The U.S. Fixed Income Market makes up approximately 40% of the global fixed income market or $40 trillion. The fixed income markets include government and corporate debt, municipal securities, agency debt, securitized products and financing tools such as repurchase agreements (repos). Technology and regulation have changed the landscape of what was once a predominantly bilateral market. Investment banks, which dominated the space prior to the credit crisis, have now pulled back as it has become a more capital-intensive business. How do portfolio managers and traders make their investment/trading decisions? What happens after the trade is made? This fixed income series answers these questions and much more by laying out a logical sequence of training sessions:
- Introduction to Fixed Income – Monday, March 18 – 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Fixed Income Instruments – Tuesday, March 19 – 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Pricing Bonds – Wednesday, March 20 – 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Fixed Income Risk Measurements – Thursday, March 21 – 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Securitization – Friday, March 22 – 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Lifecycle of a Fixed Income Trade – Monday, March 25 – 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Repurchase Agreements – Tuesday, March 26 – 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET
These training sessions are delivered in 2-hour-long segments on different days, allowing participants the flexibility to fit them into their schedule.
Derivatives are contracts that derive their value from some underlying asset such as a fixed income security, an equity security, or a commodity. Derivative contracts can also derive their value from an interest rate, an exchange rate, an index, or even an event such a credit default. Derivatives may trade on an exchange or over-the counter (OTC). If trading on an exchange, derivative contracts are standardized versus OTC where the contracts are customized. There are a variety of derivative products including futures, forwards, interest rate and currency swaps, options, caps/floors, and credit default swaps. Derivatives are used for a variety of reasons including hedging, speculating, increasing yield and replication. GFMI’s Derivatives Series addresses interest rate swaps, futures and forwards, options, and credit default swaps. The courses are stand-alone so you can choose all of the courses or just the ones that pique your learning interest.
- Interest Rate Swaps – Monday, April 1 – 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Futures and Forwards – Tuesday, April 2 – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
- Options – Wednesday, April 3 – 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
- Credit Default Swaps – Thursday, April 4 – 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET
- Lifecycle of a Derivatives Trade – Friday, April 5 – 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET
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This session is not a typical webinar, but an interactive training course with a live instructor. This hands-on session will include instructor-led discussions, written exercises, and online questions or polls. You will be able to download the course materials and print them out or view them electronically. So, have your choice of writing utensil handy – whether to write with a traditional pen or pencil on paper or to write directly on the PDF documents! And if you are viewing the PDF it might help to have two screens, but it is not essential. Tip: You can use a laptop and a tablet!
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