EDUNIVERSAL BEST MASTERS RANKING
in South Africa
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The economic crisis and the increase in prudential regulation have fostered financial innovation and spurred the appearance of new tools, new types of operations and new actors. Several new roles, especially those in risk management and internal control, have emerged in addition to traditional corporate finance functions. 2015 was marked by a surge in liquidity, allowing traditional investment funds to rebuild their "dry powder". Likewise, investors have contributed to private debt funds, thus strengthening their role as important partners for corporate financing. Disintermediation in banking has become a reality. The explosion of M&A markets and the latest IPOs are signs of an upturn.
In this environment, professionals need to master financial techniques. However, technical skills alone are not enough: young graduates need to prove that they have a comprehensive understanding of the financial industry and the regulatory environment, as well as the challenges faced by their corporate clients. They also need some cross-sector skills. Therefore, programs in corporate finance must get students ready for work from day one.