Treasury Basics

This workshop is aimed at both front and back office personnel within treasury functions and will introduce, explain and examine the mechanics of several financial market products.  

Topics will include:  

The factors influencing interest rates 

Government and corporate bonds and bond mathematics 

Bond valuations including clean v all in prices 


Derivatives and forward rate agreements “FRA’S” 

Fundamentals of swaps and financial options 

Currency market conventions 

FX Spot 

FX Derivatives – Forwards, Options and Futures 

The course will describe in detail how the relevant financial market products are used, particularly in terms of risk management. The pricing of these products will be examined and the various valuation issues will be explained.  

Delegates will need to bring a financial calculator to do pricing exercises in the class. 

Who should attend:  

Treasury: Back Office, Middle Office 

Accountants, Internal Auditors 

External Auditors 

Risk Managers 

All staff within banks, other financial institutions and large corporates who need a better understanding of the treasury function and the various treasury products and their mechanics 

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