FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS (ADVANCED) | Università degli studi di Bergamo - Didattica e Rubrica


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Theodoros DIASAKOS

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Didattica Convenzionale
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Best if students have taken the following undergraduate courses: Financial Markets and Intermediaries, Bank and Insurance operations

Educational goals

According to the educational goals declared for the MAFIB program, the course analyses the main risks faced by financial intermediaries, their origin, definition, formalization, modeling, management and protection strategies, implications for capital requirements and for governance. Specific attention is devoted to risk management in insurance companies.
After completion of the course, the student will be able to face, with a suitable technical toolkit and an analytical approach the main problems related to risk management in financial intermediaries. He/she will be able to interpret the evolution processes in financial systems with reference to the national and internatinal contexts.

Course content

Banking and insurance intermediation: goals, management profiles, focus on risk exposure. Liquidity, interest rate, market and operational risks in banks and insurance companies.
MODULE 2: Credit risk: definition, elements, management approaches, protection strategies and tools.
MODULE 3: the typical risk of insurance companies and its management. Capital requirements in bank and insurance companies.
MODULE 4: Hot topics and recent developments in financial systems in Italy, in Europe and worldwide.

Teaching methods

Lectures, excercises, discussion of papers.

Assessment and Evaluation

Written exam with open questions. This allows the student to show both knowledge and ability to critically analyse facts and issues. Each module will be tested separately (4 or 5 questions per module). An essay preparation might be requested. The final grade is the average of the grades of each module.
Eventual in-class assignments may be part of the evaluation.
The exam may be divided into two parts:

Part A: modules I and II

Part B: Modules III and IV

Students are free to chose the sequence A-B or B-A

-Maximum time available to complete the exam: the academic year. If the students fails in the second part taken, he/she can repeat this part within the academic year. After September 2021, all pending parts of exams will be cancelled and students must take the whole exam again from January 2022 on (eventually in two parts).

- Students enrolled in past years must take the exam with the contents of the current year. Exceptions must be agreed upon with Prof. Viganò.

Given that the student who takes part A or B (sequence is not relevant) can reject the grade only immediately after having taken the exam and being informed of the outcome:

- when, subsequently, she/he takes the remaining part, she/he can reject the grade referred to this part only immediately after being informed of the grade. In this case, she/he should only repeat the part of exam she/he took as the second; the grade she/he got on the first part taken cannot be modified;

- if the student has a positive grade on the second part and she/he does not immediately reject the grade, the final grade (average of grades of the two parts) is published on UNIBG portal, in the student's records.

Further information

Students who have in their plan 6 credits are invited to contact prof. Viganò. Based on each student's curriculum, the two modules to follow and the related teaching material will be selected.

If the course is offered in distance learning or in a blended form, some changes to what declared in the syllabus may apply in order to make the course and exams functional to the distance mode.