Financial Markets and Institutions

Financial Markets and Institutions offers a unique analysis of the risks faced by investors and savers interacting through financial institutions and financial markets, as well as strategies that can be adopted for controlling and managing risks. Special emphasis is put on new areas of operations in financial markets and institutions such as asset securitization, off-balance-sheet activities, and globalization of financial services.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Determinants of Interest Rates
  • Interest Rates and Security Valuation
  • The Federal Reserve System, Monetary Policy, and Interest Rates
  • Money Markets
  • Bond Markets
  • Mortgage Markets
  • Stock Markets
  • Foreign Exchange Markets
  • Derivative Securities Markets
  • Commercial Banks: Industry Overview
  • Commercial Banks’ Financial Statements and Analysis
  • Regulation of Commercial Banks
  • Other Lending Institutions: Savings Institutions, Credit Unions, and Finance Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Securities Firms and Investment Banks
  • Mutual Funds and Hedge Funds
  • Pension Funds
  • Types of Risks Incurred by Financial Institutions
  • Managing Credit Risk on the Balance Sheet
  • Managing Liquidity Risk on the Balance Sheet
  • Managing Interest Rate and Insolvency Risk on the Balance Sheet
  • Managing Risk off the Balance Sheet with Derivative Securities
  • Managing Risk off the Balance Sheet with Loan Sales and Securitization

Audience: Financial Service Managers or personnel pursuing a position in management

Guided Self Study Format                                                     

Guided Self-Study Courses offered by the Center for Financial Training are student-friendly, college level courses that allow you to take control of your busy schedule. You will study on your own, however you will have a qualified instructor only a telephone call or e-mail away. Upon registering for a class, you will be emailed your syllabus outlining your course, and login instructions to access your textbook. You will have UP TO four months (certain classes allow less than four months) from the starting date to complete your class. The starting date will be the next business day after your registration has been processed. An advisor at the CFT office will keep in touch with you to provide additional assistance to help keep you on schedule. Your exams (two per class) will be proctored by an officer or manager at your financial institution. Upon satisfactory completion of your class, you will, within days, receive your grade and the appropriate credits for the class, which are the same as though you had earned them by taking the course in a classroom or online classroom format

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Jeff Smith
Jeff Smith

Jeff has been the Chief Lending Officer at Freedom Credit Union in Springfield, MA since 2013 and is in charge of managing the Commercial, Mortgage, and Consumer Lending portfolios, as well as the Col... read more.

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Financial Markets & Institutions 3 Any Any Any Self-Study Self-Study Jeff Smith $795.00 Register Now
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