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LFS Capital Markets Fundamentals

The Capital Markets are the main arenas where borrowers, lenders and investors – Governments, Central Banks, Banks, Insurance Companies, Fund Managers, Companies, etc. – all come together to carry out their various financial transactions and engagements.

This hands-on programme will give you a solid understanding of the overall structure, and regulation, of financial markets, as well as the key factors that drive market performance, the main participants and the main products of Equity markets, Government Bonds, Credit and Foreign Exchange including Derivatives. The course is completed by a section covering the basics of Options.

Practical exercises are used extensively to ensure that participants can apply the learning immediately and are able to advance their career.

This programme benefits all professionals new to the Capital Markets industry, including those working in ancillary roles and in the finance and funding areas of banks, companies and governments.

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Who The Course is For

This course is designed for anyone who needs to learn about Capital Markets and then progress to more advanced market / product-specific topics.

  • People recently graduated or transferring to a career in Capital Markets from other industries
  • Professionals from other areas working in financial institutions (e.g. lawyers, marketers, IT)
  • Bank, Insurance Company, Pension Fund and Asset Management employees
  • Central Bank and Government Funding personnel
  • Finance and treasury departments in publicly listed companies
  • Risk managers, finance professionals, auditors, accountants and financial advisors
Learning Objectives
  • Understand the overall structure of financial markets and the main participants and their financial requirements
  • Learn about the key asset classes – Equities, Money Markets, Government Bonds, Credit, FX and Derivatives – and what drives their performance
  • Understand the details of the main financial products in each of the above asset classes and how they are issued and traded
  • Become familiar with basic Derivative products and how / why they are used
  • Gain insights into the key global regulators, the main regulations and the effect that they have on market participants
Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge is required for this course.

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