9780136135319

Foundations of Financial Markets and Institutions

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    9780136135319

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    0136135315

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/27/2009
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

A comprehensive exploration of the world's financial markets and institutions. Introduction; Financial Institutions, Financial Intermediaries, and Asset Management Firms; Depository Institutions: Activities and Characteristics; The U.S. Federal Reserve and the Creation of Money; Monetary Policy in the United States; Insurance Companies; Investment Companies and Exchange-Traded Funds; Pension Funds; Properties and Pricing of Financial Assets; The Level and Structure of Interest Rates; The Term Structure of Interest Rates; Risk/Return and Asset Pricing Models; Primary Markets and the Underwriting of Securities; Secondary Markets; Treasury and Agency Securities Markets; Municipal Securities Markets; Markets for Common Stock: The Basic Characteristics; Markets for Common Stock: Structure and Organization; Markets for Corporate Senior Instruments: I; Markets for Corporate Senior Instruments: II; The Markets for Bank Obligations; The Residential Mortgage Market; Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Market; Market for Commercial Mortgage Loans and Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities; Market for Asset-Backed Securities; Financial Futures Markets; Options Markets; Pricing of Futures and Options Contracts; The Applications of Futures and Options Contracts; OTC Interest Rate Derivatives: Forward Rate Agreements, Swaps, Caps, and Floors; Market for Credit Risk Transfer Vehicles: Credit Derivatives and Collateralized Debt Obligations; The Market for Foreign Exchange and Risk Control Instruments MARKET:Foundations of Financial Markets and Institutions, offers a comprehensive exploration of the revolutionary developments occurring in the world's financial markets and institutions i.e., innovation, globalization, and deregulationwith a focus on the actual practices of financial institutions, investors, and financial instruments.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Financial Institutions, Financial Intermediaries, and Asset Management Firms
Depository Institutions: Activities and Characteristics
The U.S. Federal Reserve and the Creation of Money
Monetary Policy in the United States
Insurance Companies
Investment Companies and Exchange-Traded Funds
Pension Funds
Properties and Pricing of Financial Assets
The Level and Structure of Interest Rates
The Term Structure of Interest Rates
Risk/Return and Asset Pricing Models
Primary Markets and the Underwriting of Securities
Secondary Markets
Treasury and Agency Securities Markets
Municipal Securities Markets
Markets for Common Stock: The Basic Characteristics
Markets for Common Stock: Structure and Organization
Markets for Corporate Senior Instruments: I
Markets for Corporate Senior Instruments: II
The Markets for Bank Obligations
The Residential Mortgage Market
Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Market
Market for Commercial Mortgage Loans and Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities
Market for Asset-Backed Securities
Financial Futures Markets
Options Markets
Pricing of Futures and Options Contracts
The Applications of Futures and Options Contracts
OTC Interest Rate Derivatives: Forward Rate Agreements, Swaps, Caps, and Floors
Market for Credit Risk Transfer Vehicles: Credit Derivatives and Collateralized Debt Obligations
Index
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