Global Capital Markets

100 Hours / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Mentor Supported

Course Overview:

Financial markets have evolved over the past few years and become very robust and complex in nature. To be able to succeed, it requires specialized knowledge and skills of both the functioning of the markets and the financial instruments.

These e-learning modules on financial markets and instruments not only offer the readers a basic understanding of the various markets and instruments but also provide detailed knowledge covering the qualitative and quantitative aspects of all markets and the instruments traded therein.

Course Outline:

Brokerage-Operations
  • Explain the need of prime brokerage
  • Describe the major services offered by prime brokers
  • Discuss the future of prime brokerage
Commodity and Energy Markets
  • Types of commodities and their characteristics
  • Delivery and settlement methods in commodity trading
  • Natural gas and electricity market
  • Various types of commodity derivatives
  • Commodity forwards
  • Commodity futures
  • Commodity options
  • Commodity swaps
Equity Markets
  • Understand the dynamics of global equity markets
  • Apply various models to value equity
  • Use equity derivatives for hedging as well as trading purposes
  • Enhance returns and measure performance using portfolio management techniques
  • Design and structure equity-structured products
Fixed Income Markets
  • Types and Features of Fixed-Income Securities
  • Bond Mathematics
  • Characteristics of Various Global Bonds
  • Collateralized Mortgage Obligations
  • Fixed Income Derivatives
  • Various Trading Strategies
Flotation
  • Describe floatation as a source of finance and illustrate its advantages and disadvantages
  • Explain the listing requirements; list the contents of prospectus; and describe the listing procedure
  • Describe the IPO trends, stages of an IPO, and the roles of advisers and analysts in the IPO process
  • Describe various floatation methods and illustrate the effect of different factors on flotation method's selection
  • Explain the concept and the necessity of subsequent issue of shares
Foreign Exchange Markets
  • Nuances of foreign exchange markets
  • Foreign exchange derivative products
  • Second-generation forward contracts
  • FX trading controls
Money Markets
  • Fundamentals of money markets
  • Terminology of instruments
  • Arithmetic involved
  • Issuance related aspects, and
  • Specific technicalities, if any
Trading Operation Controls
  • Trading and operational activities in trade life cycle
  • Various functions performed by the front office
  • Various functions performed by the middle office
  • Various functions performed by the back office
System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.