COMPM026 - Financial Institutions and Markets
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|Code||COMPM026 (Also taught as COMPGS06)|
|Prerequisites||An understanding of the fundamentals macro-economics & software services.|
|Taught By||Donald Lawrence & Industrial SMEs|
|Aims||The module exposes participants to an overview of the financial information sector and interaction with global financial markets, which constitute an important application domain of computer science in the southeast UK as well as main global financial centers. The module facilitates transfer of substantial domain knowledge based on IB Analyst training program the lecturer delivers in major int’l firms. Successful candidates may continue with modules COMPGF03 &/or COMPGS07 to gain deeper understanding of risk management & financial information systems in this domain.|
Upon successful completion of the module, participants will understand the function of financial information systems in the context of the broad structure of public and private sector banks, asset managers, brokers, regulators, exchanges, clearing houses, and infrastructure utilities. All together this eco-system supports the effective and liquid global financial market place. Participants will;
- Public and Private Sector Institutional Participants
- Overview of Consumer, Corporate and Investment Banking Financial Services
- The Factors Affecting Economic Cycles and Financial Institution Risk Adjusted Returns
- Time Value of Money, Discounting, Nominal and Effective Yield Measurement
- Capital Equilibrium between Issuer and Investor
- Capital Market Valuation and Measurement
- A Day in the Life of a Transaction
- Roles, Responsibilities and Controls of Deal Makers, Processing and Technical Staff
- Cash and Derivative Instruments, Transaction Services, and Advisory
Method of Instruction:
Lecture presentations, associated case studies, labs & tutorials & UCL Finds debates & conferences.
The course has the following assessment components:
- Written Examination (2.5 hours, 75%)
- Coursework Section (25%)
To pass this module, students must:
- Obtain an overall pass mark of 50% for all components combined;
- Obtain a minimum mark of 40% in each component worth ≥ 30% of the module as a whole.
Saunders, 'Financial Institutions Management', 2003.
Lewis, 'Flash Boys', WWNorton 2014
Valdez, 'Introduction to Global Financial Markets', 2002.
Roberts, 'Wall Street', 2002.
Steiner, 'Mastering Financial Calculations', 1998.