financial Management
MSc. in Economics and Finance, CEMFI
Bachelor’s Degree and M.A. in Finance and Economics, Universidad de Navarra
Visiting Professor of Financial Management
Bachelor of Law, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Co-founder and Managing Partner, OppCAP Group LLC
- General fee: $ 7,800
- IESE members fee: $ 7,020
- Executive Education Certificate fee: additional 5% discount on the general or membership fee.
The program fee is tax-exempt and includes academic materials and lunches. It does not include travel or accommodation expenses.
The program requires preparatory coursework, which will be made available three weeks before the start date. Payment is required in order to access this material. Check the cancellation policy below.
Spaces are limited and filled in strict order of registration.
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We accept payments by credit card, check or wire. Checks should be made payable to IESE USA Inc. For more payment information, please reference your invoice.
After the initial deposit, the balance of the tuition is due no later than 2 months prior to the start of the program.
Cancellations received within 20 days prior to the start of the program are subject to a cancellation fee equivalent to 25% of the program fee. IESE reserves the right to cancel this edition of the program or to change the dates up to 20 days prior to its start. IESE is under no circumstances responsible for travel expenses incurred. Participants should consider travel cancellation coverage in the exceptional event that the program is cancelled or that participants are unable to attend for personal or professional reasons.
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