Market Structure, Products and Regulatory Trends (Capital Markets 101)

New York Institute of Finance

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  • 2 days
  • in person

New York Institute of Finance

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Who should attend

Trading and sales support personnel

  • regulators
  • compliance staff
  • financial journalists
  • anyone seeking a through grounding in capital markets and products

About the course

This course offers an introductory survey of the key drivers, players and features of global capital markets. The program provides a thorough grounding in the full range of capital market instruments.

This course is the first component of the Capital Markets Professional Certificate.

Prerequisite knowledge:

  • Basic MS Excel skills

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 4: TIME VALUE OF MONEY

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

MODULE 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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

** 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
  • Read bond and equity listings and decide whether the deals worked well for the parties involved
  • Describe the role of equity from both the issuer's and investor's perspectives
  • Distinguish among the different types of stock markets
  • Identify the key regulators of the financial system
  • Describe the primary objectives of capital markets regulation
  • Apply knowledge to today’s financial situations

Market Structure, Products and Regulatory Trends (Capital Markets 101) at New York Institute of Finance

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