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Financial Institutions Management
What are the strategic drivers facilitating the growth of the financial services industry?
Explain how technological trends shape the future of financial institutions.
Discuss the major challenges faced by financial institutions.
Explain the impact of the global financial crisis on the financial system.
What are depository and nondepository institutions?
Explain the significance of shadow banking systems.
Discuss the critical role of regulation in the financial environment.
Explain the functions of regulatory agencies.
List the major regulatory reforms in the financial sector.
Why is the failure of the regulatory system often considered a reason for the recent economic crisis?
Discuss the major instruments of bank regulation.
Discuss the salient features of the Basel reforms.
Critically evaluate the Basel frameworks.
What are the basic risk mitigation strategies?
Explain the structure of the risk management framework in banks.
Discuss risk management systems.
Explain credit risk.
Explain how credit risk is managed.
What are the different types of interest rate risks?
How is interest rate risk measured?
Discuss market risk management.
Discuss liquidity risk and its management.
Discuss operational risk and its management.
List other types of risks.
What are the major risks in nonbanking financial institutions?
Discuss the structure of financial markets.
Discuss the different types of money market and capital market instruments.
Explain the fundamentals of a bond.
What is an indenture?
Explain credit ratings.
What are the major debt instruments issued in the international debt market?
Distinguish between Eurobonds, foreign bonds, and global bonds.
Discuss the different types of Eurobonds.
What are the different types of floating rate notes?
What are the different bond investing strategies?
Explain mortgage markets.
What are the different types of MBS?
Explain the following: (a) MBS and (b) CMOs.
Discuss the main characteristics of common stock.
Explain the process of an IPO.
Explain the green shoe option.
Distinguish between an auction and dealer market.
What are the different types of market orders in a stock market?
What is short selling?
Discuss the different methods used to purchase foreign stocks.
Distinguish between active and passive strategies.
Explain the various types of basic derivatives.
Discuss the various types of futures and options contracts.
What are the different types of swaps?
Explain weather, commodity, and insurance derivatives.
What are the major functions of financial institutions in the derivatives markets?
Distinguish between hedgers, speculators, and arbitrageurs.
What is hedging?
Discuss the salient features of the international monetary system.
Discuss the salient features of the EMS.
What are the components of a BOP?
Explain PPP and IRP theories.
How do you explain the foreign exchange market?
What are the different types of foreign exchange markets?
Discuss the different types of risks in foreign exchange markets.
How do you manage transaction and translation exposure?
How do you manage operating exposure?
Discuss the major services offered by commercial banks.
What is net spread?
What are the trends and challenges faced by the commercial banking industry?
What are the main functions of commercial banks?
Discuss the major sources and uses of funds for commercial banks.
What are the off-balance sheet activities of commercial banks?
How can a commercial bank’s performance be evaluated?
What are the different types of thrift institutions?
Explain the highlights of major regulations for thrift institutions.
Explain risk management in thrift institutions.
What are the major functions of investment banks?
Explain equity underwriting and debt underwriting.
What is the book building process?
What are the main challenges in investment banking?
What are the different types of finance companies?
Discuss the roles of the major stakeholders of a mutual fund.
Discuss the different types of mutual funds.
Explain the different mutual fund expenses and fees.
What are major categories of mutual funds?
What are alternative types of funds?
Explain the problems of adverse selection and moral hazard in the insurance industry.
Discuss the major types of insurance.
What are the different types of property and casualty insurance?
Explain the underwriting cycle.
What are the major risks faced by insurance companies?
What are the risk mitigation strategies in insurance?
What are the sources and uses of funds in insurance?
Explain the significance of valuation of insurance companies with ratio analysis.
What are the different types of pension plans?
Discuss the major regulations for mutual funds, insurance, and pension funds.
Discuss private equity and hedge funds.
Explain the structure and strategy of PE funds.
What are the different types of PE funds?
Differentiate between mutual funds and hedge funds.
Explain the different strategies adopted by hedge funds.
What are the main features of Islamic finance?
Explain the different debt instruments in Islamic finance.
What are the different types of equity-like instruments in Islamic finance?
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