Investment Strategies (Live Online): Capital Markets and Principles of Investing

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Format: Eight 90-minute live virtual sessions, two per week
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“Why do we think we should succeed in active investing? There’s a lot of conventional wisdom in the investment world. We’ll take empirical evidence and put many assumptions to the test — to suss out winning strategies from the losers.”
– The program's faculty director Harry Mamaysky, Associate Professor of Professional Practice

Investment Strategies (Live Online)

Expand your expertise in portfolio management and sharpen your approach to strategic investing. From foundational concepts about capital structure and the corporate balance sheet, you will gain a tactical perspective on different asset classes and the knowledge to manage risk, execute successful deals, and maximize the performance of your business or client’s portfolios.

Broadening your understanding of the empirical evidence that informs professional investment decisions, you will develop the skills to analyze, evaluate, construct, and actively manage assets and investment products. Investment Strategies (Live Online): Capital Markets and Principles of Investing covers a range of essential topics that connect the conceptual to the practical, from the theory of active management to the mechanics of buying via leverage.

As a participant in this live online program, you will learn in real time, with two faculty sessions delivered live per week, including discussions, crowdsourcing activities, and readings to enrich your experience.

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Please contact our partners at Emeritus at [email protected], +1 315-982-5094, or +1 315-277-2746 for a personal conversation to learn more.


Succeeding in active investing requires knowledge of the markets, confidence in crunching the numbers, and skill in analyzing and managing your investment instruments and risks.

Four Ways This Program Delivers Value

Foundational Knowledge
Deepen your understanding of capital markets, liabilities, major asset classes, leverage, and databases.

Empirical Skills
Measure risk, analyze volatility, identify correlation, run regression analyses, define the yield curve, and evaluate drawdown.

Forecasting Regression
Explore bond markets along with expected return from the bond market as a function of the yield of the bond and the slope of the yield structure.

Active Management
Analyze performance of investment products over time, understand bond market and yield, define passive vs. active investing, learn the tools and limits of forecasting.

Upon completion of this program, you will earn two credits towards a Certificate with select alumni and tuition benefits. Learn more.


This program moves from an introduction of the fundamentals of investing to an overview of capital markets and modern risk management. Participants will apply their knowledge to measure risk, analyze bond markets, run regression analyses, define the yield curve, and learn the tools of forecasting.

Featuring two 90-minute webinars per week, the program includes pre-readings, in-session materials, polls, key term review cards, quizzes, try-it activities, moderated discussion boards, and crowdsource activities.

Session titles include:

  • Markets Introduction
  • Major Asset Classes
  • Risk and Investing
  • Active Management
  • Market Risk Premium Part I and II
  • Patterns in Stock Returns Part I and II

For a complete program schedule, please download the agenda.


Investment Strategies (Live Online): Capital Markets and Principles of Investing is designed for financial professionals seeking to advance their competencies, entrepreneurs looking for a deeper understanding of investment management, and individual investors pursuing advanced skills. Participants may include professionals with the following titles:

  • Investment Bankers
  • Asset and Portfolio Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Financial Advisors
  • Financial Planners
  • Investment Strategists
  • Wealth Advisors
  • Investment and Fund Management Executives
  • Traders
  • High Net-Worth Individuals
  • Entrepreneurs

Columbia Business School alumni and up to four of their colleagues are eligible for a 25 percent tuition benefit for this program. More on the Alumni Tuition Benefit.



Harry Mamaysky, Faculty Director
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Director, Program for Financial Studies

Mamaysky teaches capital markets and asset pricing to MBA, Masters, and PhD students, as well as Executive Education programs on the use of text data in finance and on corporate bonds. His research focuses on equity, exchange rate, volatility, and credit markets, the role of information in the trading process, and on market microstructure. He has consulted for a quantitative investment firm and for a nationally recognized statistical rating organization. Prior to his return to academia, he founded the Systemic Risk Group at Citigroup and served as a member of the firm’s Risk Executive Committee. He has held positions with Citi Principal Strategies, Old Lane, Morgan Stanley, and Citicorp. He joined Columbia Business School in 2015.

Along with Professor Mamaysky, additional Columbia Business School faculty may contribute to and teach in the program.


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