In this course students will be introduced to the modern study and analysis of international finance which has been fast evolving due to the deregulation of financial markets, product innovations and technological advancements. They will also be learnt that as capital markets in the world are becoming more integrated, a solid understanding of international finance has become essential for astute corporate decision making.
Following a review of the differences between international finance and domestic finance, we will study the organization of the market for foreign exchange and the mechanics of exchange-traded currency futures and options contracts. The final objective is to build a solid comprehension of te foreign exchange markets and currency derivatives.
After that a thorough discussion of international financial institutions, assets and marketplaces will provide students with the the basic tools necessary to make correct financial decisions in a world wide context.
- Globalization and the Multinational Firm
- Corporate Governance around the world
- The market for Foreign Exchange
- Futures and Options on Foreign Exchange
- Management of Transaction Exposure
- Management of Economic Exposure
- International Banking and Money Market
- International Bond Market
- International Equity Markets
- Interest rate and currency swaps
- International Portfolio Investment
|Cheol Eun, Bruce Resnick||International Financial Management||McGraw -Hill||2018||978-1-259-92219-0|
This course will be assessed with a written examination which will include open questions on the theory and some exercises. This exam will test for: (a) the accurate and thorough understanding of the concepts, methods, and models in the course, (b) ability to use these theoretical tools to answer financial practical questions.
Students can also prepare an optional project work (alone or in small groups) concerning the main topics of the Course, and submit it before the end of the Course; in this way they might obtain up to two additional marks in the final examination, based on the assessment of this project work.
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