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ID Name Duration Overview
199 Stock Exchange and Investment 7 hours This training is designed for anyone who is interested in the stock exchange and investment. It intends to make people understand the technicalities with simple examples. This course will explain how the stock exchange works in relation to the London Stock Exchange. It guides you through the history of LSE and other Stock Exchanges. The participant will get familiar with financial site of LSE, how the share prices are calculated and what derivatives are and how the stock exchange is regulated by the government. This course does NOT advise you what to invest in! Exchange Markets The need of price discovery Demand and Supply Types of Exchange Markets and their implementations Short history of stock exchange Stock Exchange and alternative markets Stock Exchange Technicalities Types of financial instruments Shares, bonds Derivatives Shares How share price is calculated Types of shares Demand and supply Factors which may effect demand and supply Market and net value Source of income from shares Dividends Profit from sale Gilts and Bonds Derivatives What are derivatives? Risk hedge and speculation Futures Forward contracts Options Covered warrants Indexes How a value of indices is calculated LSE indices Stock Exchange and Regulation How Stock Exchanges are regulated by government in the UK and the US London Stock Exchange Finding a stockbroker Trading over the Internet
6378 Foreign Exchange and the Currency Markets for Business 7 hours The course has been created for business people exposed to risks related to currency exchange. Importers, exporters, people sending monies abroad and all other people interested how the currency market works. This course explains the workings of the Foreign Exchange Markets for information ONLY and does NOT provide Investment Advice! Background Understanding the Forex market Factors influencing exchange rates Foreign Exchange Risk Spot Transactions and Forward Contracts Exotic Contracts Settlement and Delivery Hedging and Risk Management Regulation Bank or Broker?
162263 Investment Banking: Introduction to Structured Products 21 hours Introduction to Structured Products The purpose of the course is to provide delegates with an introduction to the Structured Products used in investment banking. On completion of the course all delegates will have a working knowledge of the subject and will be able answer What are structured products? Why issue them? How do issuers and investors benefit? How do you structure and price a range of derivative products? What are the risks and costs of producing structured financial products? What are embedded derivatives? What are exotic options? What are the pricing and hedging considerations? Session 1 – Structured Products What is a structured product? Types of structured product Asset back securities Collateralised debt obligations Collateralised mortgage obligations The role of the special purpose vehicle How to price structured products What are the key risks? Accounting for structured products How to price a structured product Session 2: Interest Rate Structures Embedded options & swaps Reverse floaters Leveraged swap linked notes Bonds linked to rates other than libor Extendible and cancellable swaps Embedded swaptions Session 3 – Options Contracts Introduction to options Options terminology Traded vs OTC Option premium Confirmation and settlement Volatility Pricing an option – Binomial model Black Scholes Other approaches The importance of the yield curve Session 4 – Swaps contracts Introduction to swaps Swap definitions Quality spread differential Interest rate swaps Currency swaps Pricing interest rate swaps Swap valuations Model risk and the importance of pricing feeds Confirmation and settlement Counterparty credit risk Collateral and collateral management Session 5 – Introduction to Derivatives What is a derivative? Why are people worried about derivatives? Key concepts Arbitrage and the original purpose of derivatives – the mutual coincidence of wants Benefits and uses of derivatives Hedging and trading Session 6 – Foreign Exchange Banking book v trading book Market conventions Language of foreign exchange The process of trading foreign exchange Electronic and telephone trading Dealing room controls Currency terms Session 7 – Forward Transactions Introduction to forward contracts Purpose of forward contracts Pricing a forward contract and the importance of Libor Documenting a forward contract Introduction to the ISDA Confirming and settling forward contacts Session 8 – Futures Contracts Introduction to futures contracts The role of the futures exchange The nature of futures contracts The role in trading Pricing a futures contract Hedging with futures The importance of margin accounting Confirmation and settlement Session 9: Equity Swaps Fund management objectives Using a swap with an equity price index Example of cash flows of an equity swap Total return swaps and other credit derivatives Session 10 – What goes wrong in practice Scenario modelling and derivatives Bankers Trust Barings Allfirst LTCM Enron Session 11 – Introduction to Advanced Topics The management of interest rate risk Introduction to collateralised instruments Counterparty credit risk and derivatives Legal risk and derivatives Value at risk and Exposure at default Loss given default and probability of default Stress testing and liquidity risk Scenario modelling The impact of international accounting standards, IAS 39 and IFRS 7 Asset recognition and derecognition

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