Dr. P.V. Viswanath



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EDHEC: Financial Innovation
Course Outline and TimeTable


Summer 2007


Class Meeting session and Days


Reading and other Assignments

Session 1
July 9, 9:30a to 12:30p

Risk-Sharing (Slides)

Allianz issues Cat Bond, WSJ April 11, 2007

Session 2
July 10
9:30a to 12:30p

Information Asymmetry and Agency Costs (Slides)
Classroom Game (please do not come late)


At the risky end of finance, Economist, April 19th, 2007


Session 3
July 11
9:30a to 12:30p

Securitization (Slides)
Presentation by Ariel Imas on Creative Ways of Raising Financing for Public Companies, http://www.midtownpartners.com/

Accounting Said to Hide Lender Losses, New York Times, May 1, 2007

Session 4
July 12
9:30a to 12:30p

Financial Innovation and the Macroeconomy (Slides)

Innovative Trade Financing Expands US Pool of Lenders and Market for Machinery Export

Session 5
July 16
9:30a to 12:30p

Presentations by students

See Assignments page

Session 6
July 17
9:30a to 12:30p

Final Exam

See Review Questions Page

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