Capital Markets and the Treasury Function

Course schedule

Classroom Training:
2 - 6 Sep 2024London5 days£4,250

Please note: prices shown above are exclusive of VAT (20%).

Course Overview

Explore the relationship between capital markets and treasury operations. This course focuses on funding strategies, investment management, and the role of treasury in capital market transactions.

Who Should Attend

Those who have a direct or indirect responsibility for financial risk management. They will be from all sectors, including private, public and not-for-profit including:

  • Treasury managers who want to know more about financial risk management
  • Professionals working or planning to work in market, credit or operational risk
  • Anyone wanting to find out more about risk management in finance
  • Risk managers seeking to widen their knowledge
  • Internal auditors, accountants who need to show CPD

Course Outcomes

  • Introduce frameworks for managing risks
  • Identify key classifications of financial risks
  • Explore how derivative instruments can be used to protect against pure risks
  • Review risk mitigation techniques
  • Establish the need for strong internal controls requirements
  • Link up Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC)
  • Describe the role of directors and senior executives in overseeing, understanding and leveraging risk management

Course Topics

Review of Treasury Management

  • Treasury management activities compared between public and private sector
  • How treasury management has evolved since the financial crisis
  • Treasury as strategic financial advisers to the organisation
  • Introduction to treasury risks

Capital Markets Role and Regulation

  • Functions of the capital markets compared with money markets
  • Role of the primary market
  • Role of the secondary market
  • Aims objectives players and structures of market regulation

Capital Market Instruments

  • Types and characteristics of equity
  • Equity valuation methods
  • Fixed income (debt) instruments – government and corporate bonds
  • Valuing fixed income instruments

Effective Financial Analysis

  • The main sources of information for financial analysis purposes
  • The main financial statements according to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Income statement ratios; common size profit margin return on equity etc
  • Balance sheet ratios; quick ratios current ratios debt to equity and more

Derivative Instruments and Hedging Concepts

  • Hedging concepts for financial risks
  • Standardisation and settlement of exchange-based derivatives
  • Exchange-based futures contracts – those for hedging currency and interest rate risks
  • Options contracts – principles of calls and puts – building a simple hedge

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