Strip away the mystique of the world of markets and investments and gain full insight into the origins of these markets. Learn about the key concepts and the structure of capital markets, the key players, the role of the regulatory institutions, the financial instruments, the risk and derivatives.
On a daily basis we are overwhelmed with news and from a publisher’s perspective, is that they’re addictive. A story which doesn’t unfold, all in one, goes like a novel and fills in, bit by bit over days.
The story of financial markets, as presented in various media, is like that. Every day we get a few disjointed pieces of information and for some reason they rarely add up to a practical market principles, like diversification or the understanding of markets and efficiency.
In order to manage your business, it is vital that strategies and plans can be developed with realistic prospects of success.
You will learn tools and frameworks to help understand and predict the medium- to long-run performance of economies to mitigate risk, develop growth plans, and make decisions, both locally and abroad. Participants will leave the program with a better understanding of the global economic environment, global market strategy, macroeconomics, and how these things impact their company and their business decisions.
The 3 days are designed to remove the confusion that often surrounds the financial markets. It looks at markets from a global perspective and helps you to understand the drivers, companies and products that influence them.
You will gain full insight into the origins of the capital markets, key theory, the key players and the role of the regulatory institutions. We study the main financial products and the uses and abuses of derivatives.
We will explore:
- What makes up a market, where is the market, is the market attractive, where does the market exist and in which form?
- The fundamentals of financial markets and key theory
- The Issuers and borrowers of funds
- The key players in the financial markets including issuers, investors and intermediaries
- The key features of both equity and debt products
- What we mean by systematic and unsystematic risk
- The structure of the FX market
- The derivative markets including futures, options and swaps.
- The role of commercial and investment banks
- Market regulation and monitoring
- Global market risk and instrument risk
- Introduction to qualitative and quantitative measures
This course is designed for all professionals directly or indirectly involved in financial markets or decision making in these markets either internally or externally and wanting to broaden their perspectives by adding international capital market, finance knowledge and wider management skills.
What you will learn
The course covers the entire spectrum of capital markets, detailing all the main principles and explaining all the jargon used. You will learn principles of market efficiency, how the markets behaved in a pre and post credit crunch, and how they have been affected by the cycle of economic slowdown and recovery. Learn the different types of financial instruments, how the different actors behave in the market and how to assess and minimise risk based on your own expectations.
Practice-based learning and critical engagement is a key theme through all our courses allowing delegates to acquire the needed skills and techniques to be applied as soon as they are learned and developed.