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E-Learning Course: Fixed Income Markets (Library of 19 courses) Product Image

E-Learning Course: Fixed Income Markets (Library of 19 courses)

  • ID: 310098
  • October 2011
  • 23 Hours
  • KESDEE Inc

The single-best resource for understanding and participating in Fixed Income Markets

Themes of the course:

- Structure of fixed income markets and how they function
- Practical demonstration of bond pricing mechanism
- Key features of fixed income derivatives including examples and calculations
- Various analytical techniques for measuring fixed income risks
- Trading and hedging in bond markets

Course Overview

This product deals comprehensively with Global Bond Markets- government and corporate, domestic and Euro, straight and option-embedded. Together with courses from Money Markets / Derivatives course libraries, delegates have opportunities to analyze products, pricing, trading and hedging strategies in Fixed Income Markets.

After completing this course, you will be conversant with:

- Types and Features of Fixed-Income Securities
- Bond Mathematics
- Characteristics of Various Global Bonds
- Collateralized Mortgage Obligations
- Fixed Income Derivatives
- Various Trading Strategies

Target Audience

Every professional involved in the global financial services industry (as a provider, user, regulator READ MORE >

Library of 19 Courses

1. Fixed Income Markets-Overview
This course gives an introduction to the Fixed Income Markets. It helps the user understand:

- Characteristics of fixed income markets
- Various instruments and their classification

Duration: 1.5 hours

2. Bond Pricing and Yield Measures
This course discusses the yield measures in pricing bonds. It helps the user understand:

- Types of bonds and their pricing
- Various yield measures

Duration: 85 minutes

3. Treasury Securities
This course deals with various types of treasury securities and their pricing. This course helps the user to understand:

- Market terminology
- Pricing Treasury notes and bonds

Duration: 1 hour

4. Corporate Bonds
This course deals with corporate bonds and their characteristics. This course helps the user understand:

- Corporate bonds market terminology
- Pricing
- Role of Credit ratings

Duration: 1 hour

5. Global Bonds-I
This course gives the details of various government bonds. It helps the user understand:

- Australian, Candian, French, German, and Irish government bonds and their markets
- Characteristics and market practices in the above markets
- Risks involved in the markets

Duration: 1 hour

6. Global Bonds-II
This course gives the details of various government bonds. It helps the user understand:

- Italian, Spanish, Swiss, U.K and Japanese government bonds and their markets
- Characteristics and market practices in the above markets
- Risks involved in the markets

Duration: 1 hour

7. Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS)
This course gives an introduction to treasury inflation protected securities. It helps the user understand:

- How do treasury inflation protected securities work
- Risks of investing in TIPS
- Managing TIPS portfolio
- Implication of TIPS on income tax

Duration: 1 hour

8. Duration
This course deals with how duration as a risk management tool helps the user in analyzing fixed income instruments. It helps the user to understand:

- Basics of duration and modified duration
- Computation of duration for various types of instruments

Duration: 1 hour

9. Convexity
This course discusses convexity and its importance. This course helps the user understand:

- Basics of convexity
- Calculation of convexity for portfolios
- Positive and negative convexities and their role

Duration: 2 hours

10. Basis Point Value
This course deals with how basis point value affects bond prices. It helps the user understand:

- The relationship between BPV, duration and convexity
- Methods to calculate BPV for on and off balance sheet items

Duration: 1 hour

11. High Yield Bonds
This course discusses investing in high yield bonds. It includes:

- Definition of high yield bonds
- Risks involved in them

Duration: 1 hour

12. Brady Bonds
This course deals with Brady bonds as a special class of bond markets. It helps the user understand:

- Brady bond market terminology
- Pricing of Brady bonds
- Risks associated with Brady bonds and their hedging

Duration: 1 hour

13. Option Embedded Bonds
This course discusses bonds embedded with option like features. This course helps the user understand:

- Callable and puttable bonds
- Valuation
- Convertible bonds and their valuation

Duration: 1 hour

14. Collateralized Mortgage Obligations
This course discusses Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMO) member of mortgage-backed securities. This course helps the user understand:

- Various types of CMOs and their structures
- Risks inherent in CMOs
- Legal and regulatory aspects of CMOs

Duration: 85 minutes

15. Interest Rate Swaps
This course deals with how interest rate swaps can be used to hedge interest rate risk in fixed income markets. It helps the user to understand:

- Pricing and valuation of interest rate swaps
- Variants in interest rate swaps
- Swaptions

Duration: 1 hour

16. Caps, Floors, Collars and Captions
Topics covered include:

- Interest Rate Caps
- Corridors
- Step up Caps
- Captions
- Floors
- Collars

Duration: 1 hour

17. Forward Rate Agreements
This course discusses uses of Forward Rate Agreements in interest rate risk management. This course helps the user understand:

- Trading mechanics of FRAs
- Trading and arbitrage strategies using FRAs

Duration: 1 hour

18. Bond Trading Strategies
This course deals with the strategies traders employ in bond markets. It helps the user understand:

- Bond trading mechanics
- Bond stripping
- Relative value trade

Duration: 1 hour

19. Municipal Bonds
This course helps the user understand:

- The meaning and concept of municipal bonds
- The features of municipal bonds
- The types of municipal bonds
- The differences between municipal bonds and corporate bonds
- The municipal bond markets
- The commercial credit rating of municipal bonds
- The types of risks involved with respect to municipal bonds
- The concept of municipal bond insurance

Duration: 1 hour

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