Asset Management

544 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2016 Last revised: 27 Jan 2020

Date Written: January 27, 2020


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 (January 27, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

Paolo Vanini (Contact Author)

University of Basel ( email )

Petersplatz 1
Basel, CH-4003

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