Switzerland, Zurich-Winterthur

Wealth Management & Alternative Investments

when 29 June 2015 - 10 July 2015
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 ECTS
fee CHF 2500

Benefit from Switzerland's Expertise in Private Banking & Wealth Management!
Swiss banks manage private wealth from all over the world, mainly as a result of favorable environmental factors such as economic and political stability and strict privacy laws. This, together with traditional values like trustworthiness and discretion has made Switzerland one of the world’s leading wealth Management centers.

With the tremendous economic growth in the emerging markets and the steady growth in mature markets, the number of wealthy private individuals, often entrepreneurs, will rise over the next few decades. They need wealth managers to provide products and services that can protect, increase, and manage their wealth. To be effective, wealth managers must understand their clients’ needs. They must have specific skills and know-how in every aspect of investing and financial planning.

Within the investment universe alternative investments have demonstrated strong performance and tremendous growth over the last twenty years. They have become part of the investment management mainstream and are expected to continue to grow rapidly. Not only hedge funds, but also private equity and Investments in real estate, art, and even fine wines will experience growth. Alternative investments are however considered to be volatile, high risk, and more complex than traditional assets. Over the past few decades, the Greater Zurich Area, one of the world’s most important financial hubs, has developed into a mecca for asset managers and providers of alternative investment products.

Learn from Swiss wealth management experts and hedge fund managers and get an insight into what makes them so successful.

Great Benefits at Every Level!
Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to study at one of Switzerland’s leading business schools, while getting to know our culture and our people. You will be able to connect and socialize with students from around the world, interact with Business leaders during company visits, and discover the natural beauty of Switzerland. Company visits, field trips, and an attractive range of extracurricular activities will make your stay a unique experience. During our special “Swiss Days”, you will have a chance to experience up close how Tradition and innovation go hand in hand in Switzerland.

Join us and be a part of yet another fantastic Summer Academy. We look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Switzerland.

Course aim

As a participant in this program, you will be able to:
•Gain insight into the success factors of the Swiss private banking and wealth management industry
•Learn to advise international private banking clients
•Get to know different client segments and their particular needs
•Combine different financial instruments to serve private banking clients
•Gain insight into the latest research and developments in the field of wealth management and alternative investments
•Increase your ability to analyze the potential of alternative investments and understand the implications of various investment strategies
•Learn about the different private equity strategies and their economic implication

Credits info

After successful completion of the program, you will receive 6 ECTS credits and a certificate of attendance from the ZHAW School of Management and Law.

Fee info

CHF 2500: The program costs CHF 2,500 (includes course material, company visits, and welcome/farewell events). A 10% price reduction is available to students from partner institutions. Contact the International Office at your University to get the discount code for partner institutions. Accommodation is not included in the Price. The Summer Academy team will provide you with a list of attractive accommodation options near the campus.