CORE SKILLS

Capital Markets Fundamentals and Debt Capital Markets for Issuers

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Course details

Capital Markets Fundamentals

In this session, delegates will cover the main functions of the capital markets. Most importantly, the key investors and investees are covered in detail. Delegates will then examine the life of a corporate and consider the debt and equity funding options that are available.

Learning outcomes

  • The role and functioning of capital markets
  • Key capital market participants
    • Investees
    • Investors
  • The corporate lifecycle and its funding options
  • Introduction to Equity Capital Markets
    • Risk and rewards for equity investors
    • Pros and cons of equity finance
    • Return on equity and cost of equity
  • Introduction to Debt Capital Markets
    • Risk reward for debt investors
    • Pros and cons of debt finance
    • Return on debt and cost of debt

 

Debt Capital Market for Issuers

In this session, delegates will cover the main debt products available to corporates. Using a case company, the debt capacity is calculated before different funding options. Both long and short term and public and private financing options are explored. Finally the bond.

Learning outcomes

  • The corporate life cycle and debt financing options
  • Short-term debt funding
    • Overdraft
    • Commercial paper
    • Revolving credit facility
  • Long-term debt funding
    • Bank debt
    • Publicly issued bonds
      • Introduction to credit spreads
    • Privately issued bonds
    • Credit facility agreement term sheets
  • Debt financing as an acquisition currency
    • Bridge finance
  • Debt maturity profiling
  • Bond issuance process
  • Bond accounting and all-in cost

Fixed Income Fundamentals

The aim of this session is to provide delegates with an introduction to the underlying mathematics of fixed income. The session does not focus on any particular financial instruments but develops a comprehensive tool kit that is essential for every professional in the finance sector to understand interest rates and fixed income instruments.

Learning outcomes

  • Bonds
    • Basics
    • Pricing
    • Price yield relationship
    • Duration
  • Forward rates
  • Spot rates
  • Yield curves
  • LIBOR

 

Course materials

While this is a face to face training course, a blended learning approach is taken and delegates will be provided with access to AMT Online. Our study materials contain both the knowledge and practice materials required to assist with the learning process and help you in your job role. Course materials include:

  • e-binder
  • laminated summary sheets
  • 24/7 access to DELTA online learning environment
  • class recordings
  • course notes
  • quizzes
  • electronic homework/study files

“I like that the public courses are supported by online training. I can learn at my own pace and time, which has helped increase my confidence in the work that I do.” ~ research analyst, global financial institution

Virtual Classroom

Who should attend the course?

  • New hires who have joined the firm late and missed the in-house program
  • Individuals looking to fill a knowledge gap
  • Experienced bankers looking to refresh their technical skills
  • Teams employed in financial strategy roles from non-banking corporations
  • Graduates preparing to interview for a role in the finance sector
  • Students at business school and looking for a career in finance

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What is a Virtual Classroom

Virtual Classroom training is a new and highly engaging way of delivering programs remotely with enhanced levels of interactivity compared to conventional webinars. In AMT's Virtual Classroom participants are encouraged to activate their own webcams and mics throughout the class allowing for real-time engagement, both verbal and non-verbal, with fellow participants and their trainer. Participants can also share their screens to get instant assistance in any technical exercise; just like asking the trainer to walk over and help in the classroom! We have seen a step-change in participant engagement with this new technology. The trainer's ability to see a selection of their participants' faces in real-time, and to react to their verbal and non-verbal cues creates a remarkably realistic classroom-like experience. For an example of the technical requirements of for our Virtual Classrooms click here.

Course trainers

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