ING-INF/05 (SISTEMI DI ELABORAZIONE DELLE INFORMAZIONI)
DIPARTIMENTO DI SCIENZE ECONOMICHE E AZIENDALI
Corso di studio
ECONOMICS, FINANCE AND INTERNATIONAL INTEGRATION - ECONOMIA, FINANZA E INTEGRAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE
Secondo Semestre (18/02/2019 - 18/05/2019)
44 ore di attività frontale
SCRITTO E ORALE CONGIUNTI
The course aims to illustrate some financial methods and models using Excel spreadsheets in order to formulate rational procedures yielding optimal and efficient solutions for portfolio management. The main field in which calculations and analyses are made is the Equity asset class, starting from basic data capable of providing a comprehensive overview of a single stock and of its relationship with the whole market. Integrating all results achieved, the goal is to provide students with the essential concepts needed to value a listed stock and to build and manage an equity portfolio, along with presenting and analyzing quantitative data with the software tool. They will also be capable of elaborating basic short-investment cases, to discuss both single stocks, on the basis of common analytical measures, and equity portfolio choices, illustrating the rationale for a quantitative allocation, following risk/return efficient concepts, in line with professional standards used in the financial community. All analyses are focused on practical examples and applications, linked to the stock market current situation, and supported by some useful techniques utilizing common database and spreadsheet calculations. Students are strongly encouraged to participate actively to the lectures.
Programma e contenuti
The course is divided into the following two main modules.
1. Stock market analysis, single stock data analysis and forecast, Discounted Cash Flows, Multiples, Options.
2. Portfolio composition and analysis, Markowitz & Black-Litterman models, Discriminant analysis.
The two parts are linked; the single stock results analyzed in the first part of the course will be utilized for a portfolio construction in the second part.
Both modules are developed providing exhaustive methods of data management and calculations, based on Excel.
Lectures and practical exercises in DOS room
Testi di riferimento
Selected chapters extracts from the following books.
Benninga S., Principles of Finance with Excel, 2nd Edition, Oxford University Press.
Ragsdale C.T., Spreadsheet Modeling & Decision Analysis: A Practical Introduction to Management Science, 6th Edition, Cengage Learning.
McMillan M.G., Pinto J.E., Pirie W., Van de Venter G., Investments Principles of Portfolio and Equity Analysis, Wiley.
Some Excel files and notes will be provided by the teacher.
Modalità verifica apprendimento
The final exam consists of two main parts. First of all, students have to pass a written test in Excel with open questions
performing some calculations. Second, students have to write a short report about a listed stock, focusing on the basic quantitative methods described in the course, and proving to have a full comprehension of data management; they will also have to integrate the analysis by providing a short solution to a portfolio simulation management. The final report format is made of a short description file (word, pdf, etc.) and, more importantly, of the Excel file (or other electronic spreadsheet) highlighting the calculations made. The oral presentation is not mandatory. Working students have to contact the lecturer directly in order to make all the necessary arrangements, including course study material.
Course with high focus on financial market and pratical real cases