This Capital Markets course has three goals:
1. To introduce the principles of asset valuation from an applied perspective. The majority of the class is concerned with the valuation of financial securities. The valuation issues to be discussed are heavily used in portfolio management and risk management applications.
2. To introduce the following concepts: arbitrage, the term structure of interest rates, equilibrium pricing, diversification, the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM), efficient and inefficient markets, performance evaluation, and derivative securities, particularly options.
3. To provide sufficient background knowledge for students seeking an overview of capital markets and an introduction to advanced finance courses.
Roger Mesznik has more than twenty five year experience lecturing, teaching, and consulting on Finance, Corporate Finance, Financial Markets and Instruments, Financial Strategy and Planning, International Business, Managerial Accounting, and in training senior executives and MBA students.
Mr. Mesznik has taught at the Graduate Business School of Columbia University since 1982. Mr. Mesznik has taught or is teaching at the Stern School of...