Professional Course

Financial Markets for HR Professionals

ACF Academy, In London (+2 locations)
1 day
995 USD, 725 - 800 GBP
Next course start
11 December, 2023 (+3 start dates)
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
1 day
995 USD, 725 - 800 GBP
Next course start
11 December, 2023 (+3 start dates)
Classroom, Virtual Classroom
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Course description

Financial Markets for HR Professionals

The Financial Markets for HR Profession course is a one-day seminar is designed to give HR professionals an invaluable insight into the capital and derivatives markets. Each topic will be explained in a clear and helpful way, so that participants can interpret the jargon, understand how each product works, and appreciate the role their organisation plays within the financial markets as a whole.

After attending the seminar, participants will be better able to discuss meaningfully the needs of practitioners in the business and deliver more effective solutions to their development needs.

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Upcoming start dates

Choose between 3 start dates

11 December, 2023

  • Classroom
  • London

18 December, 2023

  • Virtual Classroom
  • Online

12 January, 2024

  • Classroom
  • New York City

Who should attend?

Who Should Attend

Anyone working in banking and finance.



Training content

Understanding Time Value of Money

  • TVM key concepts
  • Present and future values
  • Simple vs. compound interest
  • Interest and discount factors
  • Annuities, mortgages and loans
  • TVM Exercise

Understanding the Yield Curve

  • What is the yield curve?
  • What gives the yield curve its shape?
  • Why the yield curve is important
  • The yield curve right now

Foreign Exchange and Money Markets

  • Spot and forward FX markets
  • How FX rates are quoted
  • What drives the spot FX market
  • Discount vs. coupon securities
  • Interbank deposits and CDs
  • Bills and the CP market
  • LIBOR and its replacement

The Fixed Income Market

  • Key features of bonds
  • The US Treasury market
  • Bunds, JGBs, OATs, BTPs and Gilts
  • Corporate bonds
  • Bond ratings
  • The high-yield market
  • Price and yield
  • What duration and convexity is all about

The Equity Market

  • International equity markets
  • Types of equity product
  • IPOs, rights, and convertibles
  • How equities are valued
  • Stock indices
  • Equities trading session


  • Futures exchanges and futures contracts
  • Interest rate, bond, and stock-index futures
  • Using futures to hedge risk
  • How futures can transform a bond into a share
  • Swaps – the workhorse of the derivatives market
  • How interest rate swaps work
  • Currency swaps
  • How borrowers can use an interest rate swap
  • Why options are different
  • Options jargon
  • Hockey sticks and payoff profiles
  • What volatility is all about
  • Using a call option


  • New York: $995.00
  • London: £800 (plus VAT)
  • Virtual: £725 (plus VAT)

Certification / Credits

CPD: 7 hours

Learning Outcomes

By attending this course, you will:

  • Obtain a clear overview of the purposes and functioning of the international financial markets
  • Understand the various financial markets products and how they fit together
  • Explore the range of derivative products, and why they are used
  • Appreciate the relationships between different markets and products
  • Obtain first-hand experience of each topic through interactive workshops, case studies, and simulation

Why choose ACF Academy?

Over 100,000 professionals trained globally

Award-winning practical financial simulations

Consistently high ratings

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