Bond Masterclass

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FTS Eligible - Financial Training Scheme for Singaporean citizens and PRs only (more information)



"Excellent! I have learnt the theory I need to put into practice in my progression."
Senior AVP, Treasury
State Bank of India

Course overview

In recent years, bond markets have grown significantly in size and complexity as new fixed income products and derivatives products are introduced. As such, the skills needed to evaluate bond pricing and trading opportunities have evolved and new techniques must be considered. Derivative interest rate markets and trading often determine pricing in physical bond markets, a new phenomenon requiring new skills needed to assess trading and hedging opportunities.

'Bond Masterclass' provides systematic, integrated training on all bond and bond related products available in the market today.

If you are looking to...

  • Acquire the foundation knowledge necessary to price and value bonds and fixed income derivate products such as swaps, futures, options, structured notes
  • Evaluate the risk and profitable investment opportunities associated fixed income holdings and portfolios
  • Position your bond/market skills to take advantage of opportunities

then this is the course for you!

Summary of course content

  • Bond market conventions and fixed income mathematics
  • Term structure analysis and the zero coupon yield curve
  • Bond pricing methodologies
  • Duration and convexity measures
  • Caps, floors and collars
  • Financial engineering: Structured products
  • VaR of bond portfolios
  • Bond trading simulation exercises


This masterclass includes sessions in which small groups of delegates participate in case studies, exercises and simulations to apply new techniques and concepts. All lecture material is reinforced with practical computer applications using Excel spreadsheets.

Computer-based exercises

Delegates should bring their own non-apple laptops loaded with Microsoft Excel® 2010 or later to facilitate in-class studies and exercises.


FTS Eligible

This programme is approved for listing on the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) Programme Directory and is eligible for FTS claims subject to all eligibility criteria being met.

Please note that in no way does this represent an endorsement of the quality of the training provider and programme. Participants are advised to assess the suitability of the programme and its relevance to participants’ business activities or job roles.

The FTS is available to eligible entities, at a 50% funding level of programme fees, subject to a cap of $2,000/participant/programme and all eligibility criteria being met. FTS claims may only be made for programmes listed on the FTS Programme Directory with specified validity period. Please refer to for more information.

Who should attend


  • All fixed income functions
  • Corporate finance/corporate treasury
  • Capital markets
  • Audit/product control/risk management/ALM
  • Investment management
  • Securitisation/syndication/structured finance
  • Money markets/Repo
  • Systems programming
  • Government/agency funding and investment
  • Regulation or compliance documentation

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  • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
  • Track record – we have delivered training solutions for 95% of worlds’ top 100 banks and have trained over 250,000 professionals.
  • Knowledge – our 150 strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
  • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 20,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 180 countries.
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