Advanced Financial Intermediation
Why are financial intermediaries such as banks and mutual funds different from other industries? How did Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy bring financial systems worldwide to the brink of collapse? What is the “shadow banking system” and how on earth are individual hedge fund managers able to earn more than one billion dollars per year?
These questions are answered by various teaching forms such as classical lectures, talks by industry experts, academic paper presentations, presentations by students covering topical issues, and by solving problem sets and case studies.
Principals of financial intermediation
Other lending institutions
Securities firms and investment banks
Private equity and venture capital
Shadow banking system
The financial crisis
The European sovereign debt crisis
Regulation of financial intermediaries
Final exam: 100 percent ("open" form)
Retake: 7th of October, 10-12 a.m., room: H12
Post exam review: 15.10.2015 from 10-11am at Helmholtzstraße 22 Room 223
Available to students via Moodle. Required password to download course material will be provided in the first lecture.
Saunders/Cournett: Financial Institutions Management
The course is open for
Master of Science (7 credits)
Master of Finance (7 credits)