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Investment Banking

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This course examines investment banking firm organizational structure, products, risks, earnings, regulations, innovations, and competition. Students will analyze the functions of the banking business, including equity, bond and convertible financings and sales and trading business. Other topics include investment banking relationships with LBO funds, hedge funds, and corporate and institutional clients.

This graduate-level course is 6 This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6

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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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