How the Financial Markets Really Work

Face-to-face Instructor Led Courses, Finance and Legal, Derivatives

What Is How the Financial Markets Really Work Training?

The How Financial Markets Really Work course aims to proved substantive training to anyone working in or coming in contact with Financial Markets during the normal course of their occupation.

Who Should Attend

Any person who requires the need to be trained in How the Financial Markets Really Work through the course of their normal working duties. This course is suitable for anyone working in the Derivatives arena or Finance and Legal sector, pre-requisites may be required.

Course Agenda

- Overview and Introduction
- Functions of the world's Financial Markets - Transferring Funds and Risk
- What are efficient Markets? Markets as forward discounting mechanisms
- Role of the Regulator
- Sell-Side (Investment Banks) vs Buy-Side (Institutional Investors)
- Foreign Exchange Markets
- Overview and scale of the FX markets
- Currency Popularity - Dollars - Euro - Sterling - Yen
- The Bond Markets
- Fixed Income basics - what is a Bond exactly?
- The importance of Sovereign Debt Markets
- Bond Pricing - Coupons and Yields
- Sub-Prime & the Credit Crunch explained
- Corporate Bonds and Credit Ratings - importance of the Rating Agencies
- The Equity Markets * Equities in context - Shareholders at the end of the food chain
- Corporate actions in the secondary markets
- What makes shares go up and down?
- Equity Pricing explained - Price/Earnings Ratios
- Dividend Yields Commodities and Derivatives Markets - Options
- Swaps
- Futures * Derivatives
- what are they exactly? Exchange Traded vs OTC
- Swaps - Interest Rate and Credit Default swaps; importance of counterparty risk
- Futures - Margin requirements and Leverage - Risk and exposure
- Role of the Clearing House.


Available onsite or nationwide at any of over 50 centres, see below our open course availability. Alternatively, call 0844 335 8882.


The How the Financial Markets Really Work course will be accredited to the latest in recognised certificating award. All successful delegates will also receive an Xyz certificate of attendance. Enrolled subscribers of the National Training Card will also have any certificate, qualification and/or ID card (where applicable) automatically added to their member account.

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We train in excess of 100,000 delegates per year. For more information, please make your enquiry using the form below. The XYZ Training Group Customer Charter ensures that all enquiries are responded to the same day.

Course Availability

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How the Financial Markets Really Work
Part of our Derivatives range of training courses

Course Information

  • Course Duration 2 days
  • Max Class Size 12

  • All prices exclude VAT. Discounts available for larger groups & for corporate clients.
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