Investment Banking: Law and BusinessThis course will introduce students to the basics of the law and business of global investment banking, and to the role of legal and investment professionals in the financial services industry. The course will begin with an introduction to history of commercial and investment banking with special reference to the global financial crisis and restructuring and regulatory reform in the financial services industry of the world. Then, the class will study core business activities of investment banking houses: IPO and privatization, M&A, takeovers and takeover defensive tactics, private equity and hedge funds. Students will examine law review articles and other academic materials, as well as documents drawn from the actual practice of investment banking. After that, the instructor will draw introductory studies on global capital markets, capital market regulation and conflicts of interest. The Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct of the CFA Institute will be the focus of this part of the course. Studies on recent developments in the capital markets and financial services industries in the United States and Europe will be followed by case studies on the history and business activities of major financial institutions of the world, including Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, UBS, and Deutsche Bank.
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