This course aims at providing participants with an in-depth understanding of macroeconomics, asset classes as well as risks related to investments in emerging markets.


  • Macroeconomics in emerging markets (fiscal institutions and public finance, monetary institutions and monetary policy, financial sector and macroeconomic performance)
  • Risks in emerging markets (country risk, political risk, emerging markets crises, ESG risks [Environmental, Social & Governance])
  • Investing in emerging markets (stock markets, debt markets, currencies, mutual funds)

Target audience

The target audience is people working in the financial industry, especially those with an interest in learning more about finance in emerging markets and/or in investing in these economies.


Participants have a graduate degree and several years of working experience. The course language is English.


This course of two days allows participants to increase their knowledge in investing in emerging markets.

Course director

Dr. Annette Krauss, Center for Microfinance, University of Zurich


  • Prof. Dr. Mathias Hoffmann, Department of Economics, University of Zurich
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Brown, University of St. Gallen
  • Dr. Costa Vayenas, Wellershoff & Partners
  • Luca Taiana, UBS AG, Zürich
  • Dominik Garcia, LGT Bank Switzerland 


Active classroom attendance and assessment.


Attestation of participation (2 ECTS).
The credits can be transferred to the CAS in Sustainable Finance executive degree program or to the MAS/DAS in Finance


Lecture (attendance required)


CHF 1800.- tuition. Tuition covers all materials and breaks. Travel and accommodation are not included.


10./11. April, 2018