4509552: C15 Financial Intermediation and European Capital Markets

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Semester:SS 18
Lektionen / Semester:24.0 L / 18.0 h
Selbststudium:72.0 h



Masterstudium Finance (01.09.2015)


  • Types and advantages of Financial Intermediation
  • Overview on Risks in Banking
  • Bank Lending
  • Off-Balance Sheet Risks
  • Securitization
  • Bank Regulation
  • The Euro
  • European Bond and Stock Markets
  • European Investment Funds
  • Workshop on Chinese and European Culture
  • Working in a team in a project-oriented manner
  • Presentation of lecture specific issues


After completion of the module, students have at their disposal important theoretical and practical know-how on financial intermediation and European capital markets.
In the course of the assignment, they utilize a range of advanced procedures and techniques incorporated in the discipline and apply theoretical insights to practical solutions, so that they are directly prepared for their professional life.

Students develop original and creative answers for topics and problems and are able to evaluate the situation even without complete information.

They are able to reflect and enlarge their knowledge and capabilities. A special focus of this module is on learning cross-cultural knowledge and cross-cultural team working skills (cultural aspects of China and Europe).

In addition, they master professional project assignment and presentation techniques and are trained to function in a team. They are also able to assume responsibility within the team and to coordinate team assignments while taking into account the interest of the business. If possible, group presentations will be video-taped and discussed afterwards within the group.



Interactive lecture with discussion; student presentations and discussion.


Greenbaum, S.I, Thakor, A.V., & Boot, A.W.A. (2015). Contemporary Financial Intermediation (3rd. edition). Amsterdam, Boston: Elsevier.
Haan, J. de, Oosterloo, S., & Schoenmaker, D. (2012). Financial Markets and Institutions : A European Perspective, 2nd ed., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [H/O/S]

Homepage of the European Union
https://ec.europa.eu/info/business-economy-euro/growth-and-investment/capital-markets-union_en for Capital Markets Union
https://ec.europa.eu/info/business-economy-euro/growth-and-investment/investment-funds_en for European Investment Funds


See lectures within the module.


  • PWW-MA_Financial Intermediation and European Capital Markets (SS 18, bewertet)