Financial Markets 712-21. Fall 2012

Instructor: Professor Ludwig Chincarini, CFA, Ph.D.
Phone: (see syllabus)
Email: [preferred email – subject line: Financial Markets]
Office Hours: [TBA] (Thursday 5:15 – 6:15 PM or by request).
Class Hours & Location: Thursdays, 1:00 P.M., Presidio Building, Room 112


Course Description: This course emphasizes the needs and processes that underlie financial markets and institutions as the main drivers of how and why financial markets and institutions are in a constant state of innovation and evolution. We examine how existing institutional structures are, or are not, responsive to forces affecting these markets and the consequences for continuing financial innovation.
The goal is to develop an understanding of the critical aspects of a financial system and the forces acting to change it. In the spirit of our CFA partnership, the course will provide an introduction to students of the important financial instruments, markets, and institutions in the world’s major economies. This will provide the broad framework with which to pursue your studies in the Masters program.