Previously supervised thesis projects (selection)

Effects of hybrid bonds on corporate credit ratings

Blockchain based promissory note loans – A systematic web review

The Syndicate: Anti-Competitive Conduct and the Syndicated Loan Market Legal Analysis and Risk Remediation

Reverse factoring as a form of shadow banking: An assessment

Digital wealth management with robo-advisors for mass-market customers

Implementation of sustainability criteria in green bond issuances

Securitization in the context of commodity trading

Analysing the Disruptive Potential of FinTech in Supply Chain Finance

An investigation of the relationship between valuation multiples and underlying value drivers in the European industrials sector

Valuation of intangible assets: An analysis of practical limitations with a primary focus on monetary valuation methods for intangible assets

Crowdfunding with mezzanine capital – a comparison of German platforms from investors’ perspective

Codebox: Development of a business model for a template-based MVC code generation platform

Price volatility in the cryptocurrency market

Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) as a new financing mechanism for startups: Evidence from PropTech ICO’s

Sovereign bond-backed securities: A tool to enhance financial stability?

Financial Model Auditing Standards: An analysis of a methodical framework based on large-scale investment projects

Reshaping Creative Jobs: Implications of digitalisation for advertising agencies

The securitisation of catastrophe risks: Alternative risk transfer through catastrophe bonds

A comparison of venture capital and crowdinvestment from an entrepreneurial perspective

The new leasing standard “IFRS 16”. An analysis of the effects on the financial statement, balance sheet figures and financial covenants

Ship Finance in Germany prior and post the financial crisis in 2008. A comparative study of alternatives of ship finance and their dependency on economics

Potential effects of the amendment to the laws governing financial services supervision on the German real estate market

SIFI’s and the Too-Big-To-Fail Dilemma – A self-fulfilling prophecy?

Loan Origination by European Investment Funds – Analysis of Selected Obstacles

An Analysis of Rating Methodologies for European Securitisations backed by Non-Performing Residential Mortgage Loans

Funding of Direct pension Obligations within a Contractual trust Arrangement: A comparison of Asset- and Cash-Based Funding

Specifics of the Digitalization of Payment Transactions and Implications for Selected Types of Banks

Irrational investor behaviour – An original approach to capital markets based on the AnimusX Survey

Takeover defence regulation in the context of M&A transations

Trade finance under Basel III: A critical evaluation

Proprietary trading and the Volcker rule: An analysis of recent regulatory proposals

Regulation of Fintechs: Crowdinvesting as potential new source of financing for SMEs

Regulatory impact assessment of EU bail-in rules

Sustainability of contingent capital as an effective regulatory instrument to increase the stability of financial institutions

Bridge facilities and jumbo M&A financings: A derivation of key take-out time determinants

The Economic Impact of Brexit on the European Union, the United Kingdom and the Leading Financial Centre of London

The influence of blockchain technology on transaction costs in a financial context

Capital adequacy, bank lending and credit supply: A critical analysis of the proposed Basel III framework

Project finance of onshore wind farms via profit participating rights under the German Renewable Energy Sources Act

Computation of Merchant Indifference Test, Multilateral Interchange Fees for the German card payment market and critical evaluation of mandated interchange fee regulation by the European Commission

The role of synergy controlling along the process of an M&A transaction

Capital adequacy framework of Basel III, implications on bank lending and potential macroeconomic effects

Funding a startup: A comparison of crowdfunding and venture capital

Crowdfunding: An alternative funding channel for non-profit organizations in comparison to traditional forms of financing

Regulation of market makers in the EU in light of the EU proposal for a financial transaction tax

Regulation of shadow banking

Crowdfunding and valuation

Project finance of CSP plants – A case-based analysis of structures and key obstacles

Regulatory reforms on OTC derivatives markets – An analysis of EMIRs impacts on the FX market

Exchange traded funds: Comparison and evaluation of physical and synthetic index replication in the European market

Visualisation of financial implications (VOFI) and its relations to the dynamic capital budgeting methods

Comparison of the suitability and impact of venture capital companies, business angels and crowdfunding as forms of financing for technology-oriented start-ups in their earliest phases

Ring-Fencing of Investment Banking – Consequences and Critical Evaluation of the Liikanen Proposal

The impact of Basel III on lending and its macroeconomic impact against the benefits of a stabilized banking system

Risk Management with Container Freight Derivatives

Forward Freight Agreements: Futures and Swaps – Possibilities to Hedge Against the Risk of Volatile Freight Rates

Shadow banking: A terminological survey

Foreign Direct Investment in Emerging Markets – Exemplified by the Case of Indonesia

Export of Renewable Energy Systems under the OECD Consensus

Sovereign Debt Crisis and Syndicated Leveraged Buy Outs

EFSF and ESM: An analysis with respect to struc­tured finance elements

Naïve diversification versus optimal asset allocation

Loan security in project finance transactions – The problem of overcollateralisation under German law

Impact of French insolvency regime on LBO acquisition structures

Availability of Terrorism Risk Insurance in the German Market

Political Risk Insurance. An analysis of the availability of PRI for German companies

Credit Default Swaps, Central Counterparties and Systemic Risk

True sale securitisation of auto loans.? An analysis of the Driver programme (Volkswagen Bank GmbH)

EU Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies in the Aftermath of the Financial Crises

Synthetic Securitization of Project Finance Portfolios

Circular Credit Risk Management. A Com­pa­ri­son of VR Circle and WGZ Loop

Whole Business Securitisation

Project Finance under the OECD Consensus Framework

Political Risk and Project Finance: An Analysis of the Dabhol Power Plant Project

Commodity Futures, Non-speculative Hedging Strategies and Coffee Trading