What you will learn

Get a solid grounding of the most important financial instruments used by companies to solve their everyday problems or maximize their financial efficiency.

  • Learn about treasury products (in terms of features, benefits, risks and their use in risk-mitigation strategies)

  • Understand how the systems of central (reserve banks), inter-bank markets, capital markets and equity markets fit together.

  • Pricing, trading, and business-day conventions used for various financial instruments (treasuries, NCDs, repos, bonds, forex, forwards and futures and more).

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Financial Markets

    • A message from the instructor

    • How to use this course

    • Desired Learning Outcomes Survey

  • 2

    Introduction

    • Treasury Sales - Introduction

  • 3

    Chapter 1: Working Capital Management

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 1 Working Capital Management

    • Practice Activity 1: Working Capital

  • 4

    Chapter 2: Debt

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 2 Debt

    • Practice Activity: Leverage and Return on Equity

  • 5

    Chapter 3: Equity

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 3 Equity

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 3 Bonus Lesson 1 - Characteristics of Betas

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 3 Bonus Lesson 2 - Equity Levered vs Unlevered Beta In Company Valuations

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 3 Equity Case Study WACC, Share buy-backs, Government Stimulus and the Mining Sector

  • 6

    Chapter 4: The Business Life Cycle

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 4 The Business Life Cycle

  • 7

    Chapter 5: Financial Markets

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 5 Financial Markets Part 1: Key Terms and Concepts

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 5 Financial Markets Part 2: Business-day and Day-count Conventions

    • Practice Activity 2: Business-day and Day-count Conventions

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 5 Part 3: Simple and Compound Rates of Interest

    • Practice Activity 3: Interest Rate Conversions

  • 8

    Chapter 6: Money Market Instruments

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 6 Money Market Instruments Part 1: Treasury Bills

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 6 Money Market Instruments Part 2: NCDs and Other Money Market Instruments

  • 9

    Chapter 7: The Central or Reserve Bank and Various Rates Quoted in the Market

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 7 The Central or Reserve Bank, Inter-Bank Markets, and Various Rates Quoted in the Market

  • 10

    Chapter 8: Arbitrage

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 8 Arbitrage

  • 11

    Chapter 9: Derivative Products

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 9 Derivative Products Part 1: Forwards

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 9 Derivative Products Part 2: futures

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 9 Derivative Products Part 3: Options

  • 12

    Chapter 10: The Fixed-income Market

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 10 Fixed income Market Part 1: FRAs

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 10 Fixed income Market Part 2: PV01

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 10 Fixed income Market Part 3: Features of Bonds

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 10 Fixed income Market Part 4: Bond Pricing

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 10 Fixed income Market Part 5: Risk Measures for Bonds

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 10 Fixed income Market Part 6: Repos and Buy/Sell Backs

  • 13

    Chapter 11: Foreign Exchange Markets

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 11 Foreign Exchange Markets Part 1: Features and Cross Exchange rates

    • Treasury Sales - Chapter 11 Foreign Exchange Markets Part 2: FECs and Cross-currency Swaps

  • 14

    Congratulations on Completing the Course!!!

    • Course completion

    • Before you go...

Instructor

Perry Fisher

Instructor

Perry Fisher

Perry has extensive experience in investment banking and education. While an investment banker he structured multimillion-dollar transactions, developed pricing models, managed investment-related risks, prepared client pitches and successfully closed deals. Prior to investment banking, Perry worked as a training facilitator for a small business incubator program. He also taught A-level Economics, Statistics and Mathematics at one of South Africa's most prestigious high schools, and authored mathematics textbooks for distance learning students. Perry holds a Bachelor’s degree in statistics and actuarial science and an honours degree in advanced mathematics of finance.

Satisfied Clients: Financial Services

Absa
Coronation bank
ECIC
Eskom
FBN Quest
FSCA
Providus Bank
RMB
Stanbic Bank