An Introduction to Equity Markets

London Stock Exchange Group Academy
Course summary
1 day
681 GBP excl. VAT
Part time
Online courses
Next available date: 07/09/2020 - Online courses
Corporate Training for Teams

Course description

Introduction to Equity Markets - Virtual Classroom Course

This virtual course with be facilitated by expert who worked within the London Stock Exchange. Participants will learn about the equity markets with the help of live market data, case studies and worked examples. These combine to provide an overview of how mature equity markets function and put a company’s role within these markets into context.

The course aims to build a framework for understanding:

  • The role of the Exchange in the context of the UK financial services industry
  • How, where and why UK and international companies are listed and admitted to trading
  • The evolution of trading markets
  • The different factors that can affect company share prices
  • The technology that underpins the efficient operation of the market
  • How and why markets are regulated and
  • How financial market crimes are detected and investigated
  • Short selling, stock borrowing and stock

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is suitable for a wide range of delegates from publicly traded companies to financial services, including:

  • Compliance professionals
  • Company secretarial staff
  • Investor relations professionals
  • Financial PR
  • Finance directors/controllers
  • Lawyers and accountants
  • Listed company advisors
  • Back office staff
  • New graduates in the securities industry
  • Those working in a support function within financial organisations

Training Course Content

The development of London Stock Exchange over time

  • Brief history and major milestones of London Stock Exchange Group
  • Key functions of an exchange

Primary Markets

  • How and why companies issue equity
  • Types of flotation and further capital raising
  • Role of the UKLA and London Stock Exchange in capital markets
  • Main Market
  • AIM
  • Professional Securities Market (PSM)
  • Specialist Fund Market (SFM)

Secondary Markets

  • Instruments traded
  • Key market participants
  • Evolution of the trading markets
  • Membership, trading connectivity and Rulebook
  • Quote-driven trading
  • SETS order book trading

The Panel on Takeovers and Mergers (POTAM)

  • The role of POTAM
  • Principles of the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers
  • UK and European legislative position

The role of London Stock Exchange in regulating the markets

  • Role of RNS in the dissemination of inside information
  • Market abuse
  • Market monitoring

How is a company’s closing share price arrived at each day?

  • How closing prices are determined
  • Understanding the auction process
  • Live demonstration
  • Watch the crossing and uncrossing process unfold through a live feed to the market


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London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Academy

LSEG Academy - Financial training from the London Stock Exchange Group

As the training arm of the world-renowned London Stock Exchange Group, LSEG Academy works to help professionals develop the practical skills they need to navigate today's rapidly evolving financial markets. Academy designs, develops and delivers courses for clients across the...

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EC4M 7LS London

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