Participants in fixed interest markets span a broad spectrum of financial markets, ranging from corporations borrowing and lending funds, payment services providers arranging deals for clients or hedging inherited positions, and fund managers and advisers maximising returns for their clients.
Among the instruments they trade are long-term fixed interest instruments such as bonds and swaps. Here’s our overview of the main participants in Australia’s fixed interest market and how they go about using derivatives to manage their capital market and investment risks. We revisit some fixed interest derivatives fundamentals before devising and pricing appropriate strategies for various types of clients.
In this course you will learn to:
- Outline the key participants in fixed interest derivatives markets and their purpose for transacting
- Discuss the sources of risks in trading fixed interest instruments
- Devise fixed interest derivatives strategies using futures
- Evaluate simple and complex fixed interest derivatives strategies using options
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Each CPD course has specific learning outcomes, reflections and extra resources and activities, and is assessed via a short online multiple choice quiz. You have 8 weeks to complete the course.