International Investment and Portfolio ManagementSemester Course

DIS Stockholm, Elective Course, International Investment Portfolio and Management
Major Discipline(s)
Business, Economics, Finance
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

This course focuses on fundamental concepts in investment and portfolio management: risk-return tradeoff, portfolio optimization, and diversification. The objective of the course is to develop a thorough understanding of the key principles of portfolio management and asset pricing theory and to learn how to apply them in practice. We also compare the European markets with the U.S. markets – are they just a copy or are there differences? By the end of this course you will be able to calculate the price for bonds and equities, calculate the risks on various instruments and asset portfolios, and evaluate the performance of an active portfolio management.


Greger Wahlstedt

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

MBA (Finance, Manchester Business School) and CEFA (Certified European Financial Analyst) from Stockholm School of Economics. Greger has been working for more than 30 years in the financial markets. He has a solid experience as head of large asset management units; 14 years as head of Handelsbanken's fixed income fund management and asset allocation, as well as heading the investment division at the swedish central bank (Riksbanken) in charge of the management of the gold and foreign exchange reserves. Originally, an economist, but he has also worked as quant analyst as well as senior sales in structured derivatives and Private Banking at Handelsbanken. He is an appreciated teacher in economics, bond markets and interest rate products, among other things. Since 2010 he is a subconsultant to Finanskompetens and educates Investment advisors in finance, financial markets and portfolio theory for the SwedSec license. Examples of such employees who need that licence can be investment advisors, brokers, managers, analysts, compliance officers, risk managers and management. Greger has been a member of the Credit Market group in The Swedish Society of Financial Analysts (SFF) for 20 years. With DIS Stockholm since 2017.