THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Financial Markets (P00244)
This course discusses the roles, characteristics and development of global financial markets, including equity, bond, currency, derivative and swap markets. The interaction and relationships between the different markets are discussed from the standpoint of the investor, the capital-raising company and the financial intermediary. Market micro-structure, regulation, competition between exchanges, the growth of capital markets in less-developed countries and the likely future development of global markets are also discussed.
? Pre-requisites : PGs only
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
? Other Required Attendance : 1 hour(s) per week for 9 weeks
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will gain a knowledge and understanding of global financial markets, their roles and characteristics. They will learn how each market relates to one another and will gain an understanding of the reasons for the globalisation of financial markets. They will be able to identify factors behind the success or failure of certain markets, and to understand the importance of financial intermediaries, such as investment banks, in the development of markets.
Students will be assessed by an individual assignment during the course (30% of total assessed score) and by examination at the end of the course (70% of total assessed score).
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