AXA IM MOOC Asset Management

Investment Management in an Evolving and Volatile World

Launching: 11th April, 2016

HEC Paris and AXA Investment Managers Launches Mooc on Coursera!


About this Course


Have you ever wanted to invest in financial markets, but were always afraid that you didn’t have the proper tools or knowledge to make informed decisions? Have you ever wondered how investment management companies operate and what fund managers do? AXA Investment Managers, in partnership with HEC Paris, will introduce you to the most important ideas and concepts in investment management, to help you better understand your financial future.

Learning Outcomes

This course will enable you to:


  • Define what type of investor you are, your investment objectives, and potential constraints. Identify the main investible assets and important players in financial markets.
  • Understand basis portfolio management techniques.
  • Apply these techniques in real case studies from the outset, through peer review assessment.


Finally, the course will provide a comprehensive overview of today's asset management industry: the product cycles, the professionals, and regulations. For those who want to identify a talented fund manager to invest for you, we offer you some important criteria for selecting one. And for those who are interested in this learning more about this fascinating industry, we lay the foundation for your ongoing financial journey.


Join us to explore the world of investment management!

Course Specialists

The course has been developed in collaboration between HEC Paris, with Hugues Langlois managing the academic aspect, and AXA Investment Managers specialists, sharing their experiences and expertise and coordinated by Marion Le Morhedec: Maxime Alimi, Stephanie Condra, Nicholas Jeans, Elodie Laugel, Pierre-François de Mont-Serrat, Jean-Gabriel Pierre (AXA Group), Dorothée Sauloup, Irina Topa-Serry, Fiona Southall, Patrice Viot Coster, Susanna Warner, and Joachim Weitgasser.

Course Format

This course will run for 4 weeks, and consist of 4 modules, each with a series of lecture videos between 5 to 8 minutes long. Each video will contain a range of integrated, interactive questions. Each module contains a peer-reviewed assessment and a set of practice and graded quiz questions.


Subtitles available in English

4 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week


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