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Hirschhorn, Diane




research overview

  • I do not perform research. For the bulk of my career, I worked on Wall Street and helped entrepreneurs manage their investments and assets. I consult in this field professionally, and at CU, I help students learn investing, portfolio management, personal finance and potentially how to achieve financial independence.


courses taught

  • FNCE 2820 - Introduction to Personal Financial Planning
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Summer 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Summer 2022 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    Introduces the concepts, tools, and applications of personal financial planning. Provides the students with tools and techniques for managing their personal finances. With these skills, students gain the ability to effectively deal with their ever-changing financial environment.
  • FNCE 3030 - Investment and Portfolio Management
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020
    Develops modern portfolio theory and applies it to pricing both individual assets and portfolios of assets. Topics include Markowitz portfolio selection model, capital asset pricing model, arbitrage pricing theory, bonds, portfolio performance measurement, and issues of market efficiency. Formerly FNCE 4030.
  • MSBX 5225 - Advanced Portfolio Management
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Covers the management and construction of investment portfolios. Topics include performance and risk measures, identification of risk factors and the use of traditional and alternative assets classes including real estate, mutual funds, ETFs, venture capital funds, private equity funds and hedge funds. Additional topics include tax consequences of investment decisions and cash management.