Financial Intermediation and Capital Markets

Commerce & Business Administration
Course Code
FINC 3370
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
Method Of Instruction
Typically Offered
To be determined


Course Description
Financial Intermediation and Capital Markets is a course which examines the role played by financial intermediaries in capital markets. The course also aims at developing an understanding of the major financial markets by examining their structure and functions within the financial system.
Course Content
  1. Overview of financial institutions and market.
  2. Explanation of financial market efficiency.
  3. The rationale for financial intermediaries.
  4. Chartered bank management.
  5. Primary markets, investment banking and the underwriting of securities.
  6. Secondary markets for securities.
  7. Insurance markets and intermediaries.
  8. Pension funds.
  9. Government regulation of financial intermediaries and markets.
Methods Of Instruction

Material will be presented within a lecture format.

Means of Assessment

Minimum of 3 evaluations, none of which will exceed 40%, for a total of 100%.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:


  1. explain why we observe financial intermediaries;
  2. examine the economic role played by financial intermediaries;
  3. distinguish between primary and secondary markets and the role played by financial intermediaries in each market;
  4. evaluate the various financial markets and the institutional differences between them.


Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students


The main text is to be chosen from the following, as determined by the instructor:


  • Fabozzi, F. et al.  Foundations of Financial Markets and Institutions, latest ed.  Toronto:  Prentice Hall Canada.  (optional)


  • Kidwell, D. et al.  Financial Institutions, Markets and Money, latest ed.  John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  (optional)


  • Mishkin, F. et al.  Financial Markets and Institutions, latest Canadian ed.  Pearson Education Canada.




No corequisite courses.


No equivalent courses.

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Langara College (LANG) LANG BUSM 2XXX (3) 2009/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2020

There aren't any scheduled upcoming offerings for this course.