How the Financial Markets Work

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Key learning points:

  • The role of financial market 
  • The traditional business model of retail and commercial banks 
  • How the business model fundamentally changed and its implications for the markets 
  • What is securitisation and what changes led to its current malaise? 
  • The role of the 'shadow banking' sector in increasing market instability 
  • How derivatives have increased the (risk) stakes


Course training method

The programme will use traditional and well tried techniques, lectures and worked examples illustrating in detail how the financial market works and how seemingly disparate markets inter-connect with one another. The course has been designed to explain complex issues in a straightforward manner, making the course accessible to those with limited experience and exposure to the financial markets, without recourse to dumbing-down the issues and thereby alienating more experienced professionals.


Who should attend

The course will be of benefit to new or recent recruits to banking and finance, as well as experienced bank/ finance staff with new responsibilities in money or capital markets.

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