Contrast the structure and function of investment banks, mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds and insurance companies. Support your discussion with examples from scholarly sources other than the course text, such as reputable news organizations, recognized trade groups, government sources, and the Ashford Online Library. Sources such as Investopedia and Wikipedia will not be accepted.
From the reading in Chapter 13 explain the reasons for the structure and function of the Federal Reserve System. What special problems does a central bank have to solve? Should Congress and the president be given greater authority over the Federal Reserve System?