Course 2011-2012 a.y.

30183 - RISK MANAGEMENT AND INSURANCE


CLEAM - CLEF - CLEACC - CLES-BESS - BIEMF
Department of Finance

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLEAM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - CLEF (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - CLEACC (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - CLES-BESS (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - BIEMF (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11)
Course Director:
GIACOMO NOCERA

Classes: 31 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: GIACOMO NOCERA


Course Objectives
This course covers the basic concepts in risk management and insurance, examining how to manage and protect firm value.

The purpose of the course is to equip students to develop a conceptual framework for making risk management decisions that increase business value. The emphasis is on traditional and innovative management of pure risk. However, the foundation for understanding other types of risk management is also established. The evolving concepts of enterprise risk management are introduced and blended into several parts of the course.

All topics are discussed firstly with a theoretical introduction and then by a more empirical approach, including exercises and cases discussion.


Course Content Summary
  • Firm risks: taxonomy and analysis
  • Risk management and firm value
  • Principles of theory of risk
  • Determining the insurance premium
  • Designing an optimal insurance coverage plan
  • Reinsurance
  • The risk management process
  • Simulation models for evaluating risk financing solutions
  • The Enterprise Risk Management approach
  • Pure risk transfer through financial instruments and financial risk transfer through insurance instruments

Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
Exams are written, in-class, closed book and closed notes and cover all the topics covered during the course.

Students have the possibility to do a (written) partial exam.

Students who do the partial exam have also the possibility to do group assignments.


Textbooks
Required readings will be downloadable at the Course Web Page.

Prerequisites
 

Students attending this course should be familiar with the concepts covered in the following courses: Financial markets and institutions, Financial mathematics, Statistics.

Last change 22/04/2011 12:02