FIN-420 / 4 credits

Teacher: Fuster Andreas

Language: English


Summary

This course provides a theoretical and practical overview of what financial institutions do, how they manage their risks, and how they are regulated. The course also discusses the causes and effects of financial crises, and how financial intermediation is affected by technological innovation.

Content

Keywords

Banking, Risk Management, Regulation, Fintech

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Introduction to finance

Recommended courses

Macrofinance

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Describe the different types of institutions active in financial intermediation.
  • Recall the main types of risks banks face.
  • Synthesize ways in which bank risks can be managed.
  • Characterize different types of regulatory interventions and their justifications.
  • Contextualise the main challenges to banks' business model due to the macro environment and financial innovation.
  • Interpret market-based indicators to assess the outlook for bank profitability and risks.
  • Differentiate drivers of financial crises and their effects

Transversal skills

  • Use a work methodology appropriate to the task.
  • Demonstrate the capacity for critical thinking
  • Access and evaluate appropriate sources of information.
  • Summarize an article or a technical report.

Teaching methods

Lectures, homework, case studies, group project, expert talks

Assessment methods

20% Homework

30% Group project

50% Final exam

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes
Forum No

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Bibliography

Greenbaum, S., Thakor, A. and Boot, A., "Contemporary Financial Intermediation", 4th edition, 2019

Ressources en bibliothèque

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Financial intermediation
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Financial intermediation
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks
  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: During the semester (summer session)
  • Subject examined: Financial intermediation
  • Lecture: 3 Hour(s) per week x 14 weeks

Reference week

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