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FIN 631 Risk Management in Banks and Financial Institutions
  2.25 hours Elective Terms Offered: W15(B)
  Course Prerequisites: No credit in FIN 632 
  Advisory Prerequisites: FIN 503 or 513 or 551 or 591; and FIN 580 
  Risk Management in Banks and Financial Institutions --- The course will provide students with a risk management view of financial institutions. The key areas covered will be interest rate risk arising from mismatches of asset and liability durations, market risk arising from trading in bonds, equity and foreign currencies by financial institutions, credit risk on individual loans and bonds and asset portfolios, liquidity risk, and off-balance sheet items such as loan commitments, letters of credit and securitization.