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1. Money Markets - A Library of 9 Courses
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Introduction to Money Markets
  • Components of Money Markets
  • Interest rates in the Money Markets
  • Users of money markets
  • The risks involved in money markets
Duration: 1 hour
 
 
 
This course gives an introduction to the types of instruments available in the money markets. It helps the user understand:
  • Coupon Bearing Instruments
  • Types of Coupon Bearing Instruments
  • Discount instruments
  • Types of Coupon Discount instruments
Duration: 1 hour
 
 
 
This course discusses the difference between discount and true yield and the calculation of:
  • Day count under all market conventions
  • Effective rates
  • Accrued interest
  • Interest and price for both Coupon Bearing and Discount instruments
  • Day count adjustments
  • Accruing and discounting in money markets
Duration: 1 hour
 
 
 
This course gives an introduction to the types of instruments available in the money markets. It helps the user understand:
  • The different types of money market deposits
  • Their terms and specifications
  • The mechanics involved
  • The clearing and settlement systems
Duration: 1 hour
 
 
 
This course gives an introduction to the Certificates of Deposits (CDs). It helps the user understand:
  • Features of CDs
  • Their different types
  • The markets in CDs
  • The mechanics involved and
  • Their pricing
Duration: 1 hour
 
 
 
This course gives an introduction to the Repurchase Agreement (RP or repos). It helps the user understand:
  • What are repos?
  • Types of repos
  • Different structures
  • Users & applications
Duration: 1 hour
 
 
 
This course gives an introduction to treasury bills. It helps the user understand:
  • What is a treasury bill?
  • Its features
  • Arithmetic involved
  • Valuation of treasury bill
  • Issuance of a treasury bill
Duration: 1 Hour
 
 
 
This course gives an introduction to bills of exchange. It helps the user understand:
  • What are bills of exchange?
  • How they are issued
  • Features, types and uses of bills of exchange
  • The mechanics of bills of exchange
  • Secondary market in bills of exchange
  • Risks involved in bills of exchange
Duration: 1 hour
 
 
 
This course gives an introduction to commercial papers and its features. It helps the user understand:
  • Commercial papers and their features
  • The arithmetic involved
  • How they are issued
  • Types of commercial paper
  • Risks involved in the commercial paper market
Duration: 1 Hour
 
 
 
 
 
 
2. Fixed Income Markets - A Library of 17 Courses
 
 
This course gives an introduction to the Fixed Income Markets. It helps the user understand:
  • Characteristics of fixed income markets
  • Various instruments and their classification
 
 
 
This course discusses the “yield measures” in pricing bonds. It helps the user understand:
  • Types of bonds and their pricing
  • Various yield measures
 
 
 
This course deals with various types of treasury securities and their pricing. This course helps the user to understand:
  • Market terminology
  • Pricing Treasury notes and bonds
 
 
 
This course deals with corporate bonds and their characteristics. This course helps the user understand:
  • Corporate bonds market terminology
  • Pricing
  • Role of Credit ratings
 
 
 
This course gives the details of various government bonds. It helps the user understand:
  • Australian, Candian, French, German, and Irish government bonds and their markets
  • Characteristics and market practices in the above markets
  • Risks involved in the markets
 
 
 
This course gives the details of various government bonds. It helps the user understand:
  • Italian, Spanish, Swiss, U.K and Japanese government bonds and their markets
  • Characteristics and market practices in the above markets
  • Risks involved in the markets
 
 
 
This course deals with how duration as a risk management tool helps the user in analyzing fixed income instruments. It helps the user to understand:
  • Basics of duration and modified duration
  • Computation of duration for various types of instruments
 
 
 
This course discusses convexity and its importance. This course helps the user understand:
  • Basics of convexity
  • Calculation of convexity for portfolios
  • Positive and negative convexities and their role
 
 
 
This course deals with how basis point value affects bond prices. It helps the user understand:
  • The relationship between BPV, duration and convexity
  • Methods to calculate BPV for on and off balance sheet items
 
 
 
This course discusses investing in high yield bonds. It includes:
  • Definition of high yield bonds
  • Risks involved in them
 
 
 
This course deals with Brady bonds as a special class of bond markets. It helps the user understand:
  • Brady bond market terminology
  • Pricing of Brady bonds
  • Risks associated with Brady bonds and their hedging
 
 
 
This course discusses bonds embedded with option like features. This course helps the user understand:
  • Callable and puttable bonds
  • Valuation
  • Convertible bonds and their valuation
 
 
 
This course discusses Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMO) member of mortgage-backed securities. This course helps the user understand:
  • Various types of CMOs and their structures
  • Risks inherent in CMOs
  • Legal and regulatory aspects of CMOs
 
