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Course 2021-2022 a.y.

30006 - SISTEMA FINANZIARIO / FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS

Department of Finance

Classes 31 and 32 are reserved to exchange students



For the instruction language of the course see class group/s below

Go to class group/s: 31 - 32

CLMG (6 credits - I/II sem. - OP  |  12 credits SECS-P/11)
Course Director:
NICOLA GENNAIOLI

Classes: 31 (I sem.) - 32 (II sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: NICOLA LIMODIO, Class 32: HANNES WAGNER

Class group/s taught in English

Suggested background knowledge

Mathematics (applied), Management, Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis.


Mission & Content Summary
MISSION

The main objective of this course is to provide the students with a general understanding of the different functions performed by financial markets and institutions and their role in the economic system. We start by giving a brief overview of the functions of the financial system and its connections to the real economy. We then study the functioning of financial markets and the main financial instruments. Finally, we study the economics of different types of financial institutions.

CONTENT SUMMARY
  • The first part of the course analyzes in detail the characteristics of the major financial assets, and describes the institutional characteristics of the markets in which these assets are traded.
  • The second part of the course studies in detail the objectives as well as the organization of the major financial intermediaries (commercial banks, investment banks, mutual funds) that allow to match demand and supply of funds when securities markets do not function perfectly. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILO)
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Understand the functioning of financial markets and the role of financial institutions within the economic system.
APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
At the end of the course student will be able to...
  • Interpret and assess the role of financial institutions and their behavior within the economic system.

Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Online lectures
  • Individual assignments
DETAILS

Face to face lectures will be recorded and posted online.   There will be four online problem sets and mock exams to allow students to practice. 


Assessment methods
  Continuous assessment Partial exams General exam
  • Written individual exam (traditional/online)
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    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS

    There is one final, multiple choice, exam.   The exam questions are designed to verify the ability of students to identify the economic and legal characteristics of different financial assets, the various segmnets as well as the functioning of financial markets, and the institutional features and management principles of the different financial intermediaries studied during the course. 


    Teaching materials
    ATTENDING AND NOT ATTENDING STUDENTS
    • F.S. MISHKIN , S.G. EAKINS, Financial Markets & Institutions, Pearson Education, 2018, 9th edition. 
    • Lecture notes and other materials are made available online on the course webpage. 
    Last change 19/07/2021 12:32