Online Self-Study
Start date: 1 January
Duration: 6 weeks (recommended)

 

   

 

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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 1,150 + VAT (if applicable)
Non-members: EUR 1,650 + VAT (if applicable)


Course Trainers

Nicholas Gant 

Section 1 – The Repo Market (videos 1-5)

    • Definition of repo
    • The Repo Market (parts 1-3)
    • The Repo Market: Agents and Clearing

Section 2 – Trading (videos 6-9)

    • Who uses Repo (parts 1-2)
    • Repo Variants
    • More Repo Variants

Section 3 - Life cycle events (videos 9-10)

    • Matching and Settlement
    • Corporate Events

Section 4 - Legal Agreements (videos 11-12)

    • The GMRA
    • The Annexes

Section 5 – Accounting and Regulations (videos 13-15)

    • 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

Online Course


Delegates who sign up to online courses will have access for 6 months to enable them to take advantage of the additional online resources, discussion boards and other functions of our new digital learning platform.

Online courses start at the beginning of each month – please note that payment must be received BEFORE access to these courses are provided.


Online course fees


ICMA Members: EUR 1,150 + VAT (if applicable)
ICMA Non-members: EUR 1,650 + VAT (if applicable)


Costs include full access to the online campus, associated learning materials and the examination fee.


Please note that:

  • Payment for online courses must be received before the start of the course.
  • All payments must be made in Euro.


As an indicative guide, we would recommend a total of 24 study hours is required to go through the material. Please note this is an approximate guide only.




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


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