September - December 2020
- Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis - Instructor: Giulio Abbate
The main objective of this course is develop participants' skills in understanding, analyzing and interpreting financial statements. Consistently, the course intends to provide participants with the basic terminology of financial accounting and with the methodology by which financial statements may be analyzed to extract information useful in making financial decisions or assessments about a company.
- Derivatives - Instructor: Davide Maspero
The course will analyze the market characteristics, use and valuation issues of every major type of derivative contract, with particular attention for options contracts. Though the relevant theroretical framework will be analyzed thoroughly, the emphasis of the course is practical: students will be required to solve assignments and to familiarize with excel applications of the concepts illustrated in the course.
- Econometrics - Instructor: Barbara Chizzolini
The course provides an introduction to the use of econometric methods in economics and finance. The main topics studied in the course are the linea regression model, parameter estimation and hypothesis testing, model specification and model selection. The topics are addressed both from a theoretical point of view and by means od computer based empirical applications, with a special focus on financial series modelling.
- Fixed Income - Instructor: Giuliano Iannotta
The course offers an introduction to fixed-income markets and instruments. Attention will be devoted to analysis of risk and return of fixed-income securities, construction and analysis of yield curve and term structure of interest rates, fixed-income portfolio management, fixed-income derivatives.
- Investments - Instructor: Barbara Alemanni
This course is aimed at providing an introduction to investment management. The first part of the course, more theoretical,is devoted to the analysis of investment environment and its functions and to the main theory underlying the investment management activity. The second part of the course, more operational, refers to the asset allocation and to the securities selection activities performed by investment managers.
- Mathematical Models for Finance - Instructor: Marco Tolotti
The course is intended to give the main theoretical background for non arbitrage prices and to present the basic features on derivative securities both in one period and in a multiperiod setting.
- Probability and Stochastic Calculus - Instructor: Giorgia Callegaro, Marina Santacroce
Probability theory and stochastic calculus play a fundamental role in financial modelling. The aim of the course is to provide the basic notions needed for mathematical modelling in finance in a rigorous and, at the same time, intuitive way.