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Nonbank FinanceReviewINSURANCELife InsuranceProperty and Casualty InsuranceThe Competitive Threat from the Banking IndustryAPPLICATION. Insurance ManagementScreeningRisk-Based PremiumsRestrictive ProvisionsPrevention of FraudCancellation of InsuranceDeductiblesCoinsuranceLimits on the Amount of InsuranceSummaryPENSION FUNDSPrivate Pension PlansPublic Pension PlansFINANCE COMPANIESMUTUAL FUNDSMoney Market Mutual FundsHedge FundsGOVERNMENT FINANCIAL INTERMEDIATIONFederal Credit AgenciesSECURITIES MARKET OPERATIONSInvestment BankingSecurities Brokers and DealersOrganized ExchangesSUMMARYFinancial DerivativesReviewHEDGINGINTEREST-RATE FORWARD CONTRACTSAPPLICATION. Hedging with Interest-Rate Forward ContractsPros and Cons of Forward ContractsFINANCIAL FUTURES CONTRACTS AND MARKETSAPPLICATION. Hedging with Financial FuturesOrganization of Trading in Financial Futures MarketsThe Globalization of Financial Futures MarketsExplaining the Success of Futures MarketsAPPLICATION. Hedging Foreign Exchange RiskHedging Foreign Exchange Risk with Forward ContractsHedging Foreign Exchange Risk with Futures ContractsOPTIONSOption ContractsProfits and Losses on Option and Futures ContractsAPPLICATION. Hedging with Futures OptionsFactors Affecting the Prices of Option PremiumsSummarySWAPSInterest-Rate Swap ContractsAPPLICATION. Hedging with Interest-Rate SwapsAdvantages of Interest-Rate SwapsDisadvantages of Interest-Rate SwapsFinancial Intermediaries in Interest-Rate SwapsCREDIT DERIVATIVESCredit OptionsCredit SwapsCredit-Linked NotesAPPLICATION. Are Financial Derivatives a Worldwide Time Bomb?SUMMARYConflicts of Interest in the Financial IndustryPreviewWHAT ARE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND WWHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT?Why Do We Care About Conflicts of Interest?ETHICS AND CONFLICTS OF INTERESTTYPES OF CONFLICTS OF INTERESTAuditing and Consulting in Accounting FirmsCredit Assessment and Consulting in Credit-Rating AgenciesUniversal BankingCAN THE MARKET LIMIT EXPLOITATION OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST?WHAT HAS BEEN DONE TO REMEDY CONFLICTS OF INTEREST?Sarbanes- Oxley Act of 2002Global Legal Settlement of 2002A FRAMEWORK FOR EVALUATING POLICIES TO REMEDY CONFLICTS OF INTERESTApproaches to Remedying Conflicts of InterestLeave It to the Market. Regulate for Transparency. Supervisory Oversight. Separation of Functions. Socialization of Information Production. APPLICATION. Evaluating Sarbanes-Oxley and the Global Legal SettlementSUMMARY
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