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EnIESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Level Year Period Language of instruction 
Academic responsibilityC.CHOUARD


Financial Markets
Portfolio Management and Analysis

Learning outcomes

Understand what Private Equity is
Understand the specifics relative to conventional asset management (listed assets)
Understand the benefits and risks
Understand the challenges of this industry

Course description

What is finance all about ?
Fund management overview
Listed and non listed assets - liquidity - trading platforms
About financial leverage
Private equity or private debt ?
Return : income and capital gains. The J curve
Creating value - Valuation issues
Capital calls, distributions, share classes, carried interest, warranties, insurance
The regulation
Challenges of the Private Equity industry

Class type

Class structure

Type of courseNumbers of hoursComments
Independent study
Estimated personal workload16,00  
Face to face
Total student workload32,00  

Teaching methods

  • Interactive class


Students will have to be able to describe in writing the main concepts taught during the course, and to pass a quiz

Type of controlDurationNumberPercentage break-down
Final Exam
Written exam3,001100,00
TOTAL     100,00

Recommended reading

  • Private Equity 4.0 : Reinventing Value Creation, Benoît Leleux, Hans van Swaay, Esmeralda Megally, Wiley, 2015 -

  • Private Equity: Opportunities and Risks, H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, Oxford University Press, 2015 -

  • The Private Equity Edge: How Private Equity Players and the World's Top Companies Build Value and Wealth, Arthur B. Laffer, William J. Hass, McGraw Hill 2009 -

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