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IESEG School of Management ( IÉSEG )

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Niveau Année de formation Période Langue d'enseignement 
MSc in Investment Banking and Capital Markets1S2English
Professeur(s) responsable(s)A.GIRARD
Intervenant(s)Alexandre Girard, PhD

Pré requis

This course requires a deep understanding of the structure of the banking industry and the role of banks in the economy. Students should know the structure of banks balance sheet. No other specific prerequisites are required but students should remain informed on key issues relevant to the financial sector

Objectifs du cours

- Understand the importance and the role of financial institutions as financial intermediaries in the economy
- Understand the influence of information asymmetries and transaction costs on the architecture of the financial sector
- Understanding how financial regulation affect the operation of financial institutions (AACSB Learning Goal)
- Understand what are the main risks embedded in financial activities
- Analyze advantages and disadvantages of financial regulation
- Develop a critical thinking about regulation design
- Get familiar with ethical concepts and their influence on the day-to-day work in finance

Contenu du cours

The course is made of four general chapters:
- Chapter 1: General Introduction, why do banks exist?
- Chapter 2: Causes and consequences of financial crises
- Chapter 3: Guiding principles of regulation
- Chapter 4: Banking regulation in Europe
- Chapter 5: Current issues regarding banking regulation
- Chapter 6: Ethics, code of conducts and everyday work

Modalités d'enseignement

Organisation du cours

TypeNombre d'heuresRemarques
Face to face
Independent study
Group Project30,00  
Charge de travail globale de l'étudiant50,00  

Méthodes pédagogiques

  • Presentation
  • Interactive class


The assessment is based on 2 pillars: one oral presentation of a specific regulation and a report that summarizes the presentation.

Type de ContrôleDuréeNombrePondération
Group Project15,00150,00
TOTAL     100,00


  • Risk Management and Financial Institutions 4th, John C. Hull, Wiley Finance -

  • Financial Markets and Institutions, Frederic S. Mishkin, Stanley G. Eakins, Pearson -

  • Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, CFA Institute -

  • Standards of Practice Handbook, CFA Institute -

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