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

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

 
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COURSE SYLLABUS
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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. 


Learning 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.

Assessment

The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions of which candidates must answer a minimum of 30 questions correctly, with a score of 45 or more earning a distinction. You will have six months in which to study the material, book and complete an online, fully invigilated exam.

We use a third-party exam invigilation service called ProctorU to administer the exams on our assessed courses. We recommend you take a few minutes to watch this video before you take your exam, which provides information on what to expect on the day. You can also take a look at some further information here.

More information regarding your specific exam will be attached to your joining instructions and on Canvas, the ICMA training platform.


Certification and Programme Recognition

This course is certified by ICMA and accredited by CPD® Certification Service.

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.

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to those who successfully pass the final exam of this course – see Assessment section for more details.

ICMA is a member of the CPD® Certification Service and approved by the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong as provider of Continuous Professional Training (CPT).

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.

Course Trainer


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 1,300 (VAT not applicable)
Non-members: EUR 1,900 (VAT not applicable)

 



Please note that:

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



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


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