Capital Structure of Financial Institutions

This course provides participants with an introduction to capital and capital structure of corporates and financial institutions. It covers key instruments and accounting treatments. It also explains key financial institution regulatory ratios.


This course is for individuals with a working knowledge of FX and derivative markets.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

  • Define capital and capital structure
  • Differentiate between corporate and FI capital structures
  • Define share capital and reserves
  • Explain accounting treatment of intercorporate investments
  • Describe bank regulation and regulatory ratios

Course Content

Capital Structure of FIs

  • Definition of capital and capital structure
  • Typical capital structure of a corporate and understanding the key instruments
  • Capital Structure of an investment bank and understanding the key instruments
  • An insight into the FI regulatory environment
  • Key FI regulatory ratios


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