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Financial Intermediation and Capital Markets

Course Code: FINC 3370
Faculty: Commerce & Business Administration
Department: Finance
Credits: 3.0
Semester: 15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Learning Format: Lecture, Seminar
Typically Offered: TBD. Contact Department Chair for more info.
course overview

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.


course prerequisites

FINC 2345 or FINC 2340

curriculum 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 schedule and availability
course transferability

Below shows how this course and its credits transfer within the BC transfer system. 

A course is considered university-transferable (UT) if it transfers to at least one of the five research universities in British Columbia: University of British Columbia; University of British Columbia-Okanagan; Simon Fraser University; University of Victoria; and the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information on transfer visit the BC Transfer Guide and BCCAT websites.


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