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ECOM069 - Banking Regulations

As banks get to grips with the volume of new regulation, their desire to minimize their cost of capital in the face of new requirements has become a strategic objective for many. Banking regulation has therefore been one of the highest growing sectors in finance over the last decade and arguably the least likely to have been negatively affected by cyclical (housing bubbles) and structural (Brexit) winds. Therefore, the need to understand the tools governing risk and regulation in banking has pushed consultancies and banks towards expanding their regulatory teams to account for the ever-growing number of new regulations.

This course gives an overview of the main standards in the Basel regulation package focusing primarily on capital requirements from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It can be taught as a postgraduate or undergraduate elective course and has the option of either a technical project (for students aiming towards industry) or an empirical project (for students aiming towards research). A strong background in risk management is not essential although an understanding of basic concepts is a plus. Problem solving sessions will be given in parallel where needed to cover more technical aspects and applications. At the end of the course, students will be equipped with a firm understanding of the tools needed to work in the regulatory risk management space.

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