Asset Management

480 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2016 Last revised: 13 Dec 2018

Date Written: December 12, 2018


These lecture notes cover old and new investment methods, regulatory and legal developments and the role of technology as a game changer in asset management. The discussion gives the same weight to the theoretical and practical aspects of asset management. The focus is on portfolio constructions, asset pricing on the theoretical side. The applied chapters contain an asset management industry overview, introduce to data analytics, blockchain and crypto-currency, demographics and technology.

Keywords: Asset management methods, growth of wealth, portfolio construction, factor investing, asset pricing, FinTech, big data, demographics, pension system

JEL Classification: G00, G11, G12, G14, G15, G20, O31, O32

Suggested Citation

Vanini, Paolo, Asset Management (December 12, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

Paolo Vanini (Contact Author)

University of Basel ( email )

Petersplatz 1
Basel, CH-4003

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