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The Economics of Financial Intermediation
- Describe a commercial bank's assets and liabilities.
- Identify bank key measures and types and ways to control bank risks.
- Discuss the role of financial intermediaries and how they promote efficiency.
Investment Banking Regulations, Innovations, and Competition
- Discuss the sources and the consequences of bank runs, panics, and crises.
- Explain why the government intervenes in the financial system, and the problems may create.
- Analyze how a government regulates and supervise the financial system to contain risk.
Functions of the Banking Business: Equity, Bond, Financings, and Trading Business
- Analyze the three major types of bond risk: default, inflation, and interest rate changes.
- Distinguish taxable and tax-free bonds.
- Interpret the yield curve using the expectations hypothesis and liquidity premium theory.
- Differentiate leading stock market indices and their types.
Investment Banking Relationships with Leveraged Buyout (LBO) Funds
- Determine the cost of financial distress.
- Identify financing choices.
Investment Banking and Hedge Funds, Corporate, and Institutional Client
- Distinguish between the simple option-valuation model and the binomial method.
- Use the Black-Scholes valuation formula to estimate the value of options.
- Analyze hedging currency risk.
- Explore exchange risk and international investment decisions.
Organizational Structure of Investment Banking Firms
- Explain the structure, current trends, and future prospects of the banking industry.
- Discuss the functions and characteristics of non-depository institutions.
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