Advanced Certificate in Equity and Fixed Income Investments

Coach: Graham McDonald CFA, CA, BA more info
Cost of study: 304 000 тенге
Durations: 12 week
Start dates: the 20th of each month
Requirements
Advanced Certificate in Equity and Fixed Income Investments

Details:
Equity and fixed income securities are important primary sources of funding for corporate organisations – linking them to the financial markets.

Therefore, finding and retaining employees who understand these funding sources is an important part of any organisation’s corporate strategy. The Advanced Certificate in Equity and Fixed Income Investments introduces you to the theory behind and characteristics of equity and fixed income investment models. The programme covers the analytical issues involved in their valuation along with an assessment of the standard models used in securities valuation, including an analysis of their applications and also potential shortcomings.
Delivery
This course is available throughout the calendar year. Once you have enrolled on the programme you will have access to the InterActive web-platform, which contains a vast amount of useful online study-tools:

Online tests* allow you to check your knowledge of key concepts as you study
Informative lectures delivered via HD-quality videos, with pre-prepared lecture notes
Bring your studies up-to-date with our current, real-world case studies
Email your programme tutor and network with your fellow students online
Revision kits* allow you to refresh the knowledge you’ve learned
Our online resources fully prepare you for all of your exams and assignments
* For courses where it is appropriate only.

Syllabus
This programme consists of 12 informative sub-topics essential to the field of equity and fixed income investments:

Asset valuation I: equity valuation application and processes
Asset valuation II: equity markets and instruments and return concepts
Industry and global analysis from a qualitative approach I: equity concepts and techniques
Industry and global analysis from a qualitative approach II: the five forces that shape industry competitions and its application to equity investments and sustainability of returns
Discounted dividend valuation model I: present value models and the dividend discount model
Discounted dividend valuation model II: the Gordon growth Model and the multi stage dividend discount model
Valuation models and contemporary equity valuation techniques I: free cash flow models and market based valuation models
Valuation models and contemporary equity valuation techniques II: residual income valuation models and private company valuation
General principles of credit analysis and the term structure and interest rates volatility I: credit rating agencies; what they do and the traditional means of credit analysis
General principles of credit analysis and the term structure and interest rates volatility II: historical and contemporary review of the yield curve and theories of the term structure of interest rates and their practical applications
Bonds as fixed income securities and valuation of bonds I: valuation of bonds without embedded options
Bonds as fixed income securities and valuation of bonds II: valuation of bonds with embedded options
A written assignment of approximately 3500-4500 words will need to be completed, to satisfactory approval, before you receive your advanced certificate from LSBF.