Mutual funds and other institutional investors



Prof. Dr. Andre Guettler


General description

The seminar "Mutual funds and other institutional investors" is only for Bachelor students. There is a maximum of 18 participants. Students will form groups of two. Students may provide grouping and topic preferences but there are no guarantees. Each group is assigned a topic. Practical tasks will concentrate on replicating existing academic papers. Most of the data will be provided. The presentations will take place between 11:00 and 12:30 on June 13 in room 219 (Helmholtzstraße 22).



The seminar language (seminar thesis, presentation, discussion etc.) is English.



-          50 %: seminar thesis (15 to 20 pages, please follow the guidelines provided by the Institute of Finance)

-          50 %: presentation (30 minutes)

-        Grading of these two components is per group. Both components need to be passed, i.e., a fail grade in (at least) one of the two components will trigger a fail grade for the seminar overall. The presentations need to be send by e-mail to both instructors the day before the presentation.



Seminar applications for the seminar are allowed until the official deadline on 05 February 2014 at 6 pm. (As of February 04, there are still some open slots available.) Please write an e-mail to Ms. Anette Lesle indicating THREE topic preferences and, if existing, name two other students with whom you want to team up. 

Final seminar allocation (topic, group members) will be established on 05 February 2014 at 6 pm (sharp). You'll receive an e-mail with your topic and name of the other group members. Note that there is a maximum number of 18 students in this seminar. If we receive more applications there will be a waiting list of the remaining students. 

Registration is closed!


Seminar thesis

Submission deadline for the seminar thesis: June 5, 2014, 12 noon (one printed seminar theses, to be handed in at the chair, also as PDF file to Ms Lesle; both need to meet the deadline!)