Macroeconomic Drivers of the Financial Markets

Course description

This course is relevant for finance professionals who need a thorough understanding of how to use macroeconomics. The focus will be on the practical use of macroeconomics to improve your investment/allocation decisions.

Course content

– Macroeconomics and the Financial Markets
– Forecasting Asset Returns
– Long-term Trends and the Way Forward
– Fiscal and Monetary Policy
– Macroeconomic Theory
– Inflation Forecasting and its Impact on Returns
– Forecasting Growth

The course is relevant to

– Portfolio Managers
– Portfolio Administrators
– Risk Managers
– Analysts
– Investors
– Investment Advisors


You are assumed to have a general knowledge about investments. However, the various topics will be explained, so you are not requested to have profound knowledge about macroeconomics.

Reviews of this course


21 Nov 2024 - 22 Nov 2024

We are currently planning future dates.

Please contact us for more information.

Instructor on this course

Frank Hvid Petersen

Frank Hvid Petersen

Frank Hvid Petersen has a solid theoretical and practical experience with macroeconomics and financial markets after almost 25 years of working in the financial sector. He has been Head of Strategy and Portfolio Management at Carnegie Wealth Management and a portfolio manager of global equities and fixed income. Today he has his own advisory firm.

Previous positions include joint Head of Strategic Investment Advise and Chief investment Strategist at Nordea including chairman of Nordea’s Global Investment Committee. Before that he was economist, chief economist and chief equity strategist at Alfred Berg.

He has won several top rankings in the annual Prospera institutional investor rankings of best macroeconomic and equity strategy analysts. He holds a M.Sc. (Econ) and has extensive teaching and presentation experience.

Frank teaches Macroeconomics and Portfolio Management

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