HEDGE FUNDS AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION

Time: April 6-8, 2020 

Place: Otaniemi, Espoo, Aalto University School of Business

Instructor: Professor George Aragon (W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University))

NFN Travel Grant: NFN offers Travel Grants for attending PhD students in finance coming from Nordic institutions outside of Finland. To apply for a travel grant, please use this this form (rtf), and send the application to nfn (at) aalto.fi.

Lectures: 12 h of lectures. (12 x 45 minutes)

DAY
DATE
TIME
Monday 6.4.2020 12:00 - 13:30
14:30 - 16
U006, Ekonominaukio 1
Tuesday 7.4.2020 12:00 - 13:30
14:30 - 16
U006, Ekonominaukio 1
Wednesday 8.4.2020 10:00 - 11:30
12:30 - 14
U006, Ekonominaukio 1

 

Course Description: This workshop exposes students to recent developments in the literature on the theory and management of hedge funds. It is intended for doctoral students in finance and related fields. Topics include hedge fund trading strategies, compensation, performance evaluation, liquidity management, operational risk, and the role of arbitrageurs in capital markets.

Prerequisites: TBA

Course Outline: TBA

Access to the articles is subject to your home institutions' subsciptions to the databases. If you have a problem with accessing the articles, please contact GSF office gsf @ aalto.fi for advice. 

Lecture Notes: TBA

Password for opening the course material will be e-mailed to the participants.

Credit units: 3 ECTS cr.

List of Participants: TBA

Participants: Doctoral students in finance. The course is also open for KATAJA as well as FDPE students with sufficient background in finance and/or economics. The course is also open for foreign doctoral students given that there is space in the course.

EXAMination

 

Grading: TBA

Examination date and time: TBA

Exam registration: TBA

Examination places:
Otaniemi: Aalto University School of Business
Vaasa: University of Vaasa
Oulu: University of Oulu, Department of Economics
Lappeenranta: Lappeenranta University of Technology
Turku: University of Turku, Turku School of Economics
Other locations: Doctoral students in other universities are requested to inform GSF by sending an e-mail to gsf@aalto.fi if they wish to take the exam in their home universities. The exam can be taken abroad where suitable exam supervision can be arranged. Please note that the exam must be written in presence of an exam supervisor. Thus, please submit the name of the exam supervisor at least 14 days before the examination.  Possible payment and arrangements for supervision should be made by the student.

Please note: No retake exam will be offered for any reason (beyond your control or not). However, the exam can be taken abroad where suitable exam supervision can be arranged. Possible payment and arrangements for supervision should be made by the student. In case you wish to take the exam abroad, please contact GSF by sending an e-mail to gsf@aalto.fi at least 14 days before the examination. 

Registration / Application

 

  • Doctoral students of GSF and FDPE: Please register through this link.
  • Doctoral students in related fields and doctoral students at foreign universities: Application form can be found here: PDF file or Word file. Please, send in addition to your complete contact information, a report on the status of your doctoral studies, and a brief CV. Please ask also your thesis advisor to send us a short letter of recommendation by-email. All the required documents should be sent by e-mail to gsf@aalto.fi.

 

The deadline for registering in this course is March 16, 2020. All applicants will be informed of their acceptance soon after the deadline.