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Whether you are new to the banking and finance sector, or wish to improve your knowledge and skills right up to advanced level, our market-leading financial training courses are the right choice.

Taught by some of the world’s best trainers in their fields, all of whom have market experience, they can be customised to the exact needs of your staff and organisation.

World-class financial training, at an affordable price and with a measureable ROI – that is the CCPE difference. Our most popular courses are below and all can be altered & combined to your precise requirements.

Banking, Financial Training & Markets Courses

Below are all of the courses covered within the School of Banking, Financial Training & Markets, feel free to read more about the modules that are covered within each course by clicking on each course below. If you are interested in enquiring about any of our courses or just simply have some questions for us, feel free to Get In Touch, we’d love to hear from you!

Investment Banking & Markets Read More

The Investment Banking & Markets courses include:

  1. An Introduction to Investment Banking
    • How Investment Banks are structured
    • M&A, Corporate Finance, ECM/DCM
    • Equities/Bonds/Derviatives
    • Risk & Compliance
    • Operations
  2. Understanding Investment Management
    • Types of fund manager
    • Active/Passive/Quant
    • Alternative asset management
    • Instruments & returns
    • Operations, Risks & Compliance
    • Regulation
  3. An Introduction to Capital Markets
    • Structure of markets & participants
    • Market terminology
    • FX & Money Markets
    • Equities & equity markets
    • Bonds & bond markets
    • Derivatives
  4. Financial Mathematics
    • Statistics, cash flows and probability
    • Time value of money & Interest rate mathematics
    • Fixed income valuation, duration and convexity
    • Equity valuation techniques – DCF
    • Understanding derivative valuation methods
  5. An Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions
    • M&A terminology
    • Identifying & valuing targets
    • The transaction timeline
    • Cross-border M&A
    • Regulatory and post-transaction issues
  6. Mergers & Acquisitions Masterclass
  7. Valuing Financial Instruments
    • Money market valuation
    • FX
    • Equity valuation techniques
    • Valuing debt instruments
    • Valuing commodities
    • Derivative valuation methods
  8. Equity Sales & Trading
    • Types of equity
    • Market participants
    • Trading systems
    • Types of trade
    • Role of sales staff, sales traders & traders
    • Buy side issues
  9. Bonds & Bond ,Markets
    • Types of bond
    • Valuing bonds
    • The issuance of bonds
    • Who’s who in bond markets
    • How bonds are traded
    • Basic bond valuation
  10. Hedge Funds
    • Alternative investment funds – structure and characteristics
    • Investment styles
    • Returns and terminology
    • Risks, reputation & regulation
    • Service providers and their roles
  11. An Introduction to Treasury
    • The A-Z of Treasury terminology
    • The role of Treasury
    • Instruments, features and risks
    • Treasury back-office and its function
    • Basic financial mathematics
  12. FX & Money Markets
    • Currencies & OTC markets
    • Cross rates, futures & forwards
    • The importance of money markets
    • Instruments and valuation
    • Defining risk in currency & money markets
  13. An Introduction to Derivatives
    • Types of derivatives
    • Futures
    • Options
    • Swaps
    • OTC vs exchange traded
    • Risks and valuation
  14. The Derivatives Masterclass
  15. The A-Z of Private Equity
    • What is private equity?
    • Structure of the industry
    • Investments and exits
    • Managing investments
    • Firefighting and risk

Settlements, Custody & Operations Read More

The Settlements, Custody & Operations courses include:

