Instructor: Prof. Emma Rasiel
Financial markets and the role of investment banks as intermediaries. Divisions and functions within investment banks: sales and trading, corporate finance, research and wealth management. Aspects of asset pricing and corporate valuation. Impact of current events on financial markets. Intended primarily for sophomores and juniors interested in a career in financial markets. Consent of instructor required.
Student Writing Assignment
What are students writing? Book review/discussion.
For whom? People working in the financial markets, as well as those who are interested in working in this field.
Where would such writing typically be found? A venue for non-experts such as The Economist.
Why would someone usually read it? To explore different interpretations of books related to finance, and see how these can be enlightening in different area of the financial markets. (Readers may or may not have read the book.)
Reader requirements: Financial market professionals with 5 or more years of experience.
Student – Reader Interactions
Here are the deadlines for students in the reader project:
by Sept 21:
Sept 24: Student sends first draft to reader
by Oct 3: Real time meeting to discuss review, send written feedback by Oct 1st
Oct 19: Student sends draft to reader
by Oct 25th: Real time meeting to discuss; reader sends written feedback by meeting time, if possible
Optional: students and readers work out schedule for Feedback on last paper
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