Academic year
2021/2022 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
EM5008 (AF:358799 AR:188340)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
4th Term
Course year
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The course is one of the educational activities characterizing the study program. Its objective is to provide students with the basic knowledge about the management of insurance companies and the operations of institutional investors and pension funds.
Knowledge and understanding:
1) Knowledge and understanding of the main management areas in insurance companies;
2) Knowledge and understanding of institutional investors;
3) Knowledge and understanding of pension funds.
Applying knowledge and understanding:
1) Ability to apply the knowledge to understand the operations of insurance companies;
2) Ability to use the knowledge to analyze savings instruments; the documents about complementary pension instruments;
3) Ability to use the knowledge to analyze pension instruments.
Making Judgments:
1) Ability to evaluate the impact of the regulations on the management choices of the insurance companies;
2) Ability to evaluate the options available for integrating the public pension;
3) Ability to evaluate yield-risk combination of savings instruments.
Basic knowledge about insurance products, financial markets and instruments.
1. Insurance companies:
- insurance;
- technical provisions and investments;
- risks and capital requirements;
- corporate governance;
- groups and financial conglomerates;
- financial statement and firm's performance;
- Distribution of insurance products.
2.Institutional investors:
- Collective investment undertakings;
- Asset management companies;
- Pension funds.
Paci S., Assicurazioni: economia e gestione, Egea, Milan, third edition, 2019.
Ferrari P., Economia del mercato mobiliare, Pearson, Milano, 2021, capp. 10 e 11.
Additional readings available on Moodle.
Final exam, 12 multiple choice questions (24 points), one open ended question (7 points), 30 minutes time.
Lectures, guest speakers, classroom and e-learning practice through the Kahoot application.
Accessibility, Disability and Inclusion.
Accommodation and support services for students with disabilities and students with specific learning impairments.
Ca’ Foscari abides by Italian Law (Law 17/1999; Law 170/2010) regarding support services and accommodation available to students with disabilities. This includes students with mobility, visual, hearing and other disabilities (Law 17/1999), and specific learning impairments (Law 170/2010). If you have a disability or impairment that requires accommodations (i.e., alternate testing, readers, note takers or interpreters) please contact the Disability and Accessibility Offices in Student Services:

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Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 08/12/2021