Financial Instruments and Structured Finance

Course Code
ACC 565
2.25 hours
  • Winter 18 (B)
  • Winter 19 (B)
  • Winter 20 (B)

Financial Instruments and Structured Finance --- Corporations are increasingly entering into complex financial transactions as a tool to protect the value created in their core operations. Examples include equity-based compensation, hybrid securities, derivatives, asset securitizations and other forms of financial engineering including contingently convertible bonds, credit default swaps, and synthetic collateral debt obligations. This course introduces students to increasingly complex financial reporting issues behind these transactions to both understand the economics behind the transactions as well as create the ability to effectively analyze the financial conditions of firms that employ them.

Taught By
Cathy Shakespeare
  • Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning
  • Arthur Andersen Professor of Accounting
  • Associate Professor of Accounting
Professor Shakespeare's research focuses on the effects of the financial reporting process on the decisions of managers and capital market...