Further Financial Markets (for Fund Managers)

This course is targeted at anyone who is new to financial markets and keen to gain a general overview of the industry.

The 90 minute module will provide a quick insight into the markets, products and key industry players and the role played by the buy and sell sides.


This course is for individuals new to the financial markets with a basic understanding of accounting.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the session, you will:

  • Understand the features of equities
  • Understand the features of fixed income products
  • Understand the features of the foreign currency markets
  • Understand the features of derivatives
  • Be able to relate these products to recent events in the financial markets

Course Content

Overview of the equity products:

  • Ordinary shares
  • Preference shares
  • Bearer vs. registered shares
  • Ranking in liquidation and dividend payment
  • Equity markets
  • Benefits of ownership

Overview of the Fixed Income Products:

  • Government bonds
  • Corporate debt
  • Fixed income securities
  • Fixed income markets
  • Benefits of ownership

Overview of the Foreign Currency Markets:

  • Over the counter trading
  • Quotes, spreads and exchange rate information
  • Settlement dates

Overview of Derivatives:

  • Futures
  • Options
  • Forward contract
  • Swaps


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