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DESU - Asset and wealth management

Teaching method : Initial training, continuing training or work-linked training

Location : Aix-en-Provence

Type of diploma : DESU Graduate degree

Duration of studies : 22 weeks over 2 to 3 days/week

Language(s): French

Department : Finance Accounting Audit FCA

  • Objectives

    The objective of the DESU is to provide an in-depth approach to the provision of investment services (ISPs) for both private and institutional clients. It can usefully complement courses such as the Master's Degree in Wealth Management and/or the Master's Degree in Financial Risk Management with courses and seminars led by high-level professionals and academics, in order to strengthen the essential areas of asset and wealth management practice in France and internationally. These lessons, practical work and role-playing will enable us to meet the requirements of the leading financial and banking institutions that work with us.

    Studies leading to the professions of financial investment advice and expertise, as well as related professions, now go through the AMF Certification. This is why the preparation and passage of this certification is included in the programme.

    It should be noted that DESU students who have or have had the opportunity to follow the Master 2 Wealth Management or the Master 2 Financial Risk Management of the FEG or similar can access under accelerated and preferential conditions to the international professional diplomas in financial analysis, portfolio and wealth management delivered by our partner, the Société Française d'Analyse Financière (SFAF).
    The targeted knowledge is directly linked to the different courses taught in this DESU and which not only promote the acquisition of technical knowledge but also its reappropriation from a distance and even critical if necessary.

    Through the teachings given to a reduced number of students, the aim is to enable the learners to :

    • To acquire reasoning logics specific to the different disciplines in order to reach a professionally recognized expert level.
    • To develop a strong sense of responsibility and risk assessment in the complex system of investment and/or financial advice.

    Simulations and real-life situations are proposed either in the different courses taught in this DESU but also in dedicated workshops and seminars. They value not only the acquisition of technical knowledge but also a distant and even critical appropriation if necessary.
    At the end of the course, students will be able to do asset and portfolio management, wealth management, work in private banking, be an Investment Service Provider, IFA, but also: Financial Analyst, Credit Analyst, Risk Analyst, Financial Ethics Officer.

  • Teachings

    • Financial law and regulation
    • Expert assets
    • Financial Decision Support
    • Tools
    • Lectures and tutoring
  • Admission

    Who can apply?

    Students holding a Master 1 level (type M1 Accounting, Finance, Tax and Wealth Management) or equivalent (business school, engineering school, etc.).
    Professionals in activity or retraining within the framework of continuing education. For these groups and if necessary, registration will be preceded by a validation of their professional, personal or experience background.

    How to apply?

    Based on a dossier (curriculum vitae, letter of motivation, professional project) and an interview with the jury.
    Access possible by validation of acquired experience (see conditions at the VAE office).

  • Practical information

    Total number of weeks of teaching in the course: 22 weeks over 2 to 3 days/week allowing to follow the M2 Wealth Management, the M2 Financial Risk Management in parallel or to pursue a part-time professional activity.
    Indicative teaching period: October to March

  • Et après ?

    Débouchés professionnels

    Avec le double diplôme parcours GP + DESU GAF en partenariat avec la SFAF et validation certification AMF

    • Gérant de portefeuille (sous mandat, analyse fondamentale, stock picking, ...)
    • Gestionnaire d'actifs divers (immobilier, arts, ....)
    • Conseiller en investissements financiers

    Avec le double diplôme parcours MRF + DESU GAF en partenariat avec la SFAF et validation certification AMF

    • Analyste Financier
    • Gestionnaire risques financiers et compliance
    • Gestionnaire en investissements alternatifs


Pedagogical Manager

Director of the Continuing Education and Work-linked Training Department

Administrative Manager

Administrative Manager Training - FCA