Fixed Income Attribution

Course description

This programme is available on in-company basis only. Contact us to discuss your requirements.

Fixed-income attribution is the process of measuring returns generated by various sources of risk in a fixed income portfolio especially when multiple sources of return are active at the same time. A portfolio manager may hold firm views on the ways in which these factors will change in the future and attribution is a useful tool to verify his or hers ideas. Fixed-income attribution provides a much deeper level of information than is available from a simple portfolio performance report.

This practical workshop, conducted by a senior expert with over 25 years of practical experience from the sector, is a comprehensive, hands-on practical introduction to Fixed Interest Attribution and to the key models currently used to report attribution returns.

As well as providing a comprehensive introduction to the categories of FIA model currently implemented by Bond Fund Managers this workshop includes three case studies through which attendees calculate the returns for different models from ‘raw data’.

It has been designed as a one-day workshop (10am – 4pm) with an optional second day covering more complex models.

You can register for either 1 or 2 days, the price on the registration page is for a 1 day course, additional day costs extra £795 (+ VAT if applicable)

Pre-arrival requirements
Prospective attendees must have:
  • A good understanding of: Bond Characteristics, both Government and Corporate, Accrued Income, Mark to Model, Yields, Duration and Convexity
  • A reasonable understanding of: Investment Performance Reporting, Equity Attribution
  • Reasonable competency with MS Excel (2010 version as a minimum).
Separate private workshops are available to prospective attendees who need to increase their knowledge base in any of the above topics.
If you are interested in Investment Performance Measurement course click here. Register for both programmes at the same time and save extra £100 (in total, not per course).

What will you learn

By attending this workshop you will: 

  • Gain a good practical understanding of FIA based on key models currently in use
  • Learn how to position Fixed Interest Attribution
  • Explore Fixed Interest Analytics –  Yields, Yield Curves, Duration, Convexity
  • Learn about the Key Approaches and Models – Bottom up, Top Down and Hybrid
  • Analyse attribution returns


Our online classes are so much more than just a webinar – they provide an interactive experience where you will be able to get your questions answered in real time by our senior experts and have discussions with other participants. You will receive a comprehensive set of course materials and course certificate on completion. And finally, you will benefit from savings on course fee and travel expenses. There is no VAT charge if you are based outside of the EU.

Main topics covered during this training

  • Positioning Fixed Interest Attribution
  • Fixed Interest Analytics –  Yields, Yield Curves, Duration, Convexity
  • Key Approaches and Models – Bottom up, Top Down and Hybrid
  • Analysing Attribution returns

Optional Day 2 covers:

  • More in depth attribution return analysis

Who should attend

  • Staff wishing to move into Performance Analyst roles for Bond Funds
  • Database Managers
  • Operations Staff
  • Bond Fund Managers and their assistants
  • ‘Sell Side’ Supplier staff requiring a better knowledge of clients’ FIA requirements

Fixed Income Attribution - A 1 Day Course

Objectives and Scope:
  • The ‘Middle Office’ Environment
  • Key Characteristics of:
        – Performance Reporting
        – Equity Attribution ‘Deconstructing the Value Add’
  • Positioning Fixed Interest Attribution
  • Fixed Interest Instrument Types covered in this Workshop
Fixed Interest Analytics:
  • Revision of:
          – Types of Fixed Interest Instrument and Characteristics
          – Yields – Flat and YTM
          – Yield Curves
          – Duration and Modified Duration
          – Convexity
Key Approaches and Models:
  • History
  • ‘Bottom Up’
  • ‘Top Down’
  • ‘Hybrid’
Attribution Returns (1):
  • Bottom Up
  •  Common considerations across all approaches:
          – Income
          – Government
          – Corporate
  • Terminology
Case Study: Campisi Model with review and ‘What if’ scenarios
Content – Optional Day 2
Attribution Returns (2):
  • Bottom Up Continued – Specific Model Offerings:
          – Rolldown
          – Convexity
          – Pull to Par
          – Currency
          – Instrument-Specific
          – Trading
Case Study: Comprehensive ‘Bottom Up’  Model (key returns) with review and ‘What if’
Attribution Returns (3):
  • Top Down/Hybrid
   – Benchmark requirement
   – Market Allocation and Selection
   – Duration Allocation and Selection
Case Study: Hybrid Model with review and ‘What if’
Workshop review, questions and close.



