The City and Financial Markets - Introduction

BPP Professional Education
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6 hours
650 GBP excl. VAT
Online courses
e-learning / Online / Distance

Course description

The City & Financial Markets - Introduction

At its heart, the City is a market place just like any other. But, it can often seem so much more complicated than that.This intensive one-day course introduces, in a logical and jargon-free way, the basic structure and operations of the City's financial markets. No prior knowledge of the City or financial markets is assumed.

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Suitability - Who should attend?

This course will be of benefit to those who are a new, recent or potential recruit to the financial services industry with little or no knowledge of the City. If you wish to gain a good understanding of financial instruments and the markets on which they trade, then this intensive one-day course is for you.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • Financial Risks Faced by Companies and how the City Can Mitigate Them
  • The Players - A Description of the Functions of:
  • Investment banks
  • Commercial banks
  • Private banks
  • Hedge funds
  • Other financial institutions
  • Role of the Central Bank and Regulator
  • What does the Central Bank do?
  • Role of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • Currency and Money Markets
  • Currency market - Spot and forward
  • Money markets - T-bills, certificates of deposit and repos
  • Interest rates - Process of setting rates and implications for the macroeconomy
  • Interest rate swaps
  • Bond Market
  • UK gilts
  • Corporate bonds
  • Ratings agencies
  • Warrants and convertibles
  • Eurobonds
  • Equity Markets
  • Nature of shares - Ordinary and preference
  • Primary market - New issues of equities
  • Secondary market trading
  • Market indices
  • Investor ratios - Earnings per share, Price/Earnings ratio
  • Introduction to Derivatives
  • Futures - Definition and terminology, using futures: speculators/hedgers
  • Options - Definition and terminology, simple uses of options: calls and puts
  • Interest rate swaps
  • Commodity markets
  • Insurance and Shipping Markets
  • Lloyd's of London
  • Baltic Exchange

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