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Course 2023-2024 a.y.

30178 - INTERNATIONAL BANKING

Department of Finance

Course taught in English



Go to class group/s: 31 - 32

CLEAM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - CLEF (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - CLEACC (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - BESS-CLES (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - WBB (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - BIEF (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - BIEM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - BIG (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - BEMACS (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11) - BAI (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  SECS-P/11)
Course Director:
LAURA BONACORSI

Classes: 31 (I sem.) - 32 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: LAURA BONACORSI, Class 32: LAURA BONACORSI


Synchronous Blended: Lezioni erogate in modalità sincrona in aula (max 1 ora per credito online sincrona)

Suggested background knowledge

Basic knowledge of the financial system is useful. Bocconi students should have taken the course Financial Markets and Institutions. However, there are many different backgrounds in class. Thus, we will first do some “basic concepts” of the financial system and will then continue with some more advanced topics.


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The course focuses on the role of banks and other financial institutions. The course will discuss (1) the main types of financial institutions and the risks they face; (2) banks’ liquidity management and systemic risk; (3) securitization; (4) interest rate risk; (5) current developments in the international banking system; (6) the regulatory framework, with particular emphasis on capital requirements and the resolution framework; (7) climate risk. Particular attention will be devoted to the European banking industry throughout the course. 

CONTENT SUMMARY
  1. Commercial and investment banks: activities and challenges
  2. Financial risks
  3. Liquidity and systemic risk
  4. Securitization: motivation, effects, and recent trends
  5. Interest rate risk and the case of Silicon Valley Bank
  6. Current issues in international banking 
  7. Capital, liquidity, and macro-prudential regulation
  8. Banking union and resolution
  9. Climate risk

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

The main objective of the course is to provide students with an in-depth analysis of the functioning of the banking industry, the risks and challenges it faces and the regulatory framework. 

APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...

Analyze the risks affecting financial institutions, evaluate their solvency state, develop the implications of financial regulation for bank business and design crisis management tools. 


Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Guest speaker's talks (in class or in distance)
  • Exercises (exercises, database, software etc.)
  • Case studies /Incidents (traditional, online)
DETAILS
  • Exercises, where the concepts learnt in the lectures are applied to solve concrete problems 

Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
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    ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Attending students will have the possibility to choose between:

     

    - a general exam on all topics covered in the course

     

    OR

     

    - two partial exams: the first one will assess the knowledge of topics covered in the first half of the course, whereas the second one will include only topics covered in the second half of the course

     

    Details on the exam structure (number and tipe of questions, allotted  time etc.) and the attendance rule will be illustrated at the beginning of the course and posted in B-Board

    NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    Non attending students will take a general exam on all topics covered in the course.

     

    Details on the exam structure (number and tipe of questions, allotted  time etc.) and the attendance rule will be illustrated at the beginning of the course and posted in B-Board


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    A reading list with precise references will be distributed at the beginning of the course. The relevant book chapters will be available through an e-book edition of the book.

     

    Slides and other relevant material prepared by the instructors will be posted in Blackboard.

    Last change 30/05/2023 12:47