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In the first part, we will outline the characteristics of relevant capital markets participants with a special focus on credit institutions and their regulators. Accordingly, the specific business models of banks will be described and we will show how those models are reflected in a controlling and accounting perspective. In parallel we will look at their value and profit levers. Thereafter we will take a look at the concepts of bank capital (equity, economic capital, regulatory capital) and analyze them with regard to value based management. Thereby we will deepen the understanding of the relevant risks for banks, e.g. credit risk, market risk and liquidity risk.
For the second part, the students will prepare and present case studies. The cases are mainly related to the events of the recent financial market crisis and should sharpen the understanding of interdependencies in the context of how to measure and account for risks and how they can be proactively managed in an overall strategic context. Therefore, various case studies will be used.
General readings will be included in this syllabus and more specialized suggestions will be distributed at the start of the course depending on each participant’s chosen topic.