Jun 252014
 

Nigel Hayes, Programme Director at EADA
Nigel Hayes, Programme Director at EADA

Nigel Hayes

Director of the Master in International Management, International Master in Finance and Master in Accounting & Finance programmes in EADA

Earlier this month I took a group of Master in Finance (English and Spanish) and Master in Accounting & Finance participants to Frankfurt on a business trip. I was joined by Mireia Serres and Volker Proffen, EADA´s representative in Germany. In total we were 45 people and we visited:

  • Deutsche Bank Head Office
  • The Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • The European Central Bank.

I fully expect to repeat the trip next academic year because it was an extraordinary experience. On Sunday 1st June 45 participants from the Master in Finance and Master in Accounting & Finance programmes arrived in Frankfurt and joined for dinner at a traditional Frankfurt restaurant. Early Monday morning we set off for an intensive day of visits to the most important financial institutions in Frankfurt. First we visited the head office of Deutsche Bank where we had a presentation from the senior vice president of the corporate treasury department followed by a discussion with the banks senior euro area economist.

We then visited the world renowned ´Deutsche Boerse`, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The VIP tour included a presentation from the exchange a tour of the trading floor.

Finally, we walked the short distance to the European Central Bank where we were given a presentation from a senior economist at the bank. The presentation and discussion focused on the macro-economic outlook for the eurozone and convergence issues following the financial crisis.

This fantastic opportunity to meet and discuss current issues with some of the leading global financial institutions was much appreciated by our Finance participants. To meet senior executives from Deutsche Bank, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the ECB enabled the participants to gain a unique insight into the dynamic world of finance. With the help of Volker Proffen, EADA´s representative in Germany, we managed to visit three of the most important financial institutions in the heart of Europe – all in the same day! Thanks to all the participants for making it such a memorable event!

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