Are a dealer in a corporate / bank treasury looking to form a core view on an asset class
Are a wealth manager in a mutual fund/hedge fund following a top-down investment approach
Are a student looking to make a career in investment management
What will you gain from this course?
The objective of this course is to help participants form a core fundamental view on the asset classes. The primary trend in asset classes is driven by the economic cycle/business cycle. It is important to understand the aggregate demand in the economy, Output gap, Capacity utilization, credit off take, Capex cycle / Gross fixed capital formation (Business Fixed Investment), banking system liquidity, inflation etc. Knowing these factors would help form a view on the future monetary policy and fiscal policy responses and thereby help you position accordingly.
Which domestic and global data to track, the source and frequency of the data and how to interpret the data.
How to deep dive into the important constituents of the data.
Understanding economic cycles and adjusting data for seasonality
Identifying which data is to be given more weightage in which part of the economic cycle.
Fiscal and monetary policy response to evolving fundamentals.