Current Issues in Finance

This is the former course "Corporate Governance". Therefore, students that already have successfully taken the exam in "Corporate Governance" are not eligible to collect credits from this course. 

Dates & Announcements

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Thursday, 02.05.2019, 18:15h - 20:00h, Seminarraum 115, Hauptgebäude H4

Exam Thursday, 09.05.2019, 18:30h - 19:30h, HG 201
Questions Q&A Session: t.b.a.
Downloads The literature is available on ILIAS. You must buy the textbook on your own account.
General information about the course
Course description

“ In The Behavioral Investor, psychologist and asset manager Dr. Daniel Crosby examines the sociological, neurological and psychological factors that influence our investment decisions and sets forth practical solutions for improving both returns and behavior. Readers […] will leave with concrete solutions for refining decision-making processes, increasing self-awareness and constraining the fatal flaws to which most investors are prone. The Behavioral Investor takes a sweeping tour of human nature before arriving at the specifics of portfolio construction […]. The book is comprised of three parts, which are as follows: 

- Part One - An explication of the sociological, neurological and physiological impediments to sound investment decision-making. Readers will leave with an improved understanding of how externalities impact choices in nearly imperceptible ways and begin to understand the impact of these pressures on investment selection. 

- Part Two - Coverage of the four primary psychological tendencies that impact investment behavior. […] Readers will emerge with an improved understanding of their own behavior, increased humility and a lens through which to vet decisions of all types. 

- Part Three – […] Readers will leave with a deeper understanding of the psychological underpinnings of popular investment approaches such as value and momentum and appreciate why all types of successful investing have psychology at their core. 

Wealth, truly considered, has at least as much to do with psychological as financial wellbeing. The Behavioral Investor aims to enrich readers in the most holistic sense of the word, leaving them with tools for compounding both wealth and knowledge.”

Credits, Cycle 2 ECTS, lecture cycle
Degree MSc
Accomplishment Self-study of literature with final exam.
Lecturer Prof. Dr. Philip Valta
Prerequisite BSc. required.
Assistant Sascha Jakob
Registration Registration for the final exam is only possible on KSL.

Daniel Crospy., The Behavioral Investor, Harriman House

Note: the book is not available on ILIAS! Students must purchase it individually!

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