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Global Financial Markets

This module intends to explore the key features and functions of financial markets as well as the institutions that serve these markets.
On this module, learners will compare and contrast equities, debt, money, currency and investment fund markets and analyse and assess these individual sectors and the interaction between them.
The module will also examine the global central banking system, its integration with the investment market industry and how it affects economic conditions.

Module Contents

  • Introduction to Financial Markets – financial institutions and their functions within global markets
  • Macroeconomics – interest rates, inflation, GDP, monetary and fiscal policy
  • Foreign Exchange Markets – spot and forward rates, jargon, and drivers of exchange rates
  • Fixed Income Markets – mechanics of primary and secondary fixed income markets, government and corporate bonds, types of debt and yield curves
  • Equity Markets – stock market mechanics and equity valuation methods
  • Derivatives – pricing and applications of futures, forwards and options


  • Familarise yourself with the various aspects of financial institutions, both buy-side and sell-side;
  • Understand the structure of the global banking system and the tools that are available to manage the economy;
  • Learn how to use financial articles in the media to determine the latest on-goings;
  • Explain the purpose of financial markets and the relationship between asset classes.

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone looking to gain expert knowledge on the finance sector and aspects that ensure the global economy stays running.

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