Fundamentals of the Fixed Income Market

Level: Introductory 

Learning path:  

Prerequisite coursesFinancial Mathematics 

Post course learning path 

  1. Equivalent courses:  
  • Introduction to Derivatives 
  • Fundamentals of the Forex market 
  • Fundamentals of the Money Market 
  1. Advanced Courses:  
  • ACI Operations Certificate 
  • Swaps, Options & Futures 
  • FX & Interest Rate Options 
  • ACI Dealing Certificate 
  • Masterclass in Technical Analysis 

Target Audience: The workshop is specifically aimed at those entering the treasury/ global markets space and ancillary services to those areas (including IT, Audit, Credit, Risk), but would be beneficial to anyone in banking looking to gain an understanding of the industry. 

Duration: 3.5 – 4 hours 

Overview: Capital markets are markets in which institutions, corporations, companies and governments raise long term funds to finance capital investments and expansion projects. The bond market, also known as fixed income or the long-term debt market, fall into this category. 


This course introduces you to the fundamental building blocks of the fixed income market, exposing you to the basic principles of bonds, pricing of bonds, duration and convexity as well as bond yields and bond yield curves. 

  • Basic principles 
  • Pricing bonds 
  • Par, Premium & Discounts 
  • Risks 
  • Duration and Convexity 

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