Financial Markets and Institutions
1. Introduction to financial markets and institutions.
2. The rationale for financial intermediaries.
3. Interest rates: determinants and role in financial markets.
4. Central banks and monetary policy.
5. Financial markets: Money and bond markets, Mortgage and securitized asset markets, Equity markets
6. Financial institutions and risk management: Depository and non-depository lending institutions, Primary and Secondary market intermediaries, Insurance intermediaries and pension funds, Mutual funds and Hedge funds, Private equity and venture capital firms
7. Government regulation of financial intermediaries and markets.
Material will be presented within a lecture, seminar format with possible online requirements.
Assessment will be based on course objectives and will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy.
Assignments and Participation
Tests and Midterm(s)
30% - 50%
Term Project and Presentation
0% - 20%
30% - 40%
No single assessment will be worth more than 40%.
Students must achieve a minimum grade of 50% on the combined invigilated components to pass the course.
Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.
Upon completion of the course, a successful student will be able to:
1. Explain the economic role played by financial intermediaries
2. Assess monetary and fiscal policies and their impact on interest rates and asset prices
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the instruments and structure of various financial markets
4. Describe the roles played by financial intermediaries in the primary and secondary markets
5. Explain the key differences between financial intermediaries including their economic role, business risk exposure and risk management
Textbooks and materials to be purchased by students
1. Mishkin, F. et al. Financial Markets and Institutions, latest Canadian ed. Pearson Education Canada.
or Saunders, A et al. Financial Markets and Institutions, latest edition, McGraw Hill
or alternate textbook determined by the department.
2. Calculator: Texas Instruments BA II Plus or as approved by Department.
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|Institution||Transfer Details for FINC 3370|
|Alexander College (ALEX)||ALEX COMM 2XX (3)|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU ECON 385 (3)|
|Camosun College (CAMO)||CAMO ECON 210 (3)|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU BADM 3XX (3)|
|College of New Caledonia (CNC)||CNC FIN 2XX (3)|
|Coquitlam College (COQU)||COQU ECON 2XX (3)|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU ECON 3350 (3)|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG BUSM 2XXX (3)|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU ECON 3XXX (3)|
|University Canada West (UCW)||UCW ECON 204 (3)|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC COMM 3XX (3)|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV BUS 2XX (3)|
|Yorkville University (YVU)||YVU BUSIE XXX (3)|