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Introduction to Financial Markets

The course provides the delegate with an insight into the workings of the Square Mile.

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Who Should Attend ?

  • Those wishing to gain an understanding of the financial markets

  • Support staff

Introduction to Financial Markets - Course Synopsis

 

History

The major financial markets

How the markets started

Major developments to date

 

Major Participants and their roles they play Exchanges and ECNís

Clearing

Custody

Market makers

Pension funds and hedge funds

 

The Time Value of Money

Simple interest rates

Compounding

Inflation

Real interest rates

 

Money Markets

Drivers

Indices

Products

 

Foreign Exchange

Spot vs forward

Interest rate parity

 

Debt Markets

Government bonds

Corporate bonds (domestic and Eurobonds)

Bond characteristics (Fixed, floating, zero)

 

Equity

Ordinary

Preference

Investment ratios

 

Derivatives

Vanilla Options vs Futures

Exchange traded

Over the counter

SWAPS

Structure products

 

Regulators

FSA

HM Treasury

Bank of England

Panel of takeovers and mergers

 

Current Developments and Initiatives

Credit Derivatives

Basel 2