Paul has over 25 years asset management industry business consultancy and professional training experience. This has encompassed all three of the traditional ‘Offices’ – Front, Middle and Back/Investment Accounting – so he has a unique understanding of the inter-Office dependencies and data flows.

In recent years he has focused on the Middle Office and out of this has produced a set of comprehensive Training Workshops which cover the business requirements of Investment Performance, Equity/Fixed Interest Attribution and Ex-Post/Ex-Ante Risk. The modules embody a unique training approach, refined through his experience of working with users, operations, development and technical staff at all levels over the years. This approach includes the use of case studies which start from ‘real, raw’ market data, practical systems’ tips and a sympathetic view of audience needs/pre-requisite experience in these potentially complex application areas.

Paul’s cross-industry consultancy and training experience has encompassed more than a dozen major hands-on implementation projects involving organisations both large and small – such as BNP Paribas Securities Services, Swiss Re, AIMCo, Riyad and NCB Banks and AXA Wealth. He has designed and rolled out, across 6 of the 7 continents, a Middle Office Product Training Programme for a Global Software House involving both physical and virtual classrooms as delivery mediums.



We offer banking and finance courses as well as soft skills and business management training. You can either attend an open public course in London or Dubai or arrange customised in-house training to be delivered in any of your offices worldwide.

Most of our public courses are run over 2 full days. Some programmes are offered as a 1 or 3 day training.

In-house training is tailored to client’s requirements and can be organised over 1 day, 2-3 weeks or longer.

Public courses are organised mainly in London and Dubai. Occasionally we organise courses in other centres like Paris or New York. Check our public course calendar for the current list of programmes. We use a range of training venues, all in the centre of the cities and with excellent transport links to the airports and train stations.

In London we use venues in the centre (near Oxford Circus station or in Mayfair) or in the City (near Liverpool Street or Moorgate stations).

In Dubai our courses are organised in one of 4-5* hotels in the Deira district. Once you register we will send you detailed information together with accommodation options if required.

Our in-house courses can be delivered anywhere in the world. We work with over 25 trainers worldwide. Contact us do discuss your requirements. Check our list of available programmes.

Our courses are run in central locations from 9 a.m until 5-5.30 p.m. There are 2 coffee breaks and a lunch break. Lunch is always provided in the venue.

Dress code is smart casual.

All our programmes are taught by senior specialists who have spent many years in their respective sectors, working as senior managers and head of departments, so they understand very well the market and the challenges you are facing.

The experience of our trainers allows us to create very practical programmes, focused on current market trends and challenges. You can be sure that you will gain the knowledge which can be instantly applied in your workplace after the course. You will be analysing real life case studies, take part in group exercises and discussions as well as role plays, whenever applicable.

We want our courses to be as practical and interactive as possible so we limit the number of participants in order to optimise your time with the trainer and allow you to ask questions which are important for you.

In order to understand your requirements and expectations, we will send you a pre-course questionnaire.

You will also receive post-course support so if you have any questions after you left the training, you are welcome to contact us.

There are 2 easy ways to register:

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After you register, we will send you registration confirmation and an invoice so you can arrange the payment. Please note that your place is not confirmed until we receive it.

If you register within Early Bird discount period, there’s limited time to arrange the payment in order to be eligible for the discount. You will find all the details on the invoice.

We don’t advise to make any travel and hotel arrangements until you receive full course confirmation from us.

We will send you venue and course details as soon as possible but most likely about 3-4 weeks prior to the course commencement.

You can pay by:

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Just mark preferred paying option on the registration form. Whichever form of payment you choose we will always send you an invoice.

If you pay by card, a 2.2% processing fee will be added. We will send you authorisation form so you can give us your card details.

Included in the price of a public course are:

  • Course tutorial
  • Take away course materials
  • Course Certificate
  • Lunch on the days of the training as well as drinks and snacks throughout the course

The price doesn’t include accommodation, flights, transfers and any additional costs outside of the training venue.

