Value Investing Certificate

For safety reasons, all the Executive Education classes are held in line with the WHO and Luxembourg Ministry of Health guidelines. The size of the group is limited to 25 participants.

Overview

The emphasis of the course will be on learning how to estimate the true values of equity investments, compare these with market prices, and make intelligent and rational investment decisions. We will provide you with the tools and methods to assess intrinsic enterprise values based on a firm’s tangible and intangible assets and its sustainable cashflows. You will collect and analyze data and build your confidence to independently make prudent investment decisions.

Who will benefit from this course?

Individual investors and portfolio managers will learn to apply the value investing methodology and become better equipped to uncover opportunities that others may miss.
But also financial advisors and other professionals in the financial services industry, as well as entrepreneurs and managers will benefit from the analytical methods and insights into value creation, growth, and profitability.
The course does not require any prior knowledge or experience and is open to anyone with a keen interest in investing, and want to learn more about financial markets and evaluating investment opportunities.

After this course, you will

  • Master the Value Investing approach, and understand why this strategy has earned above-average returns over the last century.
  • Be able to find the Enterprise Value, the market price at which a business is trading, as the sum of all net financial claims on a business.
  • Understand the difference between Going Concern value and growth opportunities, and understand why value investors shun growth stocks.
  • Increase your understanding of risk, liquidity, growth, and the (in)efficiency of financial markets.
  • Be less dependent on financial advisors and market commentators, and be able to confidently and independently assess investments.
  • Be able to methodologically gather and process publicly available information to screen, analyze and select investment opportunities.
  • Be able to assess intrinsic value from careful analysis of a firm’s assets, earnings power, and competitive environment.

Schedule

The course is spread over seven evening classes from 18:00 to 21:00

March 10th: Introduction, overview, and terminology
September 17th: Financial Statement Analysis
September 22th: Enterprise Valuation
September 24th: Taking the Theory to the real world: Case studies and real-world investment analyses
September 29th: Qualitative factors: Comparative advantages, Strategy, Management.
October 1st: Value Investing in practice: Screening, Analysing, Selecting.
November: Capstone Event

Faculty

Jos van Bommel (MSc, MBA, Ph.D., CFA) is the certificate’s course director. He has been teaching valuation and corporate finance courses at IESE, Babson College, ESADE and Oxford, a.o.

Thomas Kaspereit (MA, Ph.D.) will teach the Financial Statement Analysis module. Thomas is the course director of the Master in Accounting and Audit at the University of Luxembourg.

Léon Kirch (MSc, CFA) will share with us his extensive know-how of the real-world challenges of money management. He is a Value Style portfolio manager for over 20 years and the founding President of the Luxembourg CFA Society.

Executive Education offers training designed to develop your leadership skills, expand your business knowledge and connect you to a network of peers.

Contact

info@luxsb.lu

+352 26 25 89 80

19 Rue Eugene Ruppert, L-2453, Luxembourg - Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

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