In this course, you’ll learn the foundational theories behind robo-advising, crowdfunding, and marketplace lending, and how to apply these theories to optimize your investments. Professor David Musto of the Wharton School has designed this course to help you gain a practical understanding of the theoretical frameworks of Modern Portfolio Theory and Financial Technology. You’ll learn how to apply the ideas behind robo-advising and crowdfunding to better assess and leverage a more optimized portfolio while managing risks. You’ll also explore the current consumer credit landscape and learn how to utilize financial technologies in your business. You’ll analyze real-life examples by studying the cases of Square and CommonBond. By the end of this course, you’ll have honed your skills in calculating risks and returns in robo-advising and crowdfunding, and be able to assess the value of marketplace lending to achieve better returns on your investments. No prerequisites are required for this course, although "Fintech: Foundations, Payments, and Regulations" and "Cryptocurrency and Blockchain: An Introduction to Digital Currencies" from Wharton's Fintech Specialization are recommended.
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TOP REVIEWS FROM LENDING, CROWDFUNDING, AND MODERN INVESTING
I learned a lot of insights especially in crowdfunding and lending. I highly recommend this course.
Decent overview of the market, but still suffering from a very US-centric approach which disregards the importance of non-student loans in non-US lending
I would've liked more practical cases like the ones in the Week 4, but in the whole specialization.
This course provided me with a strong understanding of how lending works and how technology is being used to add opportunities for both lenders and borrowers,
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