FINC-344 Financial Institutions and Markets

Focuses on the financial services industries and financial markets in the U.S. economy. Topics include the structure of the financial markets and the roles of the financial services industry and the federal government in these markets; the valuation of fixed-income securities; risk-return trade-offs in capital markets; hedging and the use of financial derivatives to manage interest rate risk, foreign exchange risk, credit risk and liquidity risk; asset-liability-liquidity management emphasizing GAP and duration analysis; and mergers and acquisitions. Prerequisite: FINC-340. 4 SH.