Focus on ETFs - Online Academy

IFF - International Faculty of Finance
Course summary
Professional Training
5 weeks, 2 hrs p/w
499 GBP excl. VAT
Online courses

Suitability - Who should attend?

The programme is suitable for:

  • Marketing and Distribution Professionals
  • Private Bankers/Wealth Managers
  • Equity and Fixed Income Analysts
  • Hedge Fund Analysts
  • Fund Structurers
  • Fund Administrators
  • Family Office Managers
  • Private investors
  • Financial Advisors
  • Those looking to expand their knowledge of capital markets and financial services

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By completing this course, delegates will be able to:

  • Contrast the limitations of traditional collective investment vehicles (CIVs) with features of ETFs
  • Identify the chief risks associated with holding ETFs
  • Identify and analyse the special tracking error issues behind inverse and leveraged ETFs
  • Explain the demise of ETFs that implemented short volatility strategies
  • Describe how to implement a forex hedge with an ETF that tracks a G10 currency
  • Explain how bond-based ETFs have different behaviour to actual bonds
  • Describe the performance of various widely used smart beta ETFs
  • Identify risks for ETFs based on market capacity and liquidity issues
  • Explain the liquidity risks with ETFs that focus on emerging and frontier markets

Training Course Content

This training course is designed to cover the following topics:

Module 1: The Exchange Traded Product Landscape

  • Historical Development of Exchange Traded Products
  • Footprint of ETPs in Global Capital Markets
  • ETFs as Structured Products
  • Case study

Module 2: Mechanics of ETFs

  • Organisational Structure of ETFs
  • Secondary Market Features of ETFs
  • Key Investment Metrics of ETFs
  • Case study

Module 3: Equity-Based ETFs

  • Global Equity Indices
  • Sector Index Products
  • Leveraged and Inverse Equity ETF Products
  • Equity Investment Style ETFs
  • Case study

Module 4: Fixed Income and Miscellaneous ETFs

  • Total Return Fixed Income Products
  • Credit Quality Products
  • Commodity and Currency ETFs
  • Case study

Module 5: Uses and Risks of ETFs in Portfolio Management

  • Active Vs Passive Investment
  • Smart Beta Strategies
  • Implementing Global Macro Strategies With ETFs
  • Special Risks With ETFs
  • Case study


The cost of this Focus on ETFs training course is £499+ VAT per delegate.

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International Faculty of Finance - IFF Finance & IFE Energy - Specialist Training Courses

As one of the world's leading specialist financial training organisations, The International Faculty of Finance, provides participants in the global financial markets with intensive technical training programmes designed to help them succeed on the global stage.  Established in 1991 we...

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