FIN 340 - Financial Markets and Institutions

Introduces the fundamental principles that govern financial institutions and markets, both in domestic and global economic environments. Topics discussed include: central banking and monetary policy; financial regulation; determination and structure of interest rates; market for fixed-income instruments; stock market; market for financial derivatives; exchange rates and foreign exchange market; fundamentals of commercial banking and non-bank financial institutions. As the financial industry evolves over time, the content of this course is updated dynamically in order to incorporate the new financial regulations, ongoing consolidations in the sector and also to reflect the current trends in globalization of financial services.

Prerequisite(s): ECO 100 and ECO 101.

3 credit(s).

Last Term Offered: Spring 2021