Financial Markets and Investment Banking

Financial Markets and Investment Banking

MVLCO offers a comprehensive training program extensively focused on global financial markets. The course focuses on developed countries, mainly USA, Europe and India. The intensive program is designed to give you a thorough and comprehensive understanding of financial market operations.
The participants will learn how the global financial markets operate. This intensive course uses a balance of lectures, workshops, case studies and discussions. The program emphasizes on active participation from delegates and includes exercises and case studies.
The course is mainly directed to those wishing to work in financial markets or those who provide services to financial markets.

Delivery mode: Classroom/virtual classroom/online

Duration: Three full days

Course level: Foundation level

Delivery mode: Live Classroom, Virtual Classroom, Blended

What will you learn?

When you complete this course, you will have understanding of :

  • Different types financial market products
  • How financial markets operate
  • How treasuries operate in banks
  • Risks involved in financial products and transactions
  • How trading takes place in global financial markets

Course content:

Concept of financial markets

  • Role of financial markets
  • Money Market
  • Securities Market
  • Primary market
  • Secondary market
  • OTC
  • Third and fourth market
  • Auctions
  • Private placements
  • Kerb deals
  • Shelf registration

Terminology

  • Interest , Floating, Fixed
  • Cap/Floor/Collar
  • Dividend
  • YTM
  • Duration
  • Margin
  • Brokerage
  • Day count convention
  • Unscheduled holiday
  • DvP and PvP mechanisms

Entities in securities market

  • Issuer
  • Market Regulator/s
  • SEC USA
  • Other countries
  • Exchanges and indexes
  • What is listing on exchanges
  • What is traded on exchanges
  • NYSE – Dow Jones/S&P 500
  • NASDAQ – NASDAQ Composite
  • Tokyo – Nikkei 225
  • London – FTSE
  • Hong Kong – Hang Seng
  • Euronext – CAC 40
  • Deutche Bourse – Xetra DAX

Participants

  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Mutual funds
  • Pension funds
  • Insurance companies
  • Corporates
  • Retail customers
  • Brokers
  • Fannie Mae
  • Freddi Mac

Custodians

  • Dematerialisation

Deal types

  • Exchange trading
  • OTC

Brief introduction to treasury

  • Brief introduction to treasury
  • Mid office
  • Back office

 Transactions/order type

  • Market order , Limit order , Stop order , Stop limit order
  • GFD/GTC order , Fill or kill order

Products

  • Money Market
  • Treasury Bills
  • Certificates of deposits
  • Commercial paper
  • Bankers acceptances
  • Eurodollars
  • Repos and reverse repos
  • Federal funds
  • Brokers calls

 Equities

  • Common stock, Preferred stock
  • Depository receipts , ADR, GDR
  • Options in case of securities
  • Call option, Put option

Mutual Funds

  • Open/closed ended
  • Growth/dividend/balanced
  • Equity/liquid/diversified/sector
  • Mutual fund operations

Transaction systems

  • Types of trades
    1. Proprietary trades
    2. Customer trades
  • Securities and funds settlement process
    1. Depository settlements
    2. Funds settlements
    3. Failed settlements
    4. Interest and other claims

 Bond Market

  • Treasury notes
  • Government bonds/GSECS
  • Federal agency debt
  • The Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB)
  • The Federal National Mortgagte Association (FNMA) or Fannie Mae
  • The Government National Mortgage Association (GNMA) or Ginnie Mae
  • The Federal Home Loan Mortagage Corporation (FHLMC) or Freddie Mac
  • Municipal bonds
  • General obligation bond
  • Industrial development bond
  • International bonds
  • Eurobonds
  • Dragon bonds
  • Corporate bonds
  • Mortgage backed securities (MBS)
  • Asset backed securities (ABS)
  • Pass through certificates (PTC)
  • Floaters/Reverse floaters
  • Bond mathematics
    1. Current yield
    2. Yield to maturity
    3. Yield curve
    4. Duration
    5. Value at Risk (VaR)
  • Risks in bond markets
  • Bond ratings – Internal and external
  • Risk management through limits
    1. Duration based limits
    2. Maturity based limits
    3. Ratings based limits
    4. Issuer based limits
    5. Debt market products

Derivatives market

  • Options , Call , Put , Futures , Forwards/FRA
  • Swaps Swaptions
  • Forward and futures contracts
    1. Trading on margin
    2. Relationship between cash and future prices
    3. Hedging strategies
    4. Trading strategies
    5. Off-setting contracts
  • Options and swaps
    1. Options contracts
    2. Pricing an option
    3. The Greeks
    4. Trading strategies for options
  • Swaps transactions
    1. Interest rate swaps/Forward Rate Agreements (FRAs)
    2. FX swaps and currency swaps
    3. Equity swaps

Types of bonds

  • How bond markets work
  • Bond valuation and bond yields

Trading in bond markets

  • Issuers in the primary markets
  • Credit rating and credit rating agencies
  • Players in the secondary markets

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