GlobalFinancial Markets
Instructor's Materials

A guide to the workings of the world's currency, money and capital, commodities and derivatives markets.

by Ian H. Giddy, Stern School of Business, New York University

Instructor's Guide ElectronicUpdateComputerized Test QuestionsYin and Yang PowerPlayPowerpoint Slides TheauthorThe Stern School

1. Instructor's Guide

The Instructor's Guide contains a guide to teaching the contents of eachchapter, solutions to all questions, problems and applications, and transparencymasters.
For information about academic purchases or adoption contact HoughtonMifflin Faculty Services (1-800-733-1717), or fax them at 800-733-1810.
Note: The Instructor's Guide contains some errors. Sorry! I am compiling the corrections into a single document. To get it when it's ready, sendme an email. Available only to adopting instructors, so please state who you are and the name and email address of your publisher's rep.

2. Electronic Update

This is now available on the Internet

3. Computerized Test Questions

All the questions and problems in the book, plus a few others, with answers, are on a disk in Wordperfect 6.0 format (readable by recent versions ofMicrosoft Word). Instructors can use them to select and adapt items fortests. They are available free to adopting instructors from the publisher.(If you have trouble getting it, send an email.)

Separately, I have developed a full set of on-line quizzes, both self-test and "real" quizzes, for my international finance course. These are designed to be used with WebCT, a Web-based course tool which allows students togo onto the Web any time and take the quiz and, at the instructor's discretion, obtain feedback in the form of suggested solutions (see samplein Adobe Acrobat format). The questionscan be automatically graded or hand-graded by the instructor. These maybe purchased for instructor use for $375 for the set. To see it in action, send a request to and you'll be assigned a special, temporary, password.

(A similar set is available for a Foundationsof Finance course.)

4. Yin and Yang, a swap negotiation game

This swap negotiation simulation is designed to emphasize the mechanicsand principles of interest rate swaps and, to a lesser extent, currencyswaps. The core is a fixed-floating swap matching the needs of Basket Bancorpof Miami with those of Sushi Bank of Tokyo, with either Metrobank or GlobalBancorp of New York intermediating.

 Each team is given a Participants' Guide and team-specific information sheet on the basis of which a swap is to be negotiated. After group discussion, the teams convene for interactive negotiation on the risks and terms ofthe swap. Finally they reconvene for a plenary session.

 The materials, with instructor's guide, are available for $25to adopting instructors from the author.

5. Power Play, an international project financing negotiation/case study

This cross-border investment case study, also suitable as a negotiationsimulation, uses real information about a proposed investment in a powerproject in Hangzhou, China. The case materials include background informationon China and similar project, excerpts from sample contracts, a roadshowQ&A from a comparable project, and a detailed Excel spreadsheet whichthe instructor would normally make available to students. The spreadsheetcan be used, among other things, to show the effect of taxes on the optimalfinancing mix. A summary of the case, as I use it with my students, maybe downloaded here.The materials, with the Excel spreadsheet and a PowerPoint presentation (see sample), areavailable for $50 from the author.

6. A complete set of PowerPoint slides

Developed for my International Financial Management course, these lecture supplements have become an essential adjunct to my course and have proved useful to a number of other lecturers, even those not using Global Financial Markets. The package consists of 20 slideshows, with an average ofabout 40 slides per lecture (see sample),.In addition to the subjects covered in the book, they include financialmanagement topics such as international capital budgeting, foreign exchangeexposure, applications of value-at-risk to international treasury management,international taxation and international accounting.

The set is available for $500 from the author.

(A similar set is available for a Foundationsof Finance course.)

7. On-line Courses

On-line versions of this andother courses are sometimes available to be taken in tandem with the classroomlectures.

Most materials will be made available for download from a specialWebsite upon receipt of payment in US funds.
Requests for materials should be made to should be in the form of a check made out to "Ian H. Giddy" andsent to:

Ian H. Giddy
119 West 82nd Street
New York, NY 10024

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