Time: April 6-8, 2022

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 the Travel Grant, please use this this form (rtf), and send it to nfn (at) aalto.fi.

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

Wednesday 6.4.2022 12:00 -16  U006, Ekonominaukio 1
Thursday 7.4.2022 12:00 -16  U261 OP, Otakaari 1
Friday 8.4.2022 10:00 - 14 T003, 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.

Course Outline: PDF

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: Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

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

Credit units: 3 ECTS cr.

List of Participants: PDF

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.


Grading: The grading of the course will be based on the writing exercise. Instructions for the exercise are given during the lectures.

Deadline for writing exercise: Monday, May 16, 2022. The exercise should be returned directly to Professor Aragon via email (george.aragon (@) asu.edu).

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, 2022. All applicants will be informed of their acceptance soon after the deadline.