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Stapleton: RSM 230 2010-1 1 RSM 230: Financial Markets Week 1
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Stapleton: RSM 230 2010-1 2 Vince Tarantino, MBA, CIM Business honors (York University) MBA (University of Toronto) CIM – Canadian Investment Manager 12 years experience in the financial service industry: retail, wholesale & wealth management: Portfolio Accounting Investment Advisor/Broker Teaching experience as a TA/SIA includes: Undergrad: Financial Markets RSM230 Investments RSM330 MBA: Security and Portfolio Analysis Marketing Financial Securities Capital Markets & Financial Institutions
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Stapleton: RSM 230 2010-1 3 Getting to know YOU Index Cards to be filled in at the break Your Name Education (ie 2nd year B. Comm) Major (ie Finance, Accounting, Econ) Why are you taking RSM 230? Career Objective ? Any work experience (briefly) Do you plan to take professional courses?? (ie CSC Exam, CFA Exams )
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Stapleton: RSM 230 2010-1 4 Objective of RSM 230 “Basic Understanding of Financial Markets & Investments” An Overview of the Financial System Major parts of the financial market - Money Market < 1 year term to maturity - Capital Markets: Long term > 1 year Major financial players Individuals; “Retail or Private Client” Financial Institutions;” Institutional Market” Major financial securities Debt Equity Hybrids Derivatives ONE MARKET
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Stapleton: RSM 230 2010-1 5 Relationship to Other Rotman Finance Courses Core courses RSM 332 Capital Market Theory RSM 333 Introduction to Corporate Finance Advanced topics RSM 330 Investments RSM 430 Fixed Income Securities RSM 431 Advanced Corporate Finance RSM 435 Futures and Options Markets RSM 432 Risk Management RSM 437International Financial Management
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Stapleton: RSM 230 2010-1 6 Fraud Example: Ponzi Schemes "There are no wounds that show on the outside, but on the inside, some people certainly have been crippled," Calgary RCMP Read article posted on Blackboard s from The Canadian Press; March 29, 2010 What is a Ponzi scheme? How does it work? Key points: Buyer Beware!– Don’t fall prey to investment schemers and be aware that recourse for investors depend largely on the level of regulatory oversight that firm must adhere to. GIC’s & bank accounts are insured by the federal government - Brokerage accounts & many securities are NOT insured.
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Stapleton: RSM 230 2010-1 7 Information on RSM 230 Required Textbook: Sean Cleary, The Canadian Securities Exam: Fast Track Study Guide, 3 rd edition, John Wiley 2009. Other required readings
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