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Course 2020-2021 a.y.

30367 - FINANCE (MODULE I) - FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS

WBB
Department of Finance

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 24 - 26

WBB (6 credits - I sem. - OB  |  SECS-P/11)
Course Director:
NICOLA GENNAIOLI

Classes: 24 (I sem.) - 26 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 24: NICOLA LIMODIO, Class 26: THORSTEN MARTIN


Suggested background knowledge

Mathematics (applied), Management, Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis.


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The main objective of this course is to provide the students with a general understanding of the different functions performed by financial markets and institutions and their role in the economic system. We start by giving a brief overview of the functions of the financial system and its connections to the real economy. We then study the functioning of financial markets and the main financial instruments. Finally, we study the economics of different types of financial institutions.

CONTENT SUMMARY
  1. The first part of the course analyzes in detail the characteristics of the major financial assets, and describes the institutional characteristics of the markets in which these assets are traded.
  2. The second part of the course studies in detail the objectives as well as the organization of the major financial intermediaries (commercial banks, investment banks, mutual funds) that allow to match demand and supply of funds when securities markets do not function perfectly.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Understand the functioning of financial markets and the role of financial institutions within the economic system.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Interpret and assess the role of financial institutions and their behavior within the economic system.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Online lectures
  • Individual assignments
DETAILS

Face to face lessons wil be recorded and posted online.  There will be four online problem sets to allow students to practice. 


Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
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    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    The exam will make sure that students understand the workings of major financial markets and institutions and their role in the economy by asking theoretical and applied questions about the material treated in class and in the book. 


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • F.S. MISHKIN , S.G. EAKINS, Financial Markets & Institutions, Pearson Education, 2014, 9th edition.

    • Lecture notes and other materials are made available online on the course webpage.

    Last change 27/08/2020 16:50