MSFS-621 International Project Finance and Investment
Spring for 2017-2018
Graham, John & Kerr, Lori
The course will focus on design, development, structuring and execution of international project finance transactions. The semester will commence with the building blocks of structured finance including discussions of the differences between corporate and project financing and reviewing the interests of the various participants. We will then move quickly into the discussion of risk identification, allocation and mitigation, which is the foundation of creative financial solutions.

The second half of the course will commence with a detailed review of the concepts and use of financial analysis and financial modeling followed by a discussion of the role of contracts in mitigating risk. The second half will also include a series of case studies as well as guest speakers that will discuss topics such as financial documentation, syndication, re-structuring troubled projects and the increasing emphasis on environmental and social issues in successful project implementation.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Corporate and Institutional Finance (MSFS 515), ACCT 390 or the equivalent

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MSFS-621-01 International Project Finance and Investment
Spring for 2017-2018
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The course will focus on design, development, structuring and execution of international project finance transactions. The semester will commence with the building blocks of structured finance including discussions of the differences between corporate and project financing and reviewing the interests of the various participants. We will then move quickly into the discussion of risk identification, allocation and mitigation, which is the foundation of creative financial solutions.

The second half of the course will commence with a detailed review of the concepts and use of financial analysis and financial modeling followed by a discussion of the role of contracts in mitigating risk. The second half will also include a series of case studies as well as guest speakers that will discuss topics such as financial documentation, syndication, re-structuring troubled projects and the increasing emphasis on environmental and social issues in successful project implementation.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: Corporate Finance (MSFS 515), ACCT 390 or the equivalent
MSFS-621-02 International Project Finance and Investment
Spring for 2017-2018
Cooke, Jacques
This module will address the techniques of project finance across a range of different infrastructure and resource management projects, including public and private infrastructure schemes, independent power plants, transportation, extractive enterprises, and industrial projects, The course is designed to introduce students to the analytical and conceptual tools used to appraise, evaluate, and structure complex, large infrastructure projects. A multi-disciplinary approach will be applied to show how project risks can be identified, quantified and mitigated. In addition, the course will involve one negotiation session where students will learn how to manage the legal, political, and financial instruments used in actual project finance transactions. At least one session will be devoted to derivatives, swaps, and financial modeling as these techniques apply to project finance risk analysis. The course will be useful for virtually any person interested in working in international finance and development.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
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