Monthly Archives: November 2021

Systematic risk and specific risk

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) presents the systematic risk and specific risk of financial assets, two fundamental concepts in asset pricing models and investment management theories more generally. This article is … Continue reading

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Portfolio

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) elaborates on the concept of portfolio, which is a basic element in asset management. This article is structured as follows: we introduce the concept of portfolio. … Continue reading

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Black-Litterman Model

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) presents the Black-Litterman model, used to determine optimal asset allocation in a portfolio. The Black-Litterman model takes the Markowitz model one step further: it incorporates an … Continue reading

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Passive Investing

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) elaborates on the concept of passive investing. This article will offer a concise summary of the academic literature on passive investment. After that, we’ll discuss the … Continue reading

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Beta

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) explains the concept of beta, one of the most fundamental concepts in the financial industry, which is heavily used in asset management to assess the risk … Continue reading

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Alpha

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) elaborates on the concept of alpha, one of the fundamental parameters for portfolio performance measure. This article is structured as follows: we introduce the concept of … Continue reading

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Security Market Line (SML)

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) presents the Security Market Line (SML), a key concept in asset pricing derived from the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). This article is structured as follows: … Continue reading

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Capital Market Line (CML)

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) presents the Capital Market Line (CML), a key concept in asset pricing derived from the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM). This article is structured as follows: … Continue reading

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Active Investing

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) elaborates on the concept of active investing, which is a core investment strategy that relies heavily on market timing and stock picking as the two main … Continue reading

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Social trading

Social trading In this article, Daksh GARG (ESSEC Business School, Master in Strategy & Management of International Business (SMIB), 2020-2021) explains how social networks and online communities have led to emergence of new way of trading called social trading. This … Continue reading

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