Livestreamed
Live sessions: November 1, 2, 8 and 9
10.00-13.30 CET | Time Zone Converter



OVERVIEW
COURSE SYLLABUS
COURSE DETAILS
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE
This course is primarily designed to increase the awareness of the concept of inflation as an investable asset class.

Beginning with the fundamentals of inflation, the syllabus goes on to explore the key aspects and benefits of inflation-links bonds and other structures such as swaps and options.

Course Outcomes

By completing this course you will be able to:
  • Understand the economics of inflation
  • Be able to calculate ILB cash flows
  • Have a thorough knowledge of inflation bonds, swaps and options
  • Be able to look at different types of trades for trading inflation

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone with an understanding of the fundamental concepts of finance and fixed income.  An understanding of bond pricing and market risk (i.e. duration / DV01) is assumed.

Certification and Programme Recognition

This course has been approved by the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong for Continuous Professional Training (CPT).
ICMA is also a member of the CPD® Certification Service which helps organisations formalise knowledge into a structured and recognised approach to meet professional development expectations.

ICMA recommends that 20 learning hours can be associated with this course, based on attended/undertaken hours of study required to successfully complete the learning outcomes.

The course is certified by ICMA and the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading. A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who meet minimum attendance requirements. Please note that while course recordings will be made available to delegates, it is a course requirement that delegates meet the minimum attendance requirements to be eligible for a certificate. Please contact education@icmagroup.org if you have any questions regarding certification.

Please note that your course certificate of attendance or completion should be sufficient to satisfy any professional development requirements – if you require further evidence, please contact us at education@icmagroup.org.

Pricing

Members: EUR 1,650 + VAT (if applicable)
Non-members: EUR 2,050 + VAT (if applicable)


Course Trainer

Neil Schofield
The syllabus is divided into several topic areas, which are then broken down into multiple subtopics:

1. Inflation fundamentals
  • Defining key terms
    • Inflation
    • Deflation
    • Disinflation
    • Hyperinflation
  • Real vs. nominal frameworks
  • The Fisher equation
  • Factors that influence real yields
  • A holistic analysis of breakevens
  • The composition of the main inflation-related indices
  • Sources of market demand and supply

2. Inflation-linked Bonds
  • Overview of sovereign issuance
  • Inflation maths
  • The par floor
  • Seasonality
  • Adjusting ILB yields for seasonality

3. Inflation-linked Swaps

  • Zero coupon
  • Asset swaps
  • Real rate swaps
  • Year – on – year swaps
  • Total return swaps

4. Inflation-linked Options
  • Caps, floors, swaptions
  • Options on TIPS
  • Breakeven options
  • Inflation implied volatility
  • Total return swaps

5. Trading Inflation
  • Measures of inflation market risk
  • How do real and nominal rates move in relation to each other?
  • Carry in an inflation-linked context
  • Calculating forward prices
  • Example trades
    • Directional real yield trades
    • Breakeven inflation trades
    • Real yield curve trades
    • Breakeven curve trades
    • Forward trades
    • Intra-market transactions

Course Delivery


If you are taking the livestreamed course, you have six months to study the material.
If you’re taking the classroom-based course, the training is delivered on two consecutive days between Monday and Friday.

Livestreamed Course


ICMA courses are delivered via video conferencing accessed on our digital learning platform, using the most effective pedagogical approaches and incorporating interactive functions like virtual breakout rooms.

The Inflation-Linked Bonds and Derivatives live sessions are delivered in four 3.5 hour sessions over the course of two weeks. You will be given access to the course materials before the live sessions, and will have access to those for a total of four weeks from the first live session. During these four weeks you will have the option to keep working through the course materials at your own pace.

Live sessions: November 1, 2, 8 and 9
10.00-13.30 CET | Time Zone Converter

Live Sessions: 7, 8, 13, 14 April
10.00-13.30 CET | Time Zone Converter




Livestreamed course fees


Members: EUR 1,650 + VAT (if applicable)
Non-members: EUR 2,050 + VAT (if applicable)

For security reasons, delegates who have not registered in advance will not be admitted to the live sessions.

Please note:
  • All payments must be made in Euro.
  • Invoices for single registrations are subject to an additional Euro 50 to cover administration costs*. No administration fee applies for invoices covering two or more registrations.
*Administration costs cover the provision of supporting documents, which are often requested along with the invoice, to become an approved supplier.



Contact

Should you have any queries, please contact education@icmagroup.or





Test your knowledge

The rate at which prices increase
The rate at which prices decrease
The rate at which price increases, decrease
The rate at which prices increase exponentially
0.00%
0.98%
1.95%
4.54%
The return for forgoing consumption today to consume more goods and services tomorrow
The market clearing rate of return in excess of expected future inflation that ensures supply meets demand for a particular investment opportunity
Real rates signal how much today’s savings are worth in terms of future consumption
All of the above
A premium for unexpected inflation
A yield premium that reflects the relative illiquidity of inflation-linked bonds
A premium for those inflation-linked bonds that possess a ‘par floor’ to protect against the possibility of deflation
All of the above
An investor would be better off holding the ILB than the nominal bond
An investor would be worse off holding the ILB than the nominal bond
An investor would be indifferent between holding the ILB and the nominal bond.

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