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Global Financial Markets

This module will explore the key features and functions of financial markets along with the institutions that serve these markets. It will compare and contrast equities, debt, money, currency and investment fund markets as well as analysing these individual sectors and assessing the interaction between them. It will also examine the global central banking system, its integration with the investment market industry and how it affects economic conditions.

Global Financial Markets

Key Facts

  • Accreditation: CPD - Continuing Professional Development
  • Duration: 30 hours
  • Campus: London
  • Intake Dates: May
  • Tuition Fees: £1,250

Learning Objectives

  • Critically analyse the functions of different financial institutions, both buy-side and sell-side
  • Evaluate the structure of the global banking system and the tools available to manage the economy
  • Interpret and analyse current events within the financial press
  • Articulate the purpose of financial markets and the relationship between asset classes

Module Contents

  • Introduction to Financial Markets - Financial institutions & their functions within global markets
  • Macroeconomics - Interest rates, inflation, GDP, monetary and fiscal policy
  • Foreign Exchange Markets - Spot and forward rates, jargon, and drivers of exchange rates
  • Fixed Income Markets - Mechanics of primary and secondary fixed income markets, government and corporate bonds, types of debt and yield curves
  • Equity Markets - Stock market mechanics and equity valuation methods
  • Derivatives – Pricing and applications of futures, forwards and options

  • Education - Undergraduate degree or 5 years work experience
  • English language - Proof of English proficiency IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

All the modules of the programme can be taken individually, as well as a wide range of other courses available within the London Academy of Trading portfolio.

Meet Our Delegates

Hessa Hamad Al Ameeri
"What I love about it is that you have the mentors with you all the time, trading next to you. You can ask whatever question you want."
Hessa Hamad Al Ameeri
LAT - Level 5 Diploma
Piers Etson
"I found the course extremely beneficial and the mentors would help me every step of the way."
Piers Etson
LAT - Summer Trading School
Felipe Arana
"I think it's the best thing I've done for my education."
Felipe Arana
LAT - Level 5 Diploma

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