Risk Management and Financial Institutions

mlsmm2126  2019-2020  Mons

Risk Management and Financial Institutions
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
Platten Isabelle; Van Wynendaele Pascal (compensates Platten Isabelle);
Language
French
Prerequisites
MGEST1219 Finance
Main themes
The course introduces, analyses and quantifies the risks
managed by financial institutions. On completion of this
course, students will have knowledge of the main financial
institutions and the regulations governing them. They will
understand how market, credit, liquidity and operational
risks are managed.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

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At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify and describe the main risks faced by financial
institutions (banks, insurance companies and pension
funds, mutual funds).
- Explain the trade-off between risk and return and how
financial institutions make money by taking on and
managing risk.
- Identify and describe the main techniques banks use to
measure and manage risks (credit risk, market risk,
operational risk, liquidity risk).
- Explain the prudential regulation framework of the
financial sector and its effect on financial institutions' risk
taking.

 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Identify and describe the main risks supported by
financial institutions (banks, companies
insurance and pension funds, mutual funds)
- Explain the risk-return relationship in the context of
of a financial institution
- Identify the techniques used by banks to
measure and manage risks (credit, market,
operational, liquidity)
- Explain the framework of the prudential regulations of the
financial sector and its effect on the risk-taking of
financial institutions
Teaching methods
  • Lectures
  • Case studies
Evaluation methods
Written examination
Online resources
Student corner
Bibliography
Hull, Risk Management and Financial Institutions (5ième edition), Wiley, 2018
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] : Business Engineering

Master [120] : Business Engineering

Master [120] in Management

Master [120] in Management