This course is designed to help students examine the historical development, structures, challenges and ongoing reforms of Asia-Pacific Capital Markets. As students analyse these markets, students also gain an understanding of ethical financial practices and how ethics is intertwined with the duties and responsibilities of finance professionals.
Today’s financial markets are no longer bound by physical or geographical barriers as shown in the ongoing global financial crisis and the 1997 Asian financial crisis. This course therefore covers a broader area than the Asia-Pacific region but with an emphasis on Asian markets.
The course also covers ethical conduct of finance professionals by focusing on the code of ethics and standards of professional conduct. The course also looks at the investment performance presentation standards. The study of financial ethics and how market practitioners should conduct themselves in the financial industry will help students strengthen their ethical responsibilities.
To summarize, this course covers the relationships between international and local institutions, regulations, investors, financial products, product issues, exchanges, financial ethics and code of conduct for finance professionals.