Financial markets and Institutions (2015/2016)

Course code
4S00429
Name of lecturers
Flavio Pichler, Veronica De Crescenzo
Coordinator
Flavio Pichler
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
SECS-P/11 - FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
primo semestre dal Sep 14, 2015 al Jan 8, 2016.

Lesson timetable

primo semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall VM5  
Wednesday 9:05 AM - 10:45 AM lesson Lecture Hall VM5  
Thursday 9:05 AM - 11:35 AM lesson Lecture Hall VM4  

Learning outcomes

The course provides a fundamental knowledge of Financial intermediation. The aim of this course is to provide students with both concepts and methodologies useful to analyse the role and the dynamics of the financial system. During the course, the technical features of financial instruments, the structure of the financial system, with particular attention paid to the different functions performed by financial institutions and financial markets, the normative context and monetary policy will be analysed.
Lectures may be integrated with experts’ insights on specific topics.

Syllabus

1. Structure and functions of the financial system
2. Financial instruments: bonds, stocks and derivatives
3. Financial markets
4. Financial institutions: banks, securities intermediaries and insurance companies
5. Regulation and supervision of the financial system
6. Monetary policy

FERRARI A, GUALANDRI E., LANDI A., VEZZANI P., Il sistema finanziario: funzioni mercati e intermediari, IV edizione, Giappichelli, 2012. Sarà inoltre disponibile un aggiornamento on line sulla piattaforme dell'editore.
MUNARI L. (a cura di), Strumenti finanziari e creditizi, McGraw-Hill, 2015: cap. 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 18.
Further readings on specific topics will be made available on the e-learning page for the course.
Textbooks and further readings are consistent with the syllabus.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016