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GFX100: Introduction to Global Financial Markets

 

This half-semester course 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. Lectures are given by Smith College faculty, Smith alumnae industry professionals and scholars in the field. **Registration required.**

 

FALL 2016
Tuesdays, September 13th to November 8th
12:00 to 12:50pm; Neilson Browsing Room
(lunch provided)


Sept 13  INTRODUCTION

Mahnaz Mahdavi, Course Director
Professor of Economics

 

Sept 20  COMMERCIAL BANKING & REGULATION

Roisin O'Sullivan
Associate Professor of Economics

 

Sept 27  CENTRAL BANKING & THE FED

Roisin O'Sullivan
Associate Professor of Economics

 

Oct 4   FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND REGULATION

Olga Naumovich ‘98, Managing Director, IB, Goldman Sachs

 

Oct 11     FALL BREAK - No class

 

Oct 18  INVESTMENT BANKING IN A GLOBAL SETTING

Stacey Hadash ‘88, Managing Director, Global Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Ravi Sinha, Executive Vice Chair of Global Corporate and IB, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

 

Oct 25  RAISING EQUITY CAPITAL: THE IPO PROCESS

Caren Byrd ‘68, Managing Director, IB, Morgan Stanley

Lavanya Balakrishnan ‘04, Executive Director, IB, Morgan Stanley

Lauren Pierce ’08, Associate, IB, Morgan Stanley

 

Nov 1  PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL

Heinz Hockmann, Non-Executive Chairman, Silk Invest

 

Nov 8  GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS AND THE IMF

Petya Koeva Brooks ‘96, Assistant Director in European Department & Mission Chief Italy, IMF