Courses

CFA PROGRAM LEVEL 1 EXAMINATION : TRAINING SESSIONS




The Ms Banking and Finance is sponsored by the CFA Institute since 2010. We are proud to be the sole master's degree to offer training sessions every week preparing students for the CFA program level 1 examination. Sessions are shared out among several CFA charterholders accredited by the CFA Institute inside our premises of Vaugirard.
NB : Each student is responsible for his/her enrollment, the Master doesn’t fund the registration fees.


RISK & MARKET ANALYSIS

Jean-Luc BUCHALET, Chief Executive Officer, Pythagore Investissement & Co-founder of PrimeView


FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

Astrid Masset Professor, Université Panthéon-Assas

Financial analysis refers to an assessment of the viability, stability and profitability of a business, sub-business or project. It is performed by professionals who prepare reports using ratios that make use of information taken from financial statements and other reports. These reports are usually presented to top management as one of their bases in making business decisions.


FINANCIAL ENGLISH

Marc ELINE, Professor, Université Panthéon Assas

The course aims at helping students to develop their skills in English, with a particular emphasis on financial and business English. The work will focus on the acquisition of new vocabulary and the analysis of documents selected from diversified sources, such as textbooks, the financial press, brochures, financial statements, contracts ... Another key objective of the course is to help students improve their presentation and verbal communication skills. Students enrolled in this course will learn to structure and deliver powerful business messages and presentations and to increase their confidence to present effectively in public.


BANKING AUDIT & INSPECTION

Eric POPARD, Chief Financial and Operating Officer, Compagnie Financière Saint-Honoré

  • Technical and regulatory environment

  • Legislation

  • Audit and internal control approach

  • Audit of industrial and commercial enterprises

  • Audits of insurance companies

  • Solvency II Legislation



CONFERENCE CYCLES

Professionals from financial institutions, the press or public administration present everyday aspects of their work. This weekly conference serves as an occasion for the students to get familiar with different professions they could exercice in the course of their career. Furthermore, it allows them to ask the professionals questions on specific topics they present. Few conventions are list here


ASSET MANAGEMENT

Stanislas BERNARD, Former Head of Alternative Investments, Rothschild & Cie Gestion - Current President of Twenty First Capital
Olivier BOULARAND, Alternative Fund Manager, Rothschild & Cie Gestion
François CHRETIEN, Head of Third Party Distribution, La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild
Géraud DAMBRINE, Chief Operating Officer, Lombard Odier France
Jean-Jacques JACOB, Quantitative Research, Groupama Asset Management

The course is split into two parts: The first part is dedicated to the "Morning Meeting" prepared by the students. They will present and discuss the most important events and tendancies on the financial markets with the teacher.
The second part of the course aims at presenting different types of portfolio management and their suitability in different economic and financial environments.

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Jérôme LABROUSSE, M.D. Derivative Solutions Group FraBeLux, Citi


RISK MANAGEMENT AND MARKET OPERATIONS

Alain HERBINET, Associé Gérant, Compliance Conseil
Xavier ELLUIN, Blom Bank
Thomas JOSIEN, ARM Conseil
David RICHARDS, DjR International Services
Louis-Michel LAVIN, Product Manager Foreign Exchange, Natixis - BPCE
Nadia BERTHIER, Neuflize OBC
Camille ROUS, GDF Suez

A wide range of methods of protection against market risk used by operators on the financial markets, banks and firms in their daily operations will be exposed.
The course analyses instruments and techniques used to reduce exposition to market risk.


MANAGEMENT & CREDIT MONITORING

René DUTANG, Former Head of Car Industry Sector, CALYON

Review of different methods of analysis and monitoring credit risk employed by the banking sector.
Mainly based on credit risk for corporate lenders but also specific risk attached to special kinds of financing such as project financing. Market risk, sovereign risk and regulatory constraints will also be discussed.
The course will conclude with decision process and the monitoring of credit risk.


FIXED INCOME

Alexandre PIAZZA, Head of Investment at MIF Assurance

  • Fixed income markets : Main instruments

  • Directional fixed income portfolio management : fundamental analysis

  • Directional fixed income portfolio management : technical analysis and behavioural finance

  • Directional fixed income portfolio management : cash-flow analysis

  • Fixed income portfolio management based on relative values

  • Managing inflation-indexed bonds

  • The manager's environment



FINANCIAL ENGINEERING

François BAUFINE-DUCROCQ, Head of Equity and Derivatives, Natixis - BPCE
Vincent JULIENNE, Partner, Astrolabe Financial Services
Didier LOUIS, Financial and Property Engineer, CIC - CM-CIC
Philippe MESNARD, Financial Engineer, CFFB
Jean-François PUGET, Partner, Cornet Vincent Ségurel Associés

This course explores different techniques of Financial Engineering. Topics discussed are:

  • Different methods of determining the value of the firm such as price earnings multiples or discounted cash-flows

  • Securitization

  • Capital Investment

  • Leveraged buy-outs

  • Description of the Mergers&Acquisition process

  • Primary Markets

  • Real-estate based mutual funds (OPCIs)

  • Distressed firms



STOCHASTIC CALUCULATIONS / FINANCIAL STOCHASTIC MODELS

Marie-Odile ALBIZZATI, Professor, Université Panthéon Assas


LANGAGE INFORMATIQUE VBA / C++ APPLIQUÉ À LA FINANCE

Rémi DORAT, Philosophiæ Doctor in Computer Sciences, Normalien


MARCHÉS ET INNOVATIONS FINANCIÈRES

Gérard BEKERMAN, Dean of the Master 2 Professionnel Techniques Financières et Bancaires and of the Magistère Banque Finance, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas

  • American monetary policy : The Fed's tools of monetary intervention

  • Futures and OTC markets

  • Functions of futures markets

  • Caps-Floors, FRAs and Swaps

  • Eurex and Liffe : Most important evolutions

  • Market risk and derivatives markets

  • Interest rate risk and duration

  • Options markets

  • Hedging + pratical excercice

  • Arbitrage

  • Option strategies for speculation

  • Determination of option premiums

  • Models based on gaussian and pareto universe



SÉMINAIRE INNOVATIONS FINANCIÈRES

Gérard BEKERMAN, Dean of the Master 2 Professionnel Techniques Financières et Bancaires and of the Magistère Banque Finance, Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Jean-Marie EVEILLARD, Senior Adviser, First Eagle Investment Management
Agnès PAPP, Portfolio Manager and Consultant, Fractal Invest
Henri PHILIPPE, Partner, Accuracy - Aon France


TECHNIQUES BOURSIÈRES ET DE TRADING

Hatem DOHNI, Head of Volatility Arbitrage, CCR Asset Management – UBS
Lorenc GOLEMI, Portfolio Risk Manager, CCR Asset Management – UBS
Thami KABBAJ, Former Hedge Fund Trader & Chief Technical Analyst
Cyril LEGOEUIL, Arbitrage and Convertible Bons Fund Manager, CCR Asset Management – UBS

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