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New York Institute of Finance

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

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Jun 3—4
2 days
New York, New York, United States
USD 1889
USD 944 per day
Sep 9—10
2 days
New York, New York, United States
USD 1700
USD 850 per day
Dec 9—10
2 days
New York, New York, United States
USD 1511
USD 755 per day

Description

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

Who should attend

Trading and sales support personnel * regulators
* compliance staff * financial journalists * anyone seeking a through grounding in capital markets and products

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