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The themes of this product are:

  • Structure of equity markets and how they function
  • Practical demonstration of established equity valuation models
  • Key features of equity derivatives including examples and calculations
  • Application of portfolio management techniques in equity portfolios
  • Design and structuring of equity structured instruments
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This solution deals with equity valuation, global equity markets and equity derivatives of every kind (Stock Index Futures, Equity Options, Equity Structured Products, Principal-protected equity-Indexed Products, Warrants and Convertibles). Practical examples and applications are illustrated from financing, investing, emerging and position-taking activities. The Job Aids include several calculators and simulations.

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the dynamics of global equity markets
  • Apply various models to value equity
  • Use equity derivatives for hedging as well as trading purposes
  • Enhance returns and measure performance using portfolio management techniques
  • Design and structure equity-structured products

Target Audience
Every professional involved in the global financial services industry (as a provider, user, regulator or advisor of product/services, marketplace/exchange) would benefit from KESDEE’s innovative solutions.

  • Supervisory Agencies

  • Central Banks

  • Financial Institutions

  • Commercial Banks

  • Investment Banks

  • Housing Societies/Thrifts

  • Mutual Funds

  • Brokerage Houses

  • Stock Exchanges

  • Derivatives Exchanges

  • Insurance Companies

  • Multinational Corporations

  • Accountancy Firms

  • Consultancy Firms

  • Law Firms

  • Rating Agencies

  • Multi-lateral Financial Institutions

  • Others

  • Course Level and Number of Courses
    Intermediate Level. Library of 10 Courses

    Instructional Method
    Dynamic, Interactive e-learning

    Recommended Background
    Familiarity with basