The City and Financial Markets - Introduction - 3 September 2018

This interactive programme is delivered online live, allowing delegates to interact with expert presenters from either a computer or mobile device.  For an overview of the technology and live class experience, watch our short explanatory video to find out more.

How is it delivered?

Same content as a traditional course just spread over 2 days in shorter 3 hour sessions. No more travel no more losing a day out of the office. For those who prefer the traditional approach please visit our face to face class schedule

Session 1

Mon 3 September 2018 9:30am – 12:30pm

Session 2

Wed 6 September 2018 9:30am – 12:30pm

Please note that each session has 15 minutes of non teaching time included, this is to ensure we have time to help you get set up ahead of your learning  
* Before purchasing we advise that you check your system compatibility with this online test passing tests 1,2 & 3 means you're good to go number 4 is not so important.

Delegates

This course will be of benefit to those who are a new, recent or potential recruit to the financial services industry with little or no knowledge of the City. If you wish to gain a good understanding of financial instruments and the markets on which they trade, then this intensive one-day course is for you.

Course overview:

This course will be of benefit to those who are a new, recent or potential recruit to the financial services industry with little or no knowledge of the City. If you wish to gain a good understanding of financial instruments and the markets on which they trade, then this intensive one-day course is for you.

Learning outcomes:

  • Financial Risks Faced by Companies and how the City Can Mitigate Them
  • The Players - A Description of the Functions of:
    • Investment banks
    • Commercial banks
    • Private banks
    • Hedge funds
    • Other financial institutions
  • Role of the Central Bank and Regulator
    • What does the Central Bank do?
    • Role of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Currency and Money Markets
    • Currency market - Spot and forward
    • Money markets - T-bills, certificates of deposit and repos
    • Interest rates - Process of setting rates and implications for the macroeconomy
    • Interest rate swaps
  • Bond Market
    • UK gilts
    • Corporate bonds
    • Ratings agencies
    • Warrants and convertibles
    • Eurobonds
  • Equity Markets
    • Nature of shares - Ordinary and preference
    • Primary market - New issues of equities
    • Secondary market trading
    • Market indices
    • Investor ratios - Earnings per share, Price/Earnings ratio
  • Introduction to Derivatives
    • Futures - Definition and terminology, using futures: speculators/hedgers
    • Options - Definition and terminology, simple uses of options: calls and puts
    • Interest rate swaps
    • Commodity markets
  • Insurance and Shipping Markets
    • Lloyd's of London
    • Baltic Exchange

CPD:

6 hours

Duration of access:

You will have access to the programme for 6 months from the date of the first live session (this includes recordings, learning materials, certificate of completion and other programme information). 

"A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon request, following attendance."

24 seats available.
Price: £640.00 (excludes VAT)
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