Week 7 Finance Questions

DQ1: Why do corporations employ investment bankers?



DQ2: Identify the primary market functions of investment bankers?



DQ3: Discuss how investment bankers assume risk in the process of marketing securities of corporations. How do investment bankers try to minimize these risks?



DQ4: Briefly describe the process of competitive bidding and discuss its relative advantages and disadvantages.



DQ5: Explain market stabilization.



DQ6: Identify the costs associated with going public.



DQ7: Briefly describe how investment banking is regulated.



DQ8: Describe the inroad into investment banking being made by commercial banks.



DQ9: In 2003, several investment banking firms were fined $1.4 billion for ethics abuses related to the underwriting process. Will this be a deterrent for ethical lapses?



DQ10: What were some of the reasons for the decline in Facebook’s stock price after its IPO?



DQ11: What are some of the characteristics of an organized securities exchange?

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