Financial Markets for HR Professionals

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Financial Markets for HR Professionals

The Financial Markets for HR Professionals course is a one-day seminar is designed to give HR professionals an invaluable insight into the capital and derivatives markets. Each topic will be explained in a clear and helpful way, so that participants can interpret the jargon, understand how each product works, and appreciate the role their organisation plays within the financial markets as a whole.

After attending the seminar, participants will be better able to discuss meaningfully the needs of practitioners in the business and deliver more effective solutions to their development needs.

Learning Outcomes

By attending this course, you will:

  • Obtain a clear overview of the purposes and functioning of the international financial markets
  • Understand the various financial markets products and how they fit together
  • Explore the range of derivative products, and why they are used
  • Appreciate the relationships between different markets and products
  • Obtain first-hand experience of each topic through interactive workshops, case studies, and simulation

Who Should Attend

Anyone working in banking and finance.



Seminar Content

Understanding Time Value of Money
  • TVM key concepts
  • Present and future values
  • Simple vs. compound interest
  • Interest and discount factors
  • Annuities, mortgages and loans
  • computer TVM Exercise
Understanding the Yield Curve
  • What is the yield curve?
  • What gives the yield curve its shape?
  • Why the yield curve is important
  • computer The yield curve right now
Foreign Exchange and Money Markets
  • Spot and forward FX markets
  • How FX rates are quoted
  • What drives the spot FX market
  • Discount vs. coupon securities
  • Interbank deposits and CDs
  • Bills and the CP market
  • LIBOR and its replacement
The Fixed Income Market
  • Key features of bonds
  • The US Treasury market
  • Bunds, JGBs, OATs, BTPs and Gilts
  • Corporate bonds
  • Bond ratings
  • The high-yield market
  • Price and yield
  • computer What duration and convexity is all about
The Equity Market
  • International equity markets
  • Types of equity product
  • IPOs, rights, and convertibles
  • How equities are valued
  • Stock indices
  • computer Equities trading session
  • Futures exchanges and futures contracts
  • Interest rate, bond, and stock-index futures
  • Using futures to hedge risk
  • computer How futures can transform a bond into a share
  • Swaps – the workhorse of the derivatives market
  • How interest rate swaps work
  • Currency swaps
  • computer How borrowers can use an interest rate swap
  • Why options are different
  • Options jargon
  • Hockey sticks and payoff profiles
  • What volatility is all about
  • computer Using a call option

When and Where
   14 Jun 2024
   New York

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