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Introduction to Capital Markets & Investment Banking

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Course Description

This practical 1 day course taught by a former senior banker is designed for anyone who wants to understand how the City and financial markets work, their main players and correlations between them as well financial instruments and the latest market trends. 

The course will explore the role and functions of investment banks, stock exchanges, fund management and other market participants and investors. Banking departments and their responsibilities  will be explained; you will also learn how to use the banking jargon. 

The training includes many recent case studies, exercises and a financial quiz which will help you to consolidate the knowledge. You will explore the events which made it to the front pages of the newspapers as well as the latest trends and challenges faced by the sector. 

On completion of this course you will understand: 

  • What financial market is and who are the main players
  • The role and function of investment banks, stock exchanges and other market participants
  • Main financial instruments including bonds, equities, money markets and currency markets as well as derivatives
  • Main types of investors including fund management and hedge funds
  • The main types of financial regulations and how they affect the market at the moment
  • The main types of risks involved 
  • The latest market trends and news which make the headlines

Main topics covered include: 

  • The role and structure of a financial market
  • Main players and their role
  • Banks - their structure, departments, role of the front, bank and middle office
  • Main types of financial instruments: equities and bonds
  • Money markets 
  • The role of the stock exchanges
  • The use of derivatives
  • Market, credit and operational risks
  • Main types of financial regulations
  • The latest trends

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On completion you will receive course certificate. 

What Will You Learn

Main Topics Covered During This Training

Who Should Attend

The course is suitable for anyone who wants to understand how the financial markets work and includes many recent case studies, exercises and a financial quiz which will help to consolidate the knowledge. 

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Introduction to Capital Markets & Investment Banking - A 1 Day course

Overview and Introduction

  • Functions of the world’s financial markets – transferring funds and risk
  • Main market players and their function 
  • What are efficient markets?
  • Markets as forward discounting mechanisms
  • Bank funding of companies in today’s market place

Investment Banks

  • The Role of Investment Banks
  • Typical investment bank structure, main departments and functions
  • Front, middle and back office operations
  • Who are banks' clients; buy-side vs sell-side
  • Participation by investment banks in different markets
  • Current developments in investment banking 

The Money Markets

  • How do money markets operate?
  • The major participants and instruments
  • Interest rates and the role of central banks

The Bond Markets

  • Fixed income fundamentals – what is a bond and how are they traded?
  • The importance of sovereign debt markets
  • Variations on a theme – asset backed, Eurobonds, floating rate notes
  • Corporate bonds and credit ratings – importance of the rating agencies

Primary Equity Markets – The New Issue Process

  • Equities in context – how are returns to shareholders generated?
  • The new issue process – offering or placement, bookbuild or tender?
  • Primary markets - why float and where?
  • Structuring a new issue and targeting Investors

 Secondary Equity Markets

  • Geography vs liquidity in the world’s equity markets
  • What makes shares go up and down? Dividend yields and cover
  • What makes shares go up and down? Earnings and PE ratios
  • Asset values – Tangible to intangible

An Introduction to the Derivatives Markets 

  • What are they and where can you trade them
  • Options – terminology, payoff profiles, for hedging or speculation
  • Swaps – interest rate and credit default swaps
  • Role of the exchange and clearing house
  • Why futures? Hedging, trading, arbitrage 

Types of Risks

  • Market Risk
  • Operational Risk
  • Reputation Risk  

Developments in Market Regulations

  • Main market regulations and their impact on the industry

Main Market Trends & Developments

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