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GFX100: Introduction to Global Financial Markets

1 credit (graded S/U only)

 

Fall 2014 class starts on Tuesday, Sept. 9th

Tuesdays, September 9th to November 4th, from 12:00 to 12:50 pm (lunch provided)

Neilson Browsing Room

This lecture series will provide an overview of the financial system and the role of financial institutions in the global economy; domestic and international regulation; domestic and international banking. The lectures are given by Smith College faculty, Smith Alumnae industry professionals and scholars in the field.

Schedule subject to change due to guest speaker availability.

INTRO/OVERVIEW
Tuesday, September 9
Mahnaz Mahdavi, Course Director, Smith College Professor of Economics

COMMERCIAL BANKING & REGULATION
Tuesday, September 16
Roisin O'Sullivan, Smith College Associate Professor of Economics

CENTRAL BANKING & THE FED
Tuesday, September 23
Roisin O'Sullivan, Smith College Associate Professor of Economics

PRIVATE EQUITY & VENTURE CAPITAL
Tuesday, September 30
Heinz Hockmann, Non-Executive Chairman, Silk Invest

RAISING EQUITY CAPITAL, THE IPO PROCESS
Tuesday, October 7

Caren Byrd '68, Managing Director Investment Banking Division, Morgan Stanley

Lavanya Balakrishnan '04, Vice President Investment Banking Division, Morgan Stanley

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS & REGULATIONS
Tuesday, October 21

Olga Naumovich '98, Managing Director, Investment Banking, Goldman Sachs

GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS & THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Tuesday, October 28

Petya Koeva Brooks '96, Chief, Advanced Economies Unit, European Dept. International Monetary Fund (IMF)

INVESTMENT BANKS - A DYNAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
Tuesday, November 4

Ravi Sinha, Executive Vice Chair of Global Corporate & Investment Banking, Bank of America

Stacy Hadash '88, Managing Director Global Capital Markets, Bank of America