Risk Management in Financial Contracts


The objectives of the course are the following ones:

- Examine and analyse the main legal concepts and principles applicable to Risk Management of Financial Contracts;

- Get acquainted with both the theoritical and practical aspects of the subject.

- Develop the skills necessary to approach the new emerging ESG Risks

- Understand the requirements of sustainable finance.

General characterization





Responsible teacher



Weekly - 3

Total - Available soon

Teaching language



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Roger McCormick, Legal Risk in the Financial Markets, Oxford University Press, 2018.

Robert C. Gericke - Corporate Governance and Risk Management in Financial Institutions, Springer International Publishing, 2018.

Francisco Javier Población García - Financial Risk Management: Identification, Measurement and Management, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Joanna Benjamin, Financial Law, 2008

Frank B. Cross, Robert A. Prentice - Law and Corporate Finance, Edward Elgar, 2007.

Rory Sullivan and Craig Mackenzie, Responsible Investment, Routledge, 2017

Thomas Croft and Annie Malhotra, The Responsible Investor Handbook: Mobilizing Workers' Capital for a Sustainable World, Greenleaf, 2016.

Weidong Tian (eds.) - Commercial Banking Risk Management: Regulation in the Wake of the Financial Crisis, Palgrave Macmillan US, 2017

Teaching method

Classes will be taught in an interactive manner where students will be invited to actively engage in the classes. Oral teaching will be reinforced by additional materials such as power point slides which will be uploaded onto the online virtual learning environment. Practical exercises will also be designed in order to help students make a bridge between theory and practice.

Evaluation method

The evaluation method for this course will be a final written exam. In addition, students will also have the possibility to be evaluated on a continuous evaluation basis.

Subject matter

The syllabus presented reflects both theoritical and practical perspectives of the various topics relevant to the study of Risk Management in Financial Contracts. The course will analyse the theoretical concepts as well as the relevant norms and practices at the national and international level. It will introduce the student to the new and emerging expectations in relation to sustainable finance.