Professor Andrew Marshall (pictured), guest lecturer from the Strathclyde Business School, was on campus to teach the Corporate Risk Management course of the MSc Corporate Financial Management.
Marshall had professional experience at KPMG before going to Strathclyde Business School, one of the UK’s leading business schools, where he is now head of the Finance and Accounting department. His research is principally in areas of risk management, insider trading derivatives, international finance, corporate finance, and fund performance.
With SKEMA’s MSc Corporate Financial Management
students, Marshall discussed foreign currency rates with relation to the following instruments: interest rate derivatives; forwards, futures and options; and swaps.
Using real data from the Financial Times, Professor Marshall and students examined the way companies use these instruments to manage risks.
Christelle, one of the participating students, explained afterwards “Professor Marshall’s practical approach was really useful. I’ve learned the theory as well as how companies actually manage risk in their day-to-day business reality.”
Professor Marshall teaches extensively on postgraduate and executive programmes throughout South East Asia, Africa and Europe, and is an advisor to members of Finance Benchmark Committee for CPAF for QAA and a member of ESRC panel.