The course programme provides an overview of all the areas of investment and the role of financial services in the economy.
UNIT 1: Introduction to Securities & Investment
Element 1: Introduction — the Financial Services Industry
Element 2: Economic Development — Economic Environment
Element 3: Financial Assets and Markets — Cash Deposits, Money Market Instruments, Property, Foreign Exchange Market, Derivatives/Commodity Markets, World Stock Markets
Element 4: Equities — Equities
Element 5: Bonds — Government Bonds, Corporate Bonds
Element 6: Derivatives — Introduction, Futures, Options, SWAPS, Derivatives Uses
Element 7: Investment Funds— Introduction, Unit Trusts, Open Ended
Investment Companies, Pricing, Dealing & Settlement, Investment Trusts, Real Estate Investment Trusts, Exchange-Traded Funds, Hedge Funds
Element 8: Financial Services Regulation — Financial Services and Markets Act, Financial Crime, Insider Dealing and Market Abuse, Data Protection Act 1998, Breaches, Complaints and Compensation.
Element 9: Other Financial Products