The Financial Markets course is mainly geared toward recruits in banking and financial institutions.

US$52 per 365 days


What is Financial Markets:

For many years, financial markets were merely a footnote in the mainstream media. They were viewed as rather benign creatures, barely worth discussion. The evening news might devote a few seconds to the performance of the Dow and a few other indexes before racing through the ups and downs of the major exchange rates. And that was it – bond markets usually went unmentioned.

All that changed with the global financial crisis of 2008. Financial markets became headline news. Suddenly everyone wanted to know about them and how they worked. Terms such as "toxic debt" and "securitization" entered into everyday use, soon to be followed by "sovereign debt" and "eurozone crisis."

The crisis was a watershed moment. It demonstrated to everyone that financial markets matter. What happens in them, and what happens to them, has always been of great concern to banks and other financial institutions.

But markets also matter to investors, borrowers, businesses, governments, and entire economies. And they should matter to you, not just because of the career you've chosen but also because they affect your everyday life.

Why it is important:

This course is mainly geared toward recruits in banking and financial institutions. If you’re in this category, you will discover a course with sufficient depth to be of practical use to you in your job.

For those of you who are more experienced, you may find this course useful if you want to improve or update your knowledge of specific areas of the markets.

What will you learn:

  1. Why Markets Matter
  2. Know the Market Players
  3. Understand Market Practices
  4. Equity Capital Markets
  5. Debt Capital Markets
  6. Money Markets
  7. Commodities Markets
  8. Inter-bank Market
  9. Derivatives Market
  10. Foreign Exchange Market

Target audience:

Recruits to banking and financial institutions, operations and support staff, sales and marketing executives, finance and accounting personnel, compliance, and regulatory staff.


  1. Why Markets Matter
  2. Market Players
  3. Exchange-traded and OTC Markets
  4. Market Practices
  5. Equity Capital Markets
  6. Debt Capital Markets
  7. Securitization Markets
  8. Money Markets
  9. Interbank Market
  10. Foreign Exchange (FX) Market
  11. Commodities Markets
  12. Derivatives Markets
  13. Types of Financial Market
  14. The Role of Banks
  15. Primary and Secondary Markets
  16. Domestic and International Markets
  17. Spot and Forward Markets

Featured Courses