Financial Market Foundations courses

Our financial markets foundation courses are the perfect place to start when learning about how the various components of the capital markets operate. From a helicopter view of the major asset classes that compose the capital markets, to courses that give you a thorough grounding in debt capital markets, fixed income and securities and derivatives operations, this section of our portfolio is designed for those who want a comprehensive look at the fundamentals of these topics.

All of our foundational level courses are equivalent to 24 Learning Hours as per CPD requirements. ICMA is an accredited CPD provider and our courses can be attributed towards your internal CPD requirements.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the conduct regulator for around 50,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK. The FCA have assessed ICMA in accordance with their standards set out in TC App 5.1 and have determined that ICMA can offer qualifications as an FCA-approved qualification provider.

Introduction to the Buyside

An introductory level programme designed for anyone seeking a greater understanding of the buyside – or the investor base - of the financial markets, with a particular focus on fixed income.

Introduction to Market Infrastructure

This introductory course provides a broad overview of the roles, products, processes and institutions that comprise financial services, including the motivations and innovations that drive the industry and the rules that regulate it.

Financial Markets Foundation Qualification (FMFQ)

The FMFQ is an introductory level programme intended for anyone entering a career in the financial markets. 

Introduction to Bond Markets Qualification (IBMQ)

This certified course offers a broad overview of global bond markets and fixed income analysis.

Introduction to Primary Markets Qualification (IPMQ)

An overview of the key parties in the primary market and their roles in raising or providing financing.

Introduction to Securities Operations Qualification (ISOQ)

This course aims to develop a thorough understanding of securities operations-related concepts in debt and equity markets.

Introduction to Sustainable Bonds

This course provides an in-depth introduction to green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds.

Introduction to Repo

This introductory level course provides an overview on how the repo market is structured, the key players and key regulation. 

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