Livestreamed
Live sessions: May 23, 24, 30 & 31
10.00-13.30 CET | Time Zone Converter

 
OVERVIEW
COURSE SYLLABUS
COURSE DETAILS
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE


This introductory level course provides an overview on how the repo market is structured, the key players and key regulation and is ideal for those wanting a foundation-level overview of this topic. 

Course Outcomes

By completing the course you will be able to:

  • Identify the different types of repo
  • Recognise how repo is used in the market
  • Identify the key participants in repo market
  • Identify different methodologies of pricing repo
  • Identify different types of collateral that is used
  • Recognise different risks to counterparties
Describe the types of market participants and appreciate why these firms engage in SLB, and their impact on capital markets and retail investors
Understand the operational, legal and regulatory risks and issues involved 
Comprehend the advantages/disadvantages of using different types of collateral 
Appreciate the impact that corporate actions have on the lent security and on securities collateral
Discover some relevant anecdotes and SLB case studies

Who should attend?

This course is designed people with an interest in understanding the fundamental characteristics of the repo and collateral markets and personnel new to the field who wish to gain a broader view of the subject.

Certification and Programme Recognition

This course has been accredited by the CPD® Certification Service and approved by the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong for Continuous Professional Training (CPT).
ICMA recommends that 24 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 Attainment will be awarded to those who successfully pass the final exam of this course – see Assessment section for more details.

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
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Pricing

Members: EUR 1,850 + VAT (if applicable)
Non-members: EUR 2,390 + VAT (if applicable)


Course Trainers

Nicholas Gant 

Section 1 – The Repo Market

    • Definition of repo
    • The Repo Market
    • The Repo Market: Agents and Clearing

Section 2 – Trading

    • Who uses Repo
    • Repo Variants
    • More Repo Variants

Section 3 - Life cycle events

    • Matching and Settlement
    • Corporate Events

Section 4 - Legal Agreements

    • The GMRA
    • The Annexes

Section 5 – Accounting and Regulations

    • Accounting Treatment of Repo
    • Leverage ratio, RWA, NSFR
    • SFTR, CSDR

 

Securities Lending & Borrowing (SLB) – The Fundamentals
What is Securities Lending?
The Purpose: Why Do Lenders Lend & Borrowers Borrow?
Participants & Structure
Trading Strategies
Examples
SLB Trade Lifecycle - An Overview
Short Selling, Naked Short Selling
Locates, Trade Execution & Fails
Margin
Corporate Events
Billing
The Marketplace – Participants & Stakeholders
Lenders, Borrowers and Intermediaries
Examples
The Lender’s Perspective: Motivations and Considerations
The Borrower’s Perspective: Motivations and Considerations
Global custodians
Third-party lending agents
Central counterparties
Anecdotes
SLB Trade Lifecycle
Pre-trading, Locates
Trade execution
Pre-settlement
Settlement
Buy-ins
Mark to Market
Margin calls
Recall/return of lent settlements
Fees & Billing
Assets & Collateral
Equity vs Fixed Income
Fundamental collateral concepts
Margin: Purpose & use
Types of collateral
Rehypothecation
Legal Documentation
GMSLA
Securities lending agency agreement
GMRA
Updating Books & Records
Securities bookkeeping: Definition & purpose
Importance of updating books & records
Updating books and records for lent/borrowed securities, cash and non-cash collateral, fees and rebates
SLB and Corporate Actions
Corporate actions: Overview
Income
*Cash dividends
*Lent securities
*Short sale proceeds
*Lent/borrowed equity
Voting
Withholding tax
Risks in Securities Lending & Borrowing
Market Risk
Credit Risk
Operational Risk
Legal Risk
Reputational Risk
Regulation
Introduction
EU short selling & financial transactions tax
CSDR
Reporting to a central trade repository
Recent SLB Scandals & Controversies
The Lehman saga uncover

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 Introduction to Repo 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: May 23, 24, 30 and 31
10.00-13.30 CEST | Time Zone Converter


Live sessions: October 27, 28 & November 3, 4
10.00-13.30 CEST | Time Zone Converter



Livestreamed course fees

Members: EUR 1,850 + VAT (if applicable)
Non-members: EUR 2,390 + 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.org.


Test your knowledge

Financing
Investment
Risk management
GESLA
GMRA
GMSLA
Pledge
Title transfer
Lien
The repo buyer
The repo seller
At the beginning
Throughout the trade
At the end

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