The global foreign exchange (FX) and money markets are the world’s largest markets and pivotal parts of the financial system. In foreign exchange alone, more than $5 trillion of transactions occur daily.
These markets provide funding, trading and investment opportunities and are the conduit between all other components of the world’s capital markets. In recent years, the importance of the money markets has become even greater as financial institutions focus more closely on the management and diversification of their sources of liquidity, apply greater discipline to their funding and examine the attractions of short term investment and trading strategies.
Why this course
This course provides a strong foundation on the instruments and activities of the international money and FX markets; and it focuses on the current profile of the markets and offers insights based on the lessons learned from the 2007-09 financial crisis as well as the latest market developments.
Moreover, the course emphasizes the integrated nature of FX, money markets and derivatives. Mastering the mechanics and usages of such instruments provides excellent opportunities for arbitrage, hedging and risk management for those engaged in corporate treasury functions, commercial banks and asset management companies. The course also analyses the liquidity characteristics and risks of different instruments and funding strategies.
What to expect
Develop a deep understanding of the FX market, its mechanics and major participants
Analyze the role and impact of central banks on FX and money markets
Examine the nature of money supply, open market operations and quantitative easing
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of liquidity, capital adequacy and solvency
Apply analytical skills to key financial products within global money markets
Explain the logic and uses of financial derivatives – forwards, swaps and options
Develop an understanding of key strands of financial risk management
What is the course schedule?
This course is suitable for all those working within the banking industry, including wealth managers, auditors, accountants, finance specialists, risk managers, and treasury and product control professionals. It is also suitable for those working with financial services and in corporate finance positions.
This course uses a wide range of learning methods, including explanatory slides, case studies, detailed examination of Excel models in an interactive workshop style environment and others.
The course will have a maximum of 13 people who will be selected based on the type of business they are in and their job role to ensure a thorough mix of industries, ideas and experience.