Financial Intermediation and Fundraising
Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
SECS-P/11 - FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS
Primo semestre (lauree) dal Sep 19, 2022 al Jan 13, 2023.
The course aims to provide basic knowledge of financial intermediation. Therefore, the course investigates the structure of the financial system and the functions carried out by financial intermediaries, taking into account the regulatory context.
Students will learn concepts and methodologies necessary to analyze the main dynamics that characterize the financial intermediation activity.
At the end of the course, students will be able to know and understand the functioning mechanisms of the financial system and the activities performed by the main types of financial intermediaries operating in it, with hints also to their role in providing financial support to non financial firms.
Prerequisites and basic notions
Although there are no prerequisites, basic knowledge of Business Administration and Financial Mathematics are strongly recommended.
Functions, structure, and arrangement of the financial system. Financial contracts. The risks of financial intermediation
“Financial balance”: Meaning and determination procedures. “Financial balances” of institutional sectors. Direct and indirect funding channel
Money and the payment system.
Types and categorization of financial institutions. Banks, banking activity, banking products and services and funding activity. Other non-banking financial institutions.
Insurance companies: Management and specific features. Insurance contracts. Insurance life and non-life products.
Regulation and supervision of the financial system: Objectives, tools and supervisory authorities
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Lectures by the teacher along with lectures by experts working in the financial system and practitioners.
The course will be held in Italian.
Learning assessment procedures
Written exam, comprising 5 open questions and/or exercises, to be completed in 90 minutes.
The exam will cover the whole syllabus for the course and will be held in Italian .
Other details on the exam will be posted on the e-learning platform for the course.
The exam aims at ascertaining the knowledge acquired by the students about the functioning of the financial system as well as its regulation and supervision. Furthermore, students will be assessed on their ability to critically analyze the dynamics and management complexities of financial institutions.
Each answer is scored 0-6, also based on the degree to which each topic is deepened.
Criteria for the composition of the final grade