SOAS University of London

School of Finance and Management

Emerging Market Finance

Module Code:
15PFMC105
Status:
Module Not Running 2019/20
Credits:
15

This module provides students with a basic conceptual framework and practical knowledge regarding finance and investments in emerging markets. This module is concerned with the differences in financial systems between emerging markets and mature market economies; and how these differences explain the observed discrepancies in corporate financing behaviour between firms in emerging markets and those in mature market economies.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:

  • Identify the key characteristics of the financial markets and houeshold financing in emerging market economies.
  • Gain an appreciation of the importance and difference of the emerging markets in global diversified portfolio.
  • Acquire a knowledge and understanding of the role of governance, informal finance and legislation in emerging market economies.
  • Demonstrate a critical knowledge and understanding of the policy and regulatory issues (and related challenges) of financial reforms in emerging market economies.
  • Assess different asset classes and their structuring, issuance, pricing and performance in emerging markets.
  • Draw lessons from the experiences of financial crises and financial reforms in emerging markets.

Method of assessment

Assessment for this module is in two elements:

  • One tutorial presentation at 25%
  • One essay of 3,000 words at 75%

All elements except the presentation may be resubmitted.

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