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Traditional & Alternative Investments

4.5 STARS

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Learn how to build more efficient and resilient portfolios. Explore traditional and exotic equity investment options, and the opportunities offered by different products.

Completion time

2.5 Hours

Level

Skills Certificate

About

Learn how to build more efficient and resilient portfolios. Explore traditional and exotic equity investment options, and the opportunities offered by different products.

Completion time

2.5 Hours

Level

Skills Certificate

Module

Video Minutes

Excel Exercises

Equity Investment Vehicles

13

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Video minutes13

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  • Mutual funds
  • ETFs
  • Other equity investment vehicles

Equity Characteristics

14

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Video minutes14

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  • Size
  • Style
  • Volatility
  • Other

Introduction to Financial Statements

11

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Video minutes11

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  • Financial statements introduction fundamentals
  • Balance sheet fundamentals
  • Income statement fundamentals
  • Cash flow statement fundamentals

Equity Valuation

7

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Video minutes7

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  • Components of return
  • Absolute and relative performance
  • Rolling returns
  • Time weighted and dollar weighted returns

Market Sectors

7

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Video minutes7

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  • Market sectors
  • Industrials vs financials

Emerging Markets

9

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Video minutes9

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  • Emerging market intro
  • Emerging market considerations

Alternative Investments

8

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Video minutes8

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  • Alternative investments intro
  • Characteristics of alternative investments

Alternative Investment Strategies

12

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Video minutes12

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  • Hedge funds
  • Private equity
  • Venture capital

Technical Analysis

8

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Video minutes8

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  • Trend analysis

From Skills Certificate to Recognized Micro-Degree

Upgrade your résumé with the same certification we use at the world’s top 4 investment banks.

Pass the exam and demonstrate your new asset management capabilities on LinkedIn with the Traditional & Alternative Skills Certificate.

Take the next step, challenge yourself to join the best bankers by earning an asset management micro-degree recognized on Wall St.

Frequently Asked Questions

What tech do I need?

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Access your course across desktop, laptop, tablet or phone; either via our web portal or the dedicated mobile app. While we have optimized our video quality and size, we recommend a broadband connection to enable uninterrupted video playback. A PDF reader and spreadsheet application are required to open the supporting resources.

Is it right for me?

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Essential for all finance professionals who interact with the financial markets in any capacity. Particularly useful if you are looking for a role on the buy side, including investment management, asset management or private wealth. Enhance your career by mastering the practical skills you need to know.

Are Financial Edge's courses credible?

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The 4 leading investment banks, as rated by the FT, hire us to train their incoming analysts. If you are looking to join the best analysts in the world, why not challenge yourself with the same content and certification with the same Wall Street instructors ready to answer your questions.

Will this course help me get a job in asset management?

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Absolutely. Develop practical skills you can use to impress at interviews, whether you’re looking to break into asset management or other finance roles.

How long do I have to complete the courses?

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We are delighted to announce that we now offer lifetime access on all online courses! Fit studying around your schedule. Learn at your own pace with on-demand video, practical examples to download and expert instructor support.

Are there any hidden costs?

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No. Everything you need to earn your skill certificate is included, from instructor-led videos and Excel exercises to the exam.

How do I join Financial Edge's alumni?

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Join our world-class alumni on LinkedIn by upgrading your skill certification to any one of our micro-degree’s. To unlock all alumni benefits, you will need to verify you have successfully passed all courses within the online program.

Want to Join Our Prestigious Alumni?

JOIN THE BEST

By completing any one of our micro-degree’s, you will be able to join our prestigious alumni on LinkedIn alongside hires at the top 4 investment banks. After becoming a member of this elite community, you can unlock exclusive benefits such as course discounts and more.

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