Classe Virtuelle

The basics of financial markets

5 x 1,5h Webinar sessions

  This course is a Webinar

  5 x 1.5h sessions
Course objectives

  • Learn why financial markets are crucial in a modern economy
  • Understand banks' use of those markets
  • Master the differences between cash and derivatives transactions
  • Handle with OTC and Exchange markets differences
  • Understand actors and their functions
  • First approach to market risk management
Course content

1. The role of financial markets

  • Understand the financing of economies and financial markets
  • Understand how Basel 3 has changed the game
  • The key-players in financial markets

2. The cash markets: Bond markets and monetary market

  • Understand the importance of these markets for the economy
  • Master the products traded on bond markets
  • Understand the motivations of the actors who intervene

3. Stock and asset management markets

  • Understand the organization of stock markets in Europe
  • Mastering stocks trading
  • Know the players in asset management and their interactions within markets

4. Derivatives

  • Understand the logic of derivatives and underlying
  • Controlling their use and negotiation
  • Understand derivatives' risk parameters

5. What future for financial markets?

  • The role of central banks in the economy
  • Development of intervention since the crisis and the impact on the markets
  • Regulatory authorities



Alain Bouijoux

Alain Bouijoux

Head of sales in London and Paris on a desk for foreign exchange and interest rate derivatives, Alain has evolved for over 10 years in the markets. He faced the needs of his clients as well as the requirements of traders and management obligations of back and middle offices. Today he puts that experience at your disposal to answer all your questions about markets and their actors.

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