Modules 9 & 10 (NEW YORK WEEKS): Risk Management in Financial Institutions and Topics in Financial Markets & Innovation
6 August 2012
Prof Ingo Walter is the Seymour Milstein Professor of Finance, Corporate Governance and Ethics at the NYU Stern. Prof Anthony Saunders is the John M. Schiff Professor of Finance at NYU Stern. Prof Edward I. Altman is the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance at the NYU Stern. Prof Michael Pinedo is the Julius Schlesinger Professor of Operations Management and Chair of the Department of Information, Operations, and Management Sciences at the NYU Stern. Prof Eitan Zemel is the Vice Dean for Global Programs and the W. Edwards Deming Professor of Quality and Productivity at the NYU Stern. Prof Marti Subrahmanyam is the Charles E. Merrill Professor of Finance and Economics at NYU Stern. Prof Alexander Ljungqvist is the Ira Rennert Chair in Finance and Entrepreneurship at NYU Stern. Prof David Yermack is the Albert Fingerhut Professor of Finance and Business Transformation at NYU Stern. Prof Aswath Damodaran holds the Kerschner Family Chair in Finance Education and is Professor of Finance at NYU Stern. Added to the list is Prof Thomas Pugel who was one of the faculty in Module 1.
The two modules in New York covered a wide range of finance areas: the strategic context of risk management, sovereign risk dynamics, calibrating and managing reputational risk, market risk, system risk and regulation, banking risk management case study, current conditions and outlook in global corporate and sovereign debt markets, predicting corporate defaults and the roles and assessment of credit rating agencies, operational risk, financial engineering: credit derivatives, VC & private equity, corporate governance, executive compensation as well as valuation.
Module 9 was great. Prof Walter boiled down some fairly complex issues then enabled students to better understand his material. Prof Altman is a fantastic communicator and made a complex subject area easier to digest. Top world class professors with great knowledge.
Module 10 provided interesting coverage of topics. Prof Damodaran teaches as one who is enlightened, the subject is known to him inside out and the biggest compliment is that he can teach/talk about by not actually getting technical or involved with hyper confusing details. He was not only informative but cleared up any question from the valuation module. The professor teaches a “real world” approach to valuation, which is more important than taking only an academic approach. Wonderful professor who wishes to share. Prof Pugel gave us an excellent update on the current state of play in the world economy for a last session. Great professors and great module!
Course material was extremely interesting. Staff and faculty very accommodative. All the program staff, Jinnie, Nancy, Jassica, Naomi all did a wonderful job! As well as Janet from HKUST.