Financial Markets and Trading Training Course

Course Code



14 hours (usually 2 days including breaks)


  • No previous experience in finance is required


In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn the key features of financial markets and how trading takes place in these markets. We start with an overview of financial markets and terminologies, trading lingo, and conventions used to describe their activites. Then we look at the why and how of investing in various types of financial instruments. Some of the specific topics include trading strategies, risk management and real-world case studies to examine the persons, institutions and strategies behind the investments in the financial markets.


  • Business managers

Format of the course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, and hands-on exercises

Course Outline


Overview of Financial Markets

Financial Markets Regulation and Framework

  • Basel I, II, III, MIFID 1 and 2
  • SEF and the Relation to E-trading

Financial Products, Asset Classes and Markets

  • Credit (Bonds CDS)
  • Interest Rates Derivatives
  • FX (Foreign Exchange Derivatives NDFs and DFs)
  • FX Options

The Role of the Stock Exchange

Trade Processing Cycle and Settlement

Managing Trading Books

Risk Management

Different Types of Stock Exchange Investors

A Day in the Life of a Trader

Summary and Conclusion



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