Capital Markets

This two day Understanding Capital Markets course provides an introduction to global capital markets, their purpose and operation. The course covers equities, bonds and their derivatives and gives an introduction to the financial mathematics underlying the valuation of securities via hands-on exercises.


  • Financial analysts
  • Fund managers
  • Risk managers
  • Corporate treasurers
  • Pension fund trustees
  • Investors
  • Settlements and middle office staff
  • New financial markets employees

Course Details

Learning Objectives At the end of the course delegates should have a broad understanding of the following subject areas:

  • Overview of global capital markets and their role in financial intermediation
  • How the markets operate and the roles of the main players
  • The capital structure of companies and the position of equity and debt within it
  • Equity markets – history and introduction to the main participants
  • Debt markets – market structure and dynamics
  • Derivatives markets – role in trading and risk management
  • Financial mathematics – introducing the basic tools and techniques


This course has no prerequisites. The course covers a wide range of financial and economic concepts, but these will be introduced with no prior knowledge needed.

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