Financial Services for UG Students
Author(s): Dr. S Gurusamy
Subject(s): Management
ISBN 9789393665058
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  Pages 338

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This book is for undergraduate students of commerce and management. It provides a contemporary foundation to the subject of Financial Services

Cover
Title Page
Copyright Page
Preface
Dedication Page
Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction to Financial Services
Financial Services—Concept
Financial Services—Objectives/Functions
Financial Services—Characteristics
Financial Services Market—Concept
Financial Services Market—Constituents
Growth of Financial Services in India
Financial Services Sector—Problems
Review Questions
Chapter 2 Financial Services Environment
The Forces
Players in Financial Markets
Interest Rate Determination
Macroeconomic Aggregates in India
Review Questions
Chapter 3 Merchant Banking
Definition
Functions
Merchant Bankers’ Code of Conduct
Reveiw Questions
Chapter 4 Public Issue Management
Concept
Functions
Categories of Securities Issue
Mechanics of Public Issue Management
Issue Manager
Role of Issue Manager
Activities involved in Public Issue Management
Marketing of Issue
Public Issue Proposal—Factors
Pricing of Issues
Law Relating to Issue Management
Review Questions
Chapter 5 New Issues Market (NIM)
NIM and Secondary Markets—An Interface
Services of NIM
NIM Vs. Secondary Market
Methods of Marketing Securities
Review Questions
Chapter 6 Underwriting of Securities
Definition
Types
Underwriter
Underwriting Agreement
Benefits/Functions
Mechanics of Underwriting
Indian Scenario
Underwriting Agencies
Obstacles
SEBI Guidelines
Variants of Underwriting
Review Questions
Chapter 7 Capital Market
Definition
Money Market
Characteristics
Functions
Indian Capital Market—Evolution and Growth
Constituents of Indian Capital Market
New Financial Institutions
New Financial Instruments
Measures of Reactivation
Measures of Investor Protection
Recent Initiatives in the Indian Capital Market
Rebound in Indian Capital Market
Review Questions
Chapter 8 Stock Exchange
History of Stock Exchanges
Meaning
Definition
Functions/Services/Features/Role
Stock Exchange and Commodity Exchange Distinguished
Stock Exchange Traders
Weaknesses
Regulation of Stock Exchanges
Steps in Stock Trading
Mechanics of Settlement
Depository
Stock Trading System
Specialists
Recent Developments
Review Questions
Chapter 9 SEBI—Functions and Working
Genesis
Features of the SEBI Bill
Objectives
Management
Powers and Functions
Regulatory Role
Role and Relevance
Global Outlook
Review Questions
Chapter 10 Leasing
Definition
Characteristics of Lease
Types of Lease
Financial Lease Vs. Operating Lease
Test for Financial Lease
Myths About Leasing
Participants
Leasing Process
Services of Lessor
Advantages of Leasing
Limitations of Lease Financing
Review Questions
Chapter 11 Accounting for Lease
Lease
Accounting and Reporting for Financial Lease—Books of the Lessor
Accounting and Reporting for Financial Lease—Books of the Lessee
Accounting and Reporting for Operating Lease—Books of the Lessor
Review Questions
Chapter 12 Hire Purchase
Definition
Rights of Hirer
Rate of Interest
Lease Financing Vs. Hire Purchase Financing
Accounting for Hire Purchase
Methods of Interest Calculation
Method of Reporting
Lease Vs. Hire Purchase Evaluation
Review Questions
Chapter 13 Factoring
Meaning
Definition
Mechanism
Characteristics
Factoring and Off-balance Sheet Financing
Types of Factoring
Advantages of Factoring
Disadvantages of Factoring
Factoring—Players
Functions of a Factor
Factoring Cost
Line of Credit—Methods
Factoring Vs. Bills Discounting
RBI Guidelines for Factoring
Factoring—Indian Scenario
Major Factoring Firms
Operational Profile of Indian Factoring
Operational Problems in Indian Factoring
Review Questions
Chapter 14 Consumer Finance
Definition
Types
Mechanics of Consumer Financing
Sources of Consumer Finance
Modes of Consumer Finance
Demand for Consumer Finance—Factors
Consumer Financing—Practice in India
Pricing of Consumer Finance
Marketing Consumer Finance
Consumer Finance Insurance
Consumer Credit Scoring
Case for Consumer Finance
Case Against Consumer Finance
Boom in Consumer Financing
Hire Purchase System (HPS)
Instalment Credit System (ICS)
Review Questions
Chapter 15 Venture Capital
Meaning
Definition
Rationale
Features
Methods of Evaluation
Origin and Growth of Venture Capital
Venture Capital and Other Funds
Stages of Venture Capital Financing
Analyzing Venture Capital Proposals—Criteria
Buy-outs
Financial Sources
Investment Nurturing
Styles of Venture Financing
Nurturing Methods
Compensation
Forms of Organization
Exit Mechanism
Review Questions
Chapter 16 Mutual Funds
Definition
Products/Schemes
Mechanics of Mutual Funds Operations
Mutual Funds in India
Managing Mutual Funds in India
SEBI Requirements of AMC
Functions of AMC
Working Mechanism of AMC
Portfolio Management Process in Mutual Funds
Operational Efficiency of Mutual Funds
Evaluating Mutual Funds
Mutual Fund Holders’ Account
Causes for Poor Performance of Mutual Funds
Review Questions
Chapter 17 Credit Rating
Impetus
Origin
Definition
Features
Advantages
Credit Rating System—Growth Factors
Global Credit Rating Agencies
Domestic Credit Rating Agencies
Credit Rating Symbols
CRISIL Ratings for Short-term Instruments
Credit Rating Process
Rating Framework—Major Factors
Equity Grading
Review Questions
Previous Years University Question Papers
Index

Dr. Gurusamy is currently Professor and Head, Department of Commerce, University of Madras, Chennai.

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