Investment Masterclass



This course is for investors and traders with at least one year of investing experience. The Investment Management Masterclass is designed around a Masters in Finance with a strong emphasis on trading and investment management.  It is designed for those seeking to work in the investment industry, as it prepares students for roles such as Investment Analyst, Fund Manager and Proprietary Trader.

Students Recieve

  • 1-1 Email and Telephone support with a qualified professional investor (up to 2 hours per month)
  • Access to our weekly webinars
  • Access to pre-recorded webinars, lectures and events where available
  • Access to free workshops, worksheets and other supporting materials
  • Access to the Horizon Trading Club
  • Access to the Horizon Placement Scheme

About the Instructors

  • Karl Ahlstedt

    Karl holds a degree in business management and studied post graduate investment management at a top UK university. He has since worked at some of the largest Welsh investment companies as an Investment Analyst. Disappointed in the education offered by get rich quick schemes that litter the internet, Karl set up The Horizon Institute to teach finance and trading to the same level as he received at top UK universities and investment firms.

  • James West

    James holds a degree in economics and has worked at some of the largest Welsh investment companies. With a longstanding passion for teaching, he now inspires the next generation of market traders.


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Course Curriculum

Welcome & Introduction
  • Learning Outcomes & Objectives
Corporate Finance
  • Risk and Return
  • Equity Valuation
  • Capital Investment
Decisions & Capital Budgeting
  • Capital Structure and Equity Financing
  • Dividends and Pay-outs
  • Valuation of levered firms
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • CEO Compensation and Board Structure
International Financial Markets
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Central Banking and Monetary Policy
  • Financial Markets Part I
  • Financial MarketsPart II
  • Common Stock & Senior Instruments
  • Financial Market Derivatives
  •  Market of Foreign Exchange
  • Financial Crisis
Financial Reporting & Statement Analysis
  • Principles of Financial Reporting
  • Financial Reporting Standards & Frameworks
  • Financial Analysis – Tools & Techniques
  • Predicting Future Performance
  • Reporting Standards
  • Manipulation, Fraud and Limitations
Financial Econometrics
  • Simple Linear Regression
  • Multiple Linear Regression
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Dynamic Models
  • Unit Root Analysis
  • Cointegration Analysis
  • Causality
  • Modeling Volatility
  • Futures Contracts
  • Interest Rates, Forward and Futures Pricing
  • Interest Rate Swaps, Currency Swaps, Equity Swaps
  • Pricing Commodity and Interest Rate Swaps
  • Options Introduction
  • Arbitrage Bounds for Options
  • Basic Options Strategies
  • Advanced Options Strategies
  • Options Pricing Models (Binomial & Black Scholes)
Risk Management
  • Hedging Interest Rate Risk
  • Hedging via Calls & Puts
  • Stop Losses
  • Trading Plan
Equities & Fixed Income Securities
  • Equity Securities
  • Equity Trading & The Stock Market
  • Equity Valuation
  • Macroeconomic & Industry Analysis
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • Debt Management
International Financial Crises
  • History of Financial Crises
  • Minsky Hypothesis
  • Causes of Global Financial Crises
  • Policy Changes Post Crisis
  • Banking Regulation
  • Basel Accords
  • To Big to Fail
  • Shadow Banking
  • Banking Crises in Emerging Markets
  • The New Regulatory Architecture
Asset Management
  • Portfolio Analysis
  • Investor Utility & Risk Tolerance
  • Investment Policy Statement
  • Market Analysis
  • Sector Analysis
  • Equity Portfolio Management
  • Technical Analysis
  • Portfolio Performance Evaluation