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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Professor Alexis Montecinos at Adolfo Ibanez University.


This comprehensive course on "Risk and Return in Finance" provides a deep dive into the fundamental principles, advanced concepts, and contemporary issues surrounding the crucial interplay between risk and return in financial markets. Beginning with an introduction to the core concepts, participants will explore various types of risk in finance and methods for measuring and assessing risk. The course progresses to cover the intricacies of understanding returns, the risk-return tradeoff, and the significance of diversification and portfolio theory. Moving into more advanced territory, participants will delve into models like the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT), and examine the role of derivatives in risk management. The course also addresses crucial issues such as credit risk, stress testing, and scenario analysis. Exploring the evolving landscape of finance, participants will tackle contemporary topics like behavioral finance, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, and the impact of technology on cybersecurity risks. Real-world case studies and discussions on ethics, regulation, and financial innovations will provide participants with a holistic understanding of the intricate relationship between risk and return in the dynamic world of finance.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the educator indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Risk and Return in Finance, by Alexis Montecinos

  • I am an Assistant Professor Of Finance at Suffolk University in Boston, USA (Tenure Track), and an adjunct Professor of Finance at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Chile. I am also the Director of the Master in Business Analytics at Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez. My areas of expertise are Data Analytics, Financial Economics, Banking, Real Estate, Empirical Asset Pricing, and Industrial Organization. I have worked on several projects related to business analytics, macro-prudential regulation, antitrust, and several projects on modeling and predicting different variables using Machine Learning methods. I have led these projects in different industries in several countries of the world.

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