Issues in Emerging Market Finance
Relevant information and downloads will be available via Moodle.
Characterizing the course
Emerging markets are becoming an increasingly significant part of the global economy and financial markets. By almost any measure, the strength and growth of emerging market economies is impressive. Yet, emerging market equities still comprise a relatively small percentage of global market capitalization and institutional investor portfolios.
Institutional investors have been cautious in their allocations to emerging market equities, especially beyond the BRICs (Brazil, Russia, India, China). Clearly, many investors recognize the potentially attractive return characteristics and diversification benefits of this asset class. However, most pension plans and other institutions currently allocate less than 5% of their overall portfolio to emerging market equities.
Emerging markets, therefore, present an enigma. On one hand, these are the fastest growing markets, while on the other hand, in many cases they are primitive. What about the local economies? Emerging markets are characterized by market failures which often form leads to infrastructural bottleneck thereby excluding a large portion of its own people from enjoying the fruits of growth. In this course we will visit some of those issues.
The course will have two distinct components. The first component will focus on financial markets—mainly the formal financial market—how emerging markets is similar to each other and different from the well developed markets. The second portion deals with the issues particular to emerging markets.
The main topics to be covered are:
- Are emerging Markets a Different Equity Class
- Growth drivers in Emerging markets
- Understanding the four majors BRIC
- Other emerging markets
- Understanding Financial Crisis in Emerging markets
- Formal versus informal finance in Emerging markets
- Understanding Micro Finance institutions
- Issues in risk management
The classes will involve lectures, discussions and exercises. A special emphasis on India will be given in the topics.
You will find all relevant information on our Moodle site.
Dates and Room
Wednesday, 4 - 6 pm, HeHo 18, E20
Thursday 12 - 2 pm, HeHo 18, E20
Friday 8 - 10 am, HeHo 18, E20
First lecture: Wednesday 24.05.2017, HeHo 18, 120
Last lecture: Friday 16.06.2017
Only the first lecture will take place in HeHo18, 120. All other lectures will take place in HeHo18, E20.
The exam is of closed form that means you have to take the first exam to be allowed to take the retake of the exam.
For further information about the exam visit Moodle.
This lecture is open for
- Wiwi (BSc, MSc, Dipl)
- WiMa/WiPhy (BSc, MSc, Dipl)
- Finance (MSc)
and others according to study plan.