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1 This version : April 26, 2020 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE HEC MBA - Spring 2020 Blaise Allaz Suggested Topics for Class Presentations Prepare a class presentation of 10 to 15 minutes (20 to 30 minutes including Q/A). Maximum : 10 slides. Discussion of a financial puzzle For example : The « Carry trade » : The speculative strategy that consists in borrowing in a low interest currency to invest in a high interest currency. « Siegel’s paradox » : Why the forward exchange rate cannot be the expectation of the future spot exchange rate. The « Home bias » : Why do investors so much overweigh their own country’s assets in their portfolio allocations ? Summary presentation of an academic article For example : Dimson, Elroy, Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton, 2014, « Emerging markets revisited », in Credit Suisse Investment Returns Yearbook 2014 , 5-15. [See also : Credit Suisse Investment Returns Yearbook 2019 Summary Edition , pages 7-11.] Dimson, Elroy, Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton, 2019, « China’s stock markets », in Credit

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