Italy Associate Professor of Economics of Financial Intermediaries University of Bologna Core Faculty
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Giuseppe Torluccio is Ordinary Professor of Economics of Financial Intermediaries at the University of Bologna and is a professor at the superior college of the same university. He works in consulting and has authored publications in financial intermediation, management of credit risk and business financing. He earned an MBA at the Olin Business School - Washington University in St. Louis has been and has been a visiting scholar at Washington University in St. Louis and at the College of Business at Arizona State University.


The role of IT into banking industry is dramatic and innovative at the same time. Banking business models are redesigning by new paradigms: they will impact to strategies and operational perspectives.  Banking players need to be into the new picture, supported by new toolkit able to combine the current landscape with new technologies.

Last but not least, ITC firms, media networks, and Big techs companies are the new entrants into financial services arena. FinTech emerging applications are disruptive forces capable to transforming the financial services industry by making transactions faster, cheaper, more secure and transparent. Our banking course delivers a general framework of financial industry and provide some specific knowledge into the disruptive innovation in terms of organization/processes/infrastructures/applications.

The evaluation of terms of convenience of investment projects. The determination of the value of a company. Understanding fiscal variables that determine the optimal financial structure. Venture capital and the principle problematic characteristics to the value of a company. 

This course provides an introduction to Banking and debt instruments. The course focuses on understanding the functioning of the markets for credit and liquidity and analyzes how recent trends in banking can affect corporate managers decision‐making. An important part of the course will be devoted to the understanding of credit risk and the existing methodologies for its assessment (both from bank and market perspective).

Types of financial instruments available on the market and their features: shares, bonds, mutual funds, private equity funds, ETFs, ETCs. Market Indexes and their characteristics. Pricing of the most common financial instruments: government bonds. Duration and Convexity. Elements of the bank's economy and financial intermediaries.