BUS 428 - Investment Banking
This course will examine major investment banking activities. First, we examine trends in the investment banking business, which include consolidation and globalization. Second, we examine trading and principal investments, which includes fixed income, interest rate derivatives, commodities, currencies, convergence trading, and M&A risk arbitrage. After sales and trading, we move to raising capital, both fixed income and equity capital (IPOs). We conclude with a segment on transactional finance and advisory services, which includes valuation and mergers & acquisitions. For certain topics, guest lecturers from major investment banks will discuss their day-to-day experience dealing with a particular activity.