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School of International Capital Markets

Five days of highly topical practical training guaranteed to provide you with a full understanding of International Capital Markets

10 - 14 June 2019

London, UK, Venue TBC

Over five days you will cover:

  • Equity Capital Markets
    - Asset allocation, IPOs, corporate valuations, equity swaps & options, hedge fund strategies, private equity
  • Debt Capital Markets
    - Leverage, mezzanine finance, leveraged buy outs, bond issues, benchmarking & credit spreads, covered bonds, securitisation, bond futures & options
  • Foreign Exchange & Money Markets
    - Spot & forward foreign exchange, outrights & foreign exchange swaps, currency options, option strategies, option pricing, the carry trade, covered & uncovered interest parity, premiums & discounts, hedging techniques, interbank market, FRAs & futures, repos & reverses
  • Interest Rate & Currency Swaps & Swaptions & Structured Products
    - Motives for payers and receivers, swap driven bond issues, credit arbitrage, uses of swaptions, pricing swaps & swaptions, asset & liability management
  • Commodity Derivatives, Credit Derivatives, Risk Management & Regulation
    - Carry, contangos & backwardations, commodity futures, single name credits, asset swaps, credit baskets, VaR, RAROC, the Greeks, Dodd-Frank, Basel I - III & the future of the capital markets

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Date: 14-19 June 2019 & 25-29 November 2019
Venue: Central London
Course Leader: Alan McDougall, International Derivatives Specialist
Course Fee: £4499.00 + VAT @ 20%  = £5398.80

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Packed with up-to-date case studies & exercises, this course will help you understand & digest what is currently happening in the international capital markets

Case studies & exercises include: Constructing an asset allocation strategy; Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Global Investment Committee; LinkedIn; Facebook; VA Linux; National Grid's rights issue; Contrasting debt & equity finance; Mezzanine finance; Baskin Robbins; Approximating bond prices mentally; Swap driven bond issues; Millenium BCP

Alan was a credit analyst in Kleinwort Benson’s Asian Division before becoming a trader & subsequently ran HSBC’s premier International Treasury Management group, where he advised banks & multinational corporations on the design & execution of their hedging & risk management strategies & the management of their assets & liabilities, while building the bank’s swap books.

He set up & ran an arbitrage portfolio for Nikko; trained the Tokyo, London & New York staff in the trading, structuring, selling & portfolio management of swaps, bonds & structured products & ran illiquid proprietary books at Credit Commercial de France & Scotia Capital Markets, specialising in the origination & sale of asset swaps & structured products & the derivatives training of the capital markets & fixed income traders & sales people.


IFF is proud to be the learning partner of QuantMinds, the world's leading events for quantitative finance professionals.

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IFF's School of International Capital Markets is part of a portfolio of practical, professional courses that draw on our trainers' global experience.

Hear trainer Alan McDougall introduce the course in this exclusive video.

The method of content delivery by the trainer made this course very interesting & interactive. His extensive knowledge of market & practical examples on subjects covered, helped us understand things better"

Kunal Medhekar, 

Officer, Abu Dhabi Investment

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