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BAI Science Award 2021

2021/12/01: Johannes Dinger has also won the BAI Science Award of the Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. with his master thesis "Sources Behind the Variance Risk Premium on German Treasury Bond Markets".

Awarded theses
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Bond Markets in the winter semester 2021/22

2021/12/10: In the coming semester, we offer the course Bond Markets, which covers the basics of pricing fixed-income securities and examines interest rate, credit and liquidity risks. Together with its two sister courses Bond Markets - Models and Derivatives(ILIAS) and Bond Markets - Tools and Applications(ILIAS), both of which also take place in the winter semester, will be combined into one module. We would be pleased to welcome you to these events!

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Teaching prices for our courses in the winter semester 2020/21

24.06.2021: During the annual faculty celebration, the teaching awards for the winter semester 2020/21 were presented.Prof. Dr. Uhrig-Homburg and the tutor Philipp Cölsch were awarded a teaching prize for the new lecture "Bond Markets" and the corresponding exercises. In addition, our seminar "Finance in a nutshell - production of an eLearning video" with the supervisors Philipp Cölsch, Fabian Eska and Prof. Dr. Uhrig-Homburg was awarded.

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Research Award of the Swiss Derivative Awards 2021

2021-06-14: Johannes Dinger's bachelor thesis "Sources behind the Variance Risk Premium on German Government Bond Markets" comes in 2nd Place of the Research Award of the Swiss Derivative Awards 2021. We congratulate!

SEW-EURODRIVE-Foundation Study Award

2021-05-07: The master's thesis "Capital requirements and option returns" by our colleague Caroline Grauer has been awarded by the SEW-EURODRIVE Foundation 2020 study prize. Congratulations!

Awarded theses
Post-exam reviews for winter term 2020/21

2021-04-06: The exams of the winter semester 2020/21 can be viewed between April 26 and April 29 in Blücherstraße 17. Please note that registration for viewing is mandatory.​​​​​​​

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Award for the bachelor thesis of Sarac Burak

2021-01-26: Sarac Burak's bachelor thesis "Variance risk premiums on German government bonds" was selected by Junior Management Science as one of the best final theses in the area of business administration in the DACH region.

Awarded theses
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Master seminar in summer semester 2021

2021-01-25: In the upcoming summer semester 2021 we will offer the "Master-Seminar in Finance " on the topic "Corona Crisis and Financial Markets". In this seminar, we would like to explore the question of how dangerous the virus is for the capital markets. All information about the seminar and the organizational procedure can be found on the Wiwi-Portal and on our homepage.

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Future Field: Energy Market Design

2020-01-13 The energy transition requires a completely new market design. Households are becoming prosumers, energy supply can often be thought of more locally, supply is becoming more volatile, new risks must be included, and opportunities must be exploited. Our joint project with Wolf Fichtner, Martin Klarmann, and Nora Szech on these topics will be financed by funds available to KIT from the federal government's Excellence Strategy.

Currently funded projects

2020-12-12: For the research projects at our chair we have to assign a trainee position (f/m/d). We also have vacancies for student assistants (f/m/d) and a research assistant (f/m/d). We are looking forward to your application!

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Teaching award for exercises in investments

2020-12-04: Jelena Eberbach has received a teaching award from the KIT Department of Economics and Management for her course "Übungen in Investments" in the summer semester 2020. Congratulations!

Teaching Awards
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Dr. Hofmann wins the Science Award 2019 of the KIT-Department of Economics and Management

2020-11-26: Dr. Michael Hofmann was awarded the Science Prize 2019 of the KIT-Department of Economics and Managment in the category business administration for his dissertation "Frictions, Intermediaries, and the Option Market". Congratulations!

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Student and research assistant wanted

2020-10-19: To support our teaching and research activities we are looking for a student assistant (f/m/d). Furthermore, there is vacancy for a research assistant (f/m/d) at our chair. We are looking forward to your application.

Post-exam reviews for summer semester 2020

2020-10-12: The exams of the summer semester 2020 can be viewed between November 9 and November 12. Please note that registration for viewing is mandatory.

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Philipp Schuster appointed as new Professor of Finance at University of Stuttgart

2020-10-05: Our long-standing colleague Dr. Philipp Schuster has taken over the Chair of Finance at the University of Stuttgart from October 1st, 2020. We wish him all the best for the future!

Preliminary results of the exam Blockchains & Cryptofinance published

2020-09-30: The preliminary results of the exam for our lecture Blockchains & Cryptofinance are published as well.

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Further exam results published

2020-09-09: We now have published the preliminary results of the exams for our lectures Investments and Derivatives on the Campus Management System too. As soon as we have any details on the post-exam review, we let you know on our homepage.

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Preliminary exam results published

2020-09-01: The preliminary results of the exam for the lecture Asset Pricing are published in the Campus Management Portal. We will inform you about the post-exam review here soon.

Information on examinations
Exams in the summer semester 2020

2020-08-03: For the exams of the summer semester 2020 the changed examination regulations have to be observed. These are adapted to the currenct pandemic conditions. Please note the allocation of arrival times, in particular.

Detailed information
New lectures in winter semester 2020/21

2020-07-15: Starting in the coming winter semester, we are offering three new courses for Master students on bond markets.

Further information
Post-exam reviews for winter semester 2019/20

2020-07-06: The exams of the winter semester 2019/20 are open for review between July 20 and 22. Please note that registration for reviewing is mandatory.

Further information on registration
We are looking for a research assistant!

2020-07-01: Are you interested in financial markets and do you want to conduct research in this area? Would you like to strengthen our team in current research questions and teaching activities? Then send your application to us!

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Nomination for the Swiss Derivative Award

2020-07-01: The dissertation of Dr. Michael Hofmann "Frictions, Intermediaries, and the Option Market" was nominated for the Swiss Derivate Award 2020.

Further Information
 Schuster; Theissen; Uhrig-Homburg (2020) Finanzwirtschaftliche Anwendungen der Blockchain-Technologie
New publication

2020-06-19: Prof. Uhrig-Homburg, Dr. Schuster and Prof. Theissen (University of Mannheim) have published an article on financial applications of the blockchain technology in Schmalenbach's Journal for Business Administration together.

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Award for the master theses of Niklas Grammig and Katharina Reiff

2020-05-28: The master thesis of Niklas Grammig was awarded with the faculty prize 2020 of the KIT Department of Economics and Management. Katharina Reiff won the BAI-Wissenschaftspreis of the Bundesverband Alternative Investments e.V. (Federal Association of Alternative Investments) with her master thesis.

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Internship position at our chair to assign

2020-05-06: The current corona crisis makes it difficult for many students to get an internship position. Therefore, we want to give students the opportunity to do an internship at our chair. This can be approved as a mandatory internship which is required by the Prüfungsordnung.

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Availability of our chair

2020-05-04: Due to the Covid-19-pandemic, the secretariat can still only be reached by e-mail or telephone (+49 721/608-48183). Please try again if there are connection problems. The team can also be reached via their personal KIT e-mail addresses.