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Study the products, the participants & the concepts in today's capital markets

A five-day practical training course


We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements and deliver it face-to-face or digitally. Contact Leigh Kendall for more information.

A Masterclass in International Capital Markets

What you'll learn

  • Price and hedge FRAs, futures, bonds, swaps and shares
  • Exploit arbitrage opportunities in the markets
  • Understand the connections between the products so that you can use them more effectively
  • Understand the forces and factors driving the capital markets
  • Unravel the jargon of the capital markets 

Case studies and practical sessions

  • Constructing an asset allocation strategy
  • Contrasting debt and equity finance
  • Why capital structure matters
  • Using equity options in portfolio management
  • Approximating bond prices mentally
  • Swap driven bond issues
  • Interest rate risk management
  • Trading currency options
  • Hedging currency receivables
  • Managing duration while hedging the interest rate risk in a portfolio
  • Analysing the risks in a structured product by examining how it is hedged
  • Mexico’s oil hedge - buying OTC put options
  • Time for real change in capital markets and investment banking

Key information

Course leader: Alan McDougall

Online course fee: £2999 + VAT if applicable
London course fee: £4999 plus VAT = £5998.80

Why choose IFF?

TRACK RECORD – we have been delivering expert training to the banking, finance and energy sectors since 1991
INNOVATION – our courses are continually reviewed so you can be sure they are focusing on the most current issues
KNOWLEDGE – all of our trainers are highly experienced practitioners and leading subject matter experts so you can be confident you are learning from the very best
SMALL CLASS SIZES – to aid learning and increase your personal interaction with the trainer
VALUE – we provide a practical training experience with skills that can be used immediately to gain a tangible return on your investment
ACCREDITATION – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC)

Kunal Medhekar


Abu Dhabi Investment

The method of content delivery by the trainer made this course very interesting & interactive. His extensive knowledge of market & practical examples on subjects covered, helped us understand things better

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CPD Certified

Engaging in Continuing Professional Development ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’, regardless of occupation, age or educational level. This course has been assessed and is CPD certified.