SECTION A – FINANCIAL MARKETS AND INSTITUTIONS Study Note 1 : Agents in Financial Markets Financial System Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Banking Institutions Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC) Insurance Pension Plans Mutual Funds Study Note 2 : Financial Market Instruments Financial Market Money Market Money Market Instruments Government Securities and Bonds Repo and Reverse Repo Promissory Note Futures, Options and Other Derivatives Mutual funds Study Note 3 : Commodity Exchange Commodity Exchange Commodities Exchanges in India Commodity Exchange – Structure Indian Commodity Market – Regulatory Framework Indian Economy and Role of Agricultural Commodity Unresolved Issues and Future Prospects Contract Specifications (For Tutorial Reference only) Instruments Available for Trading Participants of Commodity Market Intermediaries of Commodity Markets Product Specification How the Commodity Market Works Clearing House Operations Risk Management Basis and Basis Risk Market Monitoring and Surveillance Commonly Futures and its Mechanism Commonly Used Terms in Commodity Market Study Note 4 : Infrastructure Financing Introduction Evolution of Financing Needs in Indian Infrastructure Infrastructure Financing methods- Present Scenario Project Financing versus Capital Financing Risk Management in Infrastructure Projects Financing Infrastructure Development: Recent Trends and Institutional Initiatives SEBI regulations relating to Infrastructure Sector Legal form of Organisation Sources of infrastructure investment in India Financial Objective Projected Investment in the Infrastructure Sector during the Twelfth Plan Investment and Dividend Decision The Interest Rates have been recently revised by the Board Issues in Infrastructure Financing Need for an Efficient and Vibrant Corporate Bond Market Measures taken by the Central Government Price Indices Internal Sources of Finanace Short Term Sources Issues and Challenges constraining Infrastructure Funding Primary & Secondary Market Structure SECTION B: FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT Study Note 5 : Capital Market Instruments. Capital Market Primary and Secondary Markets and its Instruments Optionally Convertible Debentures and Deep Discount Bonds Rolling Settlement, Clearing House Operations Dematerialisation&Rematerialisation Depository System Initial Public Offer (IPO)/ Follow on Public Offer (FPO); Book Building Auction & Insider Trading Credit Rating – Objectives, Sources, Process, Credit Rating Agencies in India Study Note 6 : Types of Financial Risks Financial Risk – Meaning and Nature Asset Backed Risk, Credit Risk, Liquidity Risk, Operational Risk Foreign Investment Risk & Market Risk Financial Risk Identification based on the Balance Sheet Information Hedging & Diversification Study Note 7 : Financial Derivatives as a tool for Risk Management Farward& Future Options Swaps &Swaption Interest Rate Derivatives Study Note 8 : Financial Risk Management in International Operations Foreign Exchange Market Foreign Exchange Rate Management Parity Conditions in International Finance Exchange Rate Risk Management Foreign Investment Analysis Sources of Foreign Currency Foreign Investment in India Taxation Issues in Cross-Border Financing and Investment International Transfer Pricing Section C: Security Analysis & Portfolio Management Study Note 9 : Security Analysis and Portfolio Management Study Note Investment – Basics And Analysis of Securities Market Indicators, Support and Resistance Level, Patterns in Stock Price Statistic Models, Bollinger Bands Portfolio Management Theories on Stock Market Movements Risk Analysis Portfolio Analysis 10 : Investment Decisions Investment decisions under uncertainty Investment in Advanced Technological Environment International Investments