Talks by industry experts: Dr. Rainer Lauterbach (LAUTICA) & Horst Bertram (Baader Bank)
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.
Why are financial institutions special
Securities brokerage and investment banks
Mutual funds and hedge funds
Private equity and venture capital
Risks of financial institutions
Exchanges / Clearinghouses / OTC markets
New virtual currencies
Tuesday: 14:15 - 15:45 and Thursday: 10:15 - 11:45
Final exam: 100 percent ("open" form)
Date: August 5, 2014; Time: 14:00-16:00; Room: H3
Date: October 7, 2014; Time:14:00-16:00; Room: H3
Available to students via Moodle. Required password to download course material will be provided in the first lecture.
The course is open for
Bachelor of Science Wirtschaftswissenschaften (6 credits)
Master of Finance (6 credits)