Course 2015-2016 a.y.

20439 - STRUCTURED AND PROJECT FINANCE


CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLAPI - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT
Department of Finance

Course taught in English

Supported by Antin Infrastracture Partners





Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - M (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - IM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - MM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - AFC (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - CLAPI (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - CLELI (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - ACME (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - DES-ESS (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - EMIT (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11)
Course Director:
STEFANO GATTI

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: STEFANO GATTI


Course Objectives

The course focuses on the business of structured finance (project/infrastructure finance e asset backed securitization) from the financial intermediaries’ standpoint.
The course pays constant attention to the practical aspects of each structured finance transaction. The repeated use of case studies and of a business game allows students to link the theoretical background to real-life situations. The focus is on the deal structuring process and on the assessment of the financial sustainability of the transaction.


Course Content Summary
1. Structured finance: the classification of the deals.
2. Project financing:
   a. features and differences with corporate financing;
   b. industries of application; private projects vs public-private partnerships
   c. risk analysis and risk management
   d. valuation of deal’s bankability
   e. the rating of project finance deals
   f. the evolution of the business: infrastructure funds and project bonds
3. Asset-backed securitization:
   a. types and features;
   b. cash vs syntetic securitizations
   c. the rating of securitization deals

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Final written exam for both attendant and nonattendant students. No mid-term exam is scheduled.


Textbooks
  • Gatti S., Project Finance in Theory and Practice – Second Edition, Elsevier-Academic Press, 2012 (selected chapters)
  • Slides by the instructors, made available through the You@B agenda.




Prerequisites

It is recommended to have attended a basic corporate finance course and master basic concepts of mathematical finance and inferential statistics. Good knowledge of Excel is an useful element for attending students.

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