International Banking and Business Models
- Fundamentals of financial intermediation
- Basic financial concepts
- Definition and manifestations of financial intermediaries
- Functions and duties of financial intermediaries
- Special features of banking operations
- Financial contracts with symmetrical and asymmetrical information
- Banking operations and services
- Framework conditions for banking business activities
- Tasks of financial markets
- ESCB: ECB and NCB
- Banking supervision
- International banking systems: Banking structures in Austria, CEE; Western Europe, USA and Japan
- Valuation of bonds
- Sensitivity ratios of bonds and bond portfolios
- Controlling the interest rate risk of a portfolio with derivatives with respect to the current regulatory frameworks.
International Banking and Finance (Master)
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After successful completion of the module, the students can
- illustrate principles of the banking business
- describe the banking systems in Austria and explain their differences at an international level to banking systems in CEE, Western Europe, USA and Japan in particular.
- explain the theoretical foundations of the existence and functions of financial intermediaries
- recall regular banking operations and services as well as special features of banking operations
- identify and describe the tasks of financial markets, the European Central Bank, the National Central Banks and banking supervisors.
- list the basic organizational and institutional characteristics of Fixed Income products
- calculate the international regulatory Fixed Income risk parameters impact on the bank´s P/L.
- evaluate and estimate relevant risk parameters in the fixed income area