EquitySession 13R.55 Market Organization and StructureMain Functionsof the Financial MarketFulfill different entities’requirementsDetermine interest ratesAllocate capital to its most efficient usesIntermediaries of Financial MarketBrokers, Dealers and ExchangeSecuritizersDepository InstitutionsInsurance CompaniesArbitrageursClearinghouses and CustodiansMarket RegulationClassification of assetsFinancial AssetsSecurityFixed income vs. Equity SecuritiesPublic vs. privateCurrencyContractReal AssetsCommodityReal AssetsPositions an investorcan take in an assetLong PositionShort PositionLeveraged PositionClassification of marketsPrimary vs. Secondary marketsMoney vs. Capital marketsTraditional vs. Alternative marketsHow securities are soldthrough primary marketSold PubliclyUnderwritten OfferingBest EffortsIndications of InterestSold PrivatelyPrivate placementOther transactionmethodsShelf registrationDividend Reinvestment PlanRights Offering
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