A Masterclass in International Capital Markets

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Why take this course

You will explore the debt and equity capital markets by looking at real-life transactions from the perspective of issuers, traders, salespeople and investors. Much of the work is embedded in case studies and exercises so the course is interactive and you’ll learn by working through transactions.

The course covers both cash market transactions as well as forwards, futures, swaps and options. In addition to examining the products and the participants in the markets, you will have the opportunity to learn how the underlying concepts drive the deals that come to the markets so that you can develop a clear understanding of how the markets work and how you can most effectively use them to your advantage.

Return to work with a complete picture of the products, the participants, the concepts and the forces driving capital markets transactions.

What You Will Learn

After the course, you'll be able to:

  • Price and hedge FRAs, futures, bonds, swaps and shares
  • Exploit arbitrage opportunities in the markets
  • Understand the connections between the products so that you can use them more effectively
  • Understand the forces and factors driving the capital markets
  • Unravel the jargon of the capital markets



  • Financing a business
  • Asset allocation
  • Leverage
  • Capital structure: what it is and why it matters
  • Mezzanine finance


  • Equity capital markets
  • Equity derivatives
  • Equity options
  • Private equity


  • Bond pricing
  • International bond issues
  • Securitisation
  • Money markets
  • Yield curves
  • Valuing interest rate swaps
  • Foreign exchange


  • Swaps & swaptions & structured products
  • Interest rate options
  • Currency options
  • Asset & liability management


  • Credit derivatives, structured products & risk management
  • Commodity hedging
  • Risk management
  • Regulatory environment

Agenda Summary

Equity Capital Markets

  • Asset Allocation
  • Equity Capital Markets
  • Equity Derivatives
  • Equity Options
  • Private Equity

Debt Capital Markets

  • Leverage
  • Mezzanine Finance
  • Bond Pricing
  • International Bond Issues
  • Securitisation

Foreign Exchange & Money Markets

  • Money Markets
  • Yield Curves
  • Foreign Exchange

Interest Rate & Currency Swaps & Swaptions & Structured Products

  • Swaps & Swaptions
  • Interest Rate Options
  • Currency Options
  • Asset & Liability Management

Commodity Derivatives, Credit Derivatives, Risk Management and Regulation

  • Credit Derivatives, Structured Products & Risk Management
  • Commodity Hedging
  • Risk Management
  • Regulatory Environment

Exercises and Case Studies

  • Constructing an asset allocation strategy
  • CFDs
  • Contrasting debt and equity finance
  • Mezzanine finance
  • Approximating bond prices mentally
  • Swire Pacific 6.25% April 2018
  • Hedging floating rate debt with FRAs and interest rate futures
  • Valuing fixed and floating rate cash flows
  • Hedging in the forward market
  • Aligning market views with currency option strategies
  • Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Global Investment Committee
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • VA Linux
  • National Grid’s rights issue
  • Fidelity/JP Morgan – equity index swap
  • Using equity options in portfolio management
  • Baskin Robbins
  • New international bond issue
  • Swap driven bond issues
  • Pernod Ricard
  • Millennium BCP
  • Ford Motor Credit
  • Interest rate swap valuation
  • Asset and liability management
  • Multi-currency debt management and currency overlay
  • Interest rate risk management
  • European Investment Bank
  • Hedging interest rate risk with interest rate options
  • Trading currency options
  • Hedging currency receivables
  • ITM and OTM options
  • Analysing the risks in a structured product by examining how it is hedged
  • Managing duration while hedging the interest rate risk in a portfolio
  • Mexico’s oil hedge - buying OTC put options
  • Braeburn Capital - managing Apple’s interest rate risk exposures


Alan McDougall

Alan helps banks and their clients to manage risk. He has designed and delivered over 1600 highly interactive training days in more than 40 countries for the International Faculty of Finance, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Rabobank, BNP Paribas, Societe Generale, U...

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