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IBF606 Financial Institutions on the Chinese Mainland and in Hong Kong



This course examines how financial markets (such as those for bonds, stocks, mortgages) and financial institutions (commercial banks, non-banks, investment banks, insurance companies, pension funds, mutual funds, and other institutions) work. Financial markets and institutions not only affect your everyday life but also involve huge flows of funds throughout economies, which in turn affect business profits and production of goods and services. The study of financial markets and institutions will reward you with an understanding of many exciting issues.

The financial institutions in China and those in Hong Kong, as in the US, have undergone rapid changes in recent decades. This course provides a comprehensive survey of the nature and the role of financial markets and institutions, with particular emphasis on Hong Kong and Chinese Mainland. It also examines the various dimensions of issues about regulation and prudential supervision, and the developments of such institutions.