Yes, we always offer Early Bird discount, so the sooner you register the more savings you can make. We also offer group discounts and if you register for 2 or more programmes at the same time.

If you are a full time student or unemployed, we offer a 25% discount of the full price of the training. Student ID or unemployment status confirmation is required to claim this discount.

If you attend one of our courses you will be entitled to a special discount for a year after the last course you attend with us. Also, if you have attended and recommended us to a friend, both you and your friend will receive a special discount. You will receive more information about it after you attend the course.

See our Customer Loyalty Discounts page for more details.

All our courses based in the UK are subject to the VAT charge of 20%. This fee is irrespective of the country of residence of the delegates.

You can, however, claim the VAT back by contacting UK tax office - HMRC, and filling the relevant form, as long as you comply with the following rules:

For Delegates coming from the EU countries

If you represent a registered business in another EU country, you can use the Refund Scheme to reclaim VAT you pay in the UK as long as all of the following apply:

  • You're not registered for VAT in the UK and don't have to, or can't be, registered here
  • You don't have a place of business or a residence in the UK
  • You don't make any supplies in the UK

You can find some more information here. In order to claim the VAT you have to fill Form 65.

For the Delegates from Non EU countries

If you represent a registered business in a non-EU country, you can use the Refund Scheme to reclaim VAT you pay in the UK as long as all of the following apply:

  • You're not registered for VAT in the UK and don't have to, or can't be, registered here
  • You don't have a place of business or a residence in the EU
  • You can only use the Refund Scheme if your own country operates a similar scheme and makes it available to UK businesses. If your country has its own Refund Scheme but doesn't let UK businesses use it, you can't claim under the UK Refund Scheme.
  • You don't make any supplies in the UK

If the following rules apply to you, please fill the 65A form and send it to HMRC.


You can cancel your participation up to a month before the course and receive a refund minus 10% of the full course value. Between 2-4 weeks before the course you will be charged 50% cancellation fee and if you cancel less than 2 weeks before the course you can only offer your place to a colleague. Up to 2 weeks before the course you can reregister for another edition for 10% reregistration fee if there is another webinar offered or you can rebook for a course in London by paying the difference in price plus 10% reregistration fee.

Classroom Courses

If there is any official travel restriction or difficulty related to the COVID pandemic around the time of the course we will convert the training into a webinar or offer to attend the next classroom edition at no extra cost.

If you are unable to attend the course, you can either send a replacement at no extra charge or, up to 10 days before the training, you can transfer your booking to another edition within the next 6 months paying administrative fee of 20% of the full course price. For any cancellation requests received between 11 days and 4 weeks from the course we offer 50% refund or reregistration to another edition for 25% of the value of the booking. For any cancellation requests received more than 4 weeks before the course date we will offer a refund less an administration fee of 10% of the full course price.

Cancellations must be made in writing (letter or email) and reach our office four weeks prior to the course date. We regret that only limited refunds can be given after this period as per points above. Non-attendance without any notification will be charged at full rate. Your place on a course is not guaranteed until we receive the payment. All payments must be made in full before the course date.

All our trainers have been working for many years in their respective sectors before they begun to teach so they bring a wealth of practical experience to the classroom.

Most of them used to work for 15 or more years in the financial sector and corporate world, and were holding positions of Directors, VP and Senior Managers. Some of them have published books and have written articles for specialised magazines and newspapers including FT, The Independent, The Times etc. You can find detailed biography of each trainer on the page of the course you want to register for.

Yes, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course you attend.

If you have to apply for a Visa to attend a course in the UK, we will issue a letter to support your application. The letter will be issued only after the payment for the course has been made.

It is delegate’s responsibility to obtain a Visa and failure to do so will not make the participant exempt from the cancellation policy.

Anyone suspected of applying for a training course simply to gain a Visa letter will be reported to their embassy.

We will need the following information to issue an invitation letter:

  • Full name as it appears on your passport
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number
  • Passport issue date
  • Passport expiry date

This topic can be arranged on in-company basis. If you have a group of 4 or more we can customise it and deliver in any location worldwide. Contact us to discuss your requirements



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