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Capital Markets - Introduction

BPP Professional Education
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2 days
London, Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Capital Markets - Introduction

This two-day course provides a comprehensive understanding of the products and terminology used by issuers, investors and intermediaries in the capital markets. It will enable you to understand the workings of the equity markets, describe the major characteristics of bonds, bond markets and bond mathematics, explain the distinctive features of derivative instruments, and ensure a full understanding of the roles played by the major institutions in the capital markets. No prior knowledge of capital markets is assumed.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course will be of benefit to those new to investment banking and investment management, or those who work within specific areas and are looking to gain an overview of the bond, equity and derivative markets.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • Capital Markets: Overview
    • The structure of the capital markets
    • Disintermediation versus bank intermediated finance
    • The roles of the participants
  • Equities
    • Definition of an equity
    • Who issues and who invests?
    • Features of equity
    • Types of equity
    • The issuing process
  • Bonds
    • What is a bond?
    • Pricing bonds
    • Clean and dirty price
    • Types of bond
  • Essential Bond Mathematics
    • Using an HP17B calculator
    • Present value, future value and Discounted Cash Flow (DCF)
    • Yield to maturity
    • Fixed and floating bonds
  • Credit Ratings: The Role of Ratings
    • The agencies
    • The process
  • Futures and Options
    • Descriptions and definitions
    • Hedging or speculation
    • Applications to the capital markets
  • Forward Rate Agreements
    • Distinctive features
    • Pricing FRAs
    • Hedging using FRAs
  • Swaps
    • Distinctive features
    • Pricing and valuation
    • Tying to underlying securities
    • Applications to the capital markets

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