  1. The Basics of Banking Operations
    • Fundamental Banking Principles (e.g. bank interest calculation, ISO currency codes, cash correspondents, SWIFT)
    • Financial Products Processing (e.g. processing of trades in securities, derivatives, foreign exchange)
    • Primary External Risks (e.g. failing to act within deadlines, free of payment securities settlement)
    • Primary External Controls (e.g. delivery versus payment, payment versus payment, settlement netting via central counterparties)
  2. Fundamentals of Securities Operations
    • Equity versus Debt; Similarities and Differences
    • Securities Operations Concepts (e.g. how trades impact positions, date concepts on trades, how & where securities are held, settlement methods)
    • Securities Transaction Types (e.g. principal, agency, repo, securities lending)
    • Trade Cash Value Calculation (including mandatory market charges (e.g. UK stamp duty) and accrued interest concepts)
  3. Fundamentals of Corporate Actions
    • Essential Concepts (e.g. issuer’s objectives, ultimate impact on holders’ cash & securities, major processing steps)
    • Corporate Action Lifecycles (mandatory, optional & voluntary events)
    • Event Types and Characteristics (e.g. cash dividend, coupon payment, bonus issues, stock splits, conversions, rights issues)
    • The Mandatory Event Lifecycle (sequential steps in the controlled processing of a mandatory corporate action event)
  4. Corporate Actions Masterclass
    • Impact on Corporate Actions of Failed Trades, Short Selling, Securities Lending & Borrowing
    • Dividend Tax (franked and non-franked dividends)
    • Impact of Corporate Actions on Stock Option Contracts
    • Voluntary Corporate Actions on Debt Securities
  5. Failed Trades Management
    • Fundamental Concepts of Failed Trades (e.g. ownership rights, purchase cost)
    • Impacts of Failed Trades (e.g. interest on cash, corporate actions, counterparty exposure, funding)
    • Causes of Failed Trades (e.g. insufficient securities, insufficient credit line &/or collateral)
    • Prevention of and Minimising Impact of Failed Trades (e.g. securities borrowing, partial settlement)
  6. Risks & Controls in Securities Operations
    • Primary Risks [& Controls] in the Securities Trade Lifecycle (e.g. inaccurate counterparty SSIs, unconfirmed trade detail)
    • Primary Risks [& Controls] in Corporate Actions Processing (e.g. conflicting event data, outstanding trades with counterparties)
    • Classic Controls (e.g. verification, reconciliation, culture)
    • Detailed Risk Analysis & Proposed Controls (e.g. coupon rate in static data overwritten to incorrect rate)
  7. Withholding Tax Management
    • Fundamental Concepts (e.g. double taxation agreements, custodian account structures)
    • Primary Factors in Withholding Tax Management (e.g. investor type, status of declaration forms)
    • Country-by Country Taxation Method (e.g. whether Relief at Source or Tax Refund)
    • Country-by-Country per Investor Type (e.g. rates applicable by investor type, such as pension fund versus insurance company)
  8. The Role of CSD’s & Custodians
    • Fundamental Concepts (services provided by CSDs and custodians)
    • Types of CSD & Custodian (e.g. National CSDs, International CSDs, local and global custodians)
    • Risk & Risk Mitigation for CSDs & Custodians (e.g. validating settlement instructions, optional & voluntary corporate actions)
    • Other Services Provided by CSDs & Custodians (e.g. securities lending & borrowing, treasury management, tax reclaim)
  9. Derivatives and their Operational Processing
    • Fundamental Concepts (e.g. exchange traded versus OTC derivatives, basic derivative types)
    • Exchange Traded Derivatives (e.g. exchange membership, role of central counterparty)
    • OTC Derivative Concepts (e.g. structural aspects, legal documentation)
    • OTC Derivative Products (e.g. Interest Rate Swaps, Credit Default Swaps)
  10. An Introduction to Collateral Management
    • Fundamental Collateral Concepts (e.g. definition & purpose of collateral)
    • Transaction Types Necessitating Collateral (e.g. repo, securities lending, OTC derivatives)
    • Types of Collateral (e.g. cash and bonds)
    • The Collateral Lifecycle (e.g. sequential steps in processing repo and OTC derivative exposures)

Banking Read More

The Banking courses include:

  1. An Introduction to Banking
    • The banking market place and bank structures
    • Banking products
    • Regulation & supervision
    • Recent trends in banking
  2. Credit Analysis Level 1
    • The credit environment
    • Balance sheets/P&L accounts
    • Spreadsheets & ratio analysis
    • The lending decision
    • Managing credit events
  3. Credit Analysis Level 2
    • Ratio analysis & company dynamics
    • The operating cycle
    • Liquidity and company strategy
    • The importance of cash flow
  4. Cash-flow Analysis
    • Financial reporting review
    • The cash flow statement
    • Liquidity, ratios & debt capacity
    • Budgeting
    • Sensitivity and break even analysis
  5. International Trade Finance
    • What is trade finance?
    • Factoring & forfaiting
    • Commodity, export & agency finance
    • Risk and insurance
  6. Documentation & Legal Issues in Banking
    • Contractual relationships
    • Financial covenants
    • Security & operational clauses
    • Insolvency schemes and invalidating transactions
  7. Credit Administration
    • Principles of business credit
    • Contract & credit law
    • Collection agencies
    • Issues with recoveries
  8. Credit Cards
    • Types of card and issuer
    • Principles of credit for cards
    • Identifying fraud
    • Payments & recoveries
  9. Payments Administration & Management
    • Types of payment
    • Payments & collection pathways
    • The allocation process
    • Dealing with late or missed payments
    • Other payment issues

Risk & Compliance Read More

The Risk & Compliance courses include:

  1. An Introduction to Financial Risk
    • Defining risk
    • Types of risk
    • Risk ratios
    • Examples of risk
    • Risk management basics
  2. Risk Management Masterclass
  3. Analyzing Financial Institutions
    • Types of financial institution & risk
    • The role of rating agencies
    • Quantitative and qualitative factors
    • Capital ratios and other analytical tools
  4. Principles of Anti-Money Laundering
    • Reasons for laundering money
    • Identifying laundering techniques
    • KYC
    • Other preventative methods
  5. Basics of Compliance
    • Understanding the regulatory environment
    • Regulation and compliance in practice
    • The compliance framework
    • Identifying compliance weaknesses in your organisation
  6. Compliance Masterclass

Interested in our courses?

If you are interested in enquring about our courses or simply just want to ask some questions to find out more about us, feel free to contact us, we’d love to hear from you!

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