Note: Answer any five questions.
1. Why do you think financial markets are required. What are your views on proper regulation of these markets?
2. Discuss the evolution of Financial services in India. What are the problems faced by financial services industry in India?
3. 'Stock exchanges in India have not served their purpose.' Do you agree? Validate your arguments.
4. a) Discuss the various services provided by a Merchant Banker, in your view.
b) Describe, briefly, the various debt instruments which are common in the financial markets.
5. Mutual funds are an important segment of financial markets. How is this role performed? Also discuss the management of a mutual fund company.
6. a) Why should a public issue be marketed? What are the issues involved in marketing a public issue?
b) If you are a Merchant banker, what issues would you consider before accepting a public issue proposal of a company? Briefly discuss.
7. a) Differentiate 'Financial restructuring' and 'Organziational restructuring' What factors in your view affect the decision of merger or takeover of a firm?
b) Distinguish between a 'Merger' and a 'Takeover'. Explain the various steps involved in the process of a merger deal.
8. a) Compare and contrast 'Leasing' and 'Hire Purchasing'. Why do companies go for leasing of assets? Briefly explain.
b) Explain the different stages in which a venture capital firm finances the requirements of the companies which approach it for financing.