 
 
This course deals with how interest rate swaps can be used to hedge interest rate risk in fixed income markets. It helps the user to understand:
  • Importance of interest rate risk
  • Pricing and valuation of interest rate swaps
  • Variants in interest rate swaps
  • Swaptions
 
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Interest Rate Caps
  • Corridors
  • Step up Caps
  • Captions
  • Floors
  • Collars
 
 
 
This course discusses uses of Forward Rate Agreements in interest rate risk management. This course helps the user understand:
  • Trading mechanics of FRAs
  • Trading and arbitrage strategies using FRAs
 
 
 
This course deals with the strategies traders employ in bond markets. It helps the user understand:
  • Bond trading mechanics
  • Bond stripping
  • Relative value trade
 
  Measurement Tools
3. Equity Markets - A Library of 10 Courses
 
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Functions and features of equity markets
  • Equity market participants
  • Trading and settlement procedures
  • Order types
  • Market for depository receipts
 
 
 
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Dividend Discount Model (DDM)
  • Single Period Valuation
  • Multiple Period Valuation
  • Ratio Approach to Equity Valuation
 
 
 
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and its Assumptions
  • Capital Market Line (CML)
  • Security Market Line (SML)
  • Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) and its Assumptions
 
 
 
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Stock Index Futures and its Uses
  • Types of Stock Index Futures
  • Stock Index Futures Prices
  • Cost of Carry Model
  • Fair Value for Stock Index Futures
  • Index Arbitrage
  • Cash-and-Carry Trade and its Types
  • Hedging with Stock Index Futures
 
 
 
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Mechanics of equity swaps and cash flows involved
  • Single Currency Equity Swaps
  • Cross-Currency Equity Swaps
 
 
 
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Basics of equity options
  • Famous options strategies
  • Options pricing using Black-Scholes model
 
 
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Fundamentals of Convertible Bond
  • Characteristics of Convertible Bond
  • Valuation of Convertible Bond
  • Terminology used in Convertible Bond
 
 
 
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Warrants
  • Types of Warrants
  • Advantages and Disadvantages of Warrants
  • Warrant Pricing Model (Theoretical Value)
  • Warrant Pricing Model (Market Value)
 
 
 
 
 
This course provides various techniques used for management of an equity portfolio. It helps the user understand:
  • Investment objectives and scenarios
  • Risk/return profiles
  • Efficient Frontier
  • Portfolio optimization techniques
  • Measuring and evaluating portfolio performance
 
 
 
 
 
This course explains the design and structuring of equity structured instruments. It helps the user understand:
  • Concept of Structured Products
  • Equity-linked Notes
  • Structure
  • Trading Characteristics
 
 
 
 
4. Foreign Exchange Markets - A Library of 11 Courses
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • What is Treasury Management?
  • Structure of Treasury Management
  • Functions of Treasurer and Controller
Duration: 2- 3 hours
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Concept of Risk
  • Risk Management Process
  • Determination of Business Objectives
  • Identification of Risks
  • Measurement of Risk
Duration: 2- 3 hours
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Meaning of Foreign Exchange
  • Market Size
  • Reasons to Trade FX
  • Market Timings
  • History
  • Market Participants
  • Dealing Methods
Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Spot Foreign Exchange Transactions
  • Structure of Spot Rates
  • Direct and Indirect Quotes
  • Bid-Offer Spread
  • Cross Rates
Duration: 1 hours
 
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Outright Forward Transactions
  • Determination of Forward Rates
  • Forward Cross Rates
  • Short Dates
Duration: 1 hours
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Interest Rate Parity
  • Purchasing Power Parity
  • The Fisher Effect
  • Balance of Payments Approach
  • Monetary Approach
  • Portfolio Balance Approach
  • Forecasting Exchange Rates
Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours
 
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Futures vs. Forward Contracts
  • Currency Futures Market
  • Futures Contract Specifications
  • Marking to Market
  • Futures Quotation
  • Pricing Currency Futures
  • Hedging with Currency Futures
  • Speculation with Currency Futures
Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
 
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Currency Options
  • Basic Option Strategies
  • Covered Strategies
  • Spread Strategies
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
 
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • FX Swaps
  • Currency Swaps
  • Currency Swap vs. FX Swap
  • Quoting Conventions
  • Types of Swaps
  • Uses of Currency Swaps
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours
 
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • Second Generation Forwards
    • Range Forwards
    • Participating Forwards
    • Break Forwards
  • Forward Sale Agreement
Duration: 2 hours
 
 
 
Topics covered include:
  • ACI Model Codes regulations
Duration: 2 - 2.5 hours
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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