Textbooks and Other Required Elements
Lecture Notes for FINA 7360 (LN), available
through this homepage.
Old Exams (they will be available through this homepage, two weeks before each exam).
Recommended: International Financial Markets: Prices and Policies, 2nd Edition, by
Richard M. Levich. Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2002. International Financial Management, 2nd Edition, by
Cheol S. Eun and Bruce G. Resnick. Irwin McGraw-Hill, 2000.
(One of them would be enough. You can buy these books through Internet vendors.)
You should also download the LN cases, available
through this homepage. You should bring a financial calculator to the second
midterm (you should know how to use it).
Mondays 3:30-4:25 and Wednesdays: 9:00:9:30 (MH 210D) or by appointment.
Outline of the course
Review Chapter. It will not be covered in class. It will be assumed that
you read it.
PART 1.- Foreign Exchange Rates and Currency Risk Management
LN I-II-III-IV-V. Assignment: Case 1 (LN V)
LN VI-VII-VIII. Assignment: Case 2 (LN VIII)
PART 2.- International Portfolio Investment
LN XVII. Assignment: Case 3 (LN XVII).
LN IX-X-XI. Assignment: Case 4 (LN X). Country Report.
LN XII. Assignment: Case 5 (LN XII).
PART 3.- Interest Rate Derivatives in International Markets
LN XIII. Assignment: Case 6 (LN XIII).
LN XIV. Assignment: Case 7 (LN XIV).
LN XV. Assignement: Case 8 (LN XV).
PART 4.- Gold Market (If time allows)
Exams and Grading
Final grades will be determined as a weighted average of scores on the
midterms, a paper, a presentation and class participation, with the
Midterms - October 1 and November 19 -tentative dates