Financial Markets and Products
A financial market is where traders trade financial securities, commodities, and value at low transaction costs and at prices that reflect supply and demand. Financial “products” are contracts that can be negotiated on capital markets. Securities include stocks and bonds, and commodities include precious metals or agricultural products.
Financial Markets & Products – A 2-Day Workshop
This area tests your knowledge of financial products and the markets in which they trade, more specifically, the following knowledge areas:
- Structures and functions of financial institutions
- Structure and mechanics of OTC and exchange markets
- Structure, mechanics, and valuation of forwards, futures, swaps, and options
- Hedging with derivatives
- Interest rates and measures of interest rate sensitivity
- Foreign exchange risk
- Corporate bonds
- Mortgage-backed securities
What Will You Learn
At the end of this “Financial Markets & Products” workshop, participants should be able to understand:
- The structure of commercial and investment banking, the way banks are regulated, the nature of risks facing them, and the role of capital in providing cushion against losses.
- How financial derivatives play a key role in risk.
- The structures and operations of central counterparties (CCPs).
- Important classes of fixed income securities
Workshop Duration: 2 Days