investmentcampus Videos

The investmentcampus videos are modules grouped into units covering topics such as risk management, derivatives, fixed income investing, equity investing and absolute return strategies.

Some units consist of basic (1) and advanced (2) modules catering to different levels of financial knowledge. The duration of each video is between six and nine minutes, with many examples making the topics even more relevant and entertaining.

Investing in funds - Basics and advantages

How does a fund (especially UCITS meant for private investors) work? What makes it such an attractive, simple, transparent investment, which is strictly supervised at the same time? And what is the meaning of expressions that are so often used in relation to funds, such as net asset value, client money, distribution and accumulation?

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Risk management 1 - Understand and control risk

This module provides you with a detailed understanding of the basic relationships in risk management. The intended learning outcome is to understand what, for example, alpha, beta, correlation, volatility and Sharpe ratio mean for an investment portfolio.

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Risk management 2 - Understand and control risk

In Risk management 1, we discussed the terms volatility, Sharpe ratio, alpha and beta as well as correlation. This module provides you with a detailed understanding of the more advanced ratios used in risk management such as maximum drawdown, recovery period, Sortino ratio, information ratio and tracking error.

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Derivatives 1 - Derivatives explained

A wide range of objectives can be pursued with derivatives – from hedging risk to implementing investment ideas. This module provides you with a detailed understanding of derivatives such as options and futures. It describes the relationship between spot and futures prices, the commodities market situations known as contango and backwardation and the role of clearing houses in derivatives trading.

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Derivatives 2 - Taking advantage of opportunities and controlling risks

In Derivatives 1, we illustrated some basic examples of standardised derivatives and their regulated purchase or sale through an exchange, with the help of a clearing house. This module covers other derivatives, such as forwards and swaps, that can provide additional investment opportunities. It also explains terms such as OTC, counterparty risk and netting.

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Equity investing – Relevant terms for investing in equities

In the current low-interest-rate environment, it is difficult to achieve reasonable returns without equity investments. If you want to invest in equities through a fund, you quickly encounter terms such as the fundamental versus quantitative approach in portfolio management; active share; P/E ratio or dividend yield. In order to make an informed decision, investors should understand what such terms mean – and what their advantages and disadvantages are, as well as their limits.

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Fixed income investing 2 - Alternatives to traditional bonds

Among the securities available for building a diversified fixed income portfolio, there are alternatives to traditional bonds. Senior secured loans (SSL), asset-backed securities (ABS), mortgage-backed securities (MBS) or collateralised loan obligations (CLO) offer investors various access points to credit markets beyond standard bond purchases.

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Basic concepts for understanding factor investing

A growing number of investors are seeking a better understanding of the elements that drive returns and reduce risk. Factors can help investors gain this understanding and thus offer better control and transparency. Today, factor investing has established itself as a third pillar of investing, offering investors a complementary approach to traditional active and pure passive investing. In this module, you will learn what factors are and what role they can play in a portfolio.

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