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About the Course

Financial markets and Instruments course is focused on the features and the use of various types of financial instruments including stocks, bonds and derivatives. It covers financial intermediation, market infrastructure and regulation. The emphasis is made on general economic intuition rather than on quantitative models. The course syllabus corresponds to the majority of learning outcome statements of CFA levels 2 and 3 and can be used a preparation resource for CFA certification. In comparison to other courses of this topic, this course covers such financial institutions as rating agencies, pension funds, hedge funds, venture capital and private equity funds, sovereign wealth funds). The course is a major professional core course of the online degree Master program. Financial Markets and Instruments is the basic course, which is required for the further study of asset pricing using various quantitative models. These topics are covered in the Theory of Finance. The main objective of the course is to provide detailed and thorough understanding of how financial markets work. Having successfully completed the course, students should be able to explain the differences between various types of financial instruments, understand the role of financial institutions in different types of financial markets. The course is also aimed to develop analytical and practical skills in the area of financial markets....
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