The goal of this course is to ground students in both the theory and practice of international portfolio management. The course will initially analyze the benefits of international investing. But the primary focus will be on methods for deciding on the key dimensions of an international investment process, which include philosophy, stock selection, industry weighting, country allocation, currency management, trading, performance attribution and risk oversight.
In order to gain hands-on experience in international investing, students will construct and manage a fund in international equity markets using a simulation in real-time markets. Also, the coursework incorporates cases involving global investment firms to enhance the understanding of processes and tools used in the institutional investment arena.
Michael Perelstein was a Columbia Business School faculty member from 2008 to 2016.