Capital Markets Professional Certificate

New York Institute of Finance

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  • 5 days
  • online, in person

New York Institute of Finance

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Who should attend

Anyone seeking to understand capital markets and instruments

About the course

This introductory program offers a comprehensive survey of capital markets. Money and banking, the role of central banks and the evolving regulatory landscape are reviewed. The program also provides a thorough grounding in the full range of capital market instruments.

CURRICULUM

Day 1

MODULE 1: CAPITAL MARKETS AND KEY PARTICIPANTS

  • Introduction to Global Financial Markets
  • How Banking and Financial Markets Work Together
  • Function of Financial Intermediaries: Indirect Finance
  • Types of Financial Intermediaries
  • Identifying The Key Participants and Their Impact on the Market
  • Four Core Markets: Debt, Equity, Money Markets and Foreign Exchange
  • Internationalization of Financial Markets

MODULE 2: MONEY MARKETS

  • Interbank Loans and Deposits
  • Certificates of Deposit
  • Commercial Paper
  • Repos
  • Treasury Bills
  • Bankers Acceptances

MODULE 3: FOREIGN EXCHANGE (FX)

  • Structure of The FX Market
  • How the Market Trades
  • Understanding FX Prices - Spot Rates
  • Reading Prices and Calculating Simple Values
  • Calculating and Understanding Cross Rates
  • Introduction to FX Forwards

Day 2

MODULE 1: TIME VALUE OF MONEY

  • Time Value of Money (TVM)
  • Present Value
  • Future Value
  • Valuing Annuities
  • T-Bill Yield
  • Bond Equivalent Yield

MODULE 2: BOND MARKETS AND RISK

  • Role of Debt in Capital Structure
  • International Bonds
  • Plain Vanilla Bonds
  • Borrowing Structures
  • Price-Yield Relationship
  • Yield Curves
  • Economy/Business Cycle
  • Primary Dealers
  • Secondary Markets
  • Treasury Auction
  • Types Of Bond Risk
  • Credit Ratings
  • Credit Spreads

MODULE 3: EQUITY MARKETS AND TRADING

  • Common Stock
  • Preferred Stock
  • Rights/Warrants
  • Depository Receipts
  • Convertible Bonds
  • Primary and Secondary Markets
  • Dark Pools
  • Quote and Order Driven Markets
  • Order Execution
  • Short Selling

MODULE 4: REGULATION OF THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM

  • Financial Regulators
  • Motivation for Regulation and Oversight
  • Asymmetric Information and Financial Regulation
  • The 1980s U.S. Banking Crisis
  • Banking Crisis Throughout the World
  • The Dodd-Frank Bill and Future Regulation
  • Basel III

Day 3

MODULE 1: EQUITY INDEXES

  • Market Segmentation
  • Index Construction and Weighting
  • Bias, Tracking Error and Rebalancing
  • Trading and Hedging Strategies using Index Products

MODULE 2: EQUITY VALUATION

  • Uses and Limitations of Valuation
  • Valuation Models
  • Model Inputs
  • Ratio Analysis
  • Intrinsic Valuation
  • Relative Valuation
  • Equity Risk Premium
  • Dividend Discount Models
  • Method of Comparables
  • Enterprise Value and Economic Value Added (EVA)
  • Oracle Valuation Case

MODULE 3: EQUITY INVESTMENT VEHICLES

  • Mutual Funds
  • Hedge Funds
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Back to Top

Day 4

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO DERIVATIVES

  • Characteristics of Derivatives
  • Hedging and Speculative Uses
  • ISDA Framework and Regulation

MODULE 2: FUTURES AND FORWARDS

  • Futures and Forwards Markets
  • Exchanges, Clearinghouses and OTC
  • Hedging and speculating with Futures
  • Trade Execution
  • Settlement and Margining
  • Bond Futures
  • Index Futures

MODULE 3: SWAPS

  • History and Evolution of Swaps
  • Characteristics & Features of Swaps
  • Fundamentals of Pricing Interest Rate Swaps
  • Application of Interest Rate Swaps to Hedging Situations
  • FX Swaps

MODULE 4: OPTIONS

  • History and Evolution of Options Market.
  • Options Terminology
  • Evaluate Risk/Reward - Payoff Profiles & Break-Evens
  • Identify Basic Characteristics of options, caps & floors and swaptions
  • Identify Factors of Options Pricing

Day 5

MODULE 1: CREDIT DERIVATIVES

  • Define and Identify Credit Derivatives
  • Total Return Swaps And Credit Default Swaps
  • Identify Mechanics Of Basket and Portfolio Credit Default Swaps

MODULE 2: EQUITY AND BOND IPO PARTICIPANTS

  • Company Management
  • Board of Directors
  • Counsel
  • Independent Accountants
  • Pre-IPO shareholders
  • Managing Underwriters
  • Underwriter’s Counsel
  • Research Analysts
  • SEC
  • Corporate Bond Issuance

MODULE 3: TIMING AND MAJOR STEPS IN IPO PROCESS

  • Pre-Organizational Meeting
  • Organizational Meeting
  • Post-Organizational Meeting

MODULE 4: DESK READY SKILLS KNOWLEDGE CHECK

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Identify the global trends in volume for various financial products and articulate the macroeconomic reasons for those trends
  • Understand how bonds, equity, foreign exchange and money market products are traded
  • Structure and price a plain vanilla bond for the current market place
  • Identify the key regulators of the financial system
  • Describe the primary objectives of capital markets regulation
  • Read bond and equity listings and decide whether the deals worked well for the parties involved
  • Choose the best derivative to hedge against risk in real-life financial situations
  • Calculate the profit or loss on futures trades
  • Construct a swap and calculate the benefit of the swap to each counterparty
  • Invest the money held by a pension fund both geographically and by asset class
  • Describe the role of equity from both the issuer's and investor's perspectives
  • Distinguish among the different types of stock markets
  • Describe the main methods used in equity valuation
  • Explain the major steps in the IPO process
  • Identify the key participants in the IPO process
  • Apply knowledge to today’s financial situations

Capital Markets Professional Certificate at New York Institute of Finance

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