Introduction to Banking & Financial Markets – I
More recently, and perhaps more importantly, thanks to the liberalization of most economies, the world has witnessed an exponential increase in the free flow of capital across countries. Banking institutions and financial markets, being the predominant conduit for such free flow of capital across countries, have therefore become even more ‘globally interconnected’. Such a globally interconnected financial system, combined with regulatory systems that are country-specific and hence varying considerably in rigor and implementation, has further compounded the risks and the consequent contagion, as witnessed in the global financial meltdown that was triggered in 2008.
This course titled “Introduction to Banking and Financial Markets” will help you demystify the role of banking and financial markets in any country, the products and services they offer and the underlying market mechanisms:
The theory and concepts underlying banking and financial markets and the ‘symbiotic’ relationship between the two
The products and instruments that are offered by banks and financial Markets to meet the financial needs of individuals, businesses and governments
How and why are they different from corporations that sell goods and services
The underlying market mechanisms and how financial instruments are traded (i.e., bought and sold) in the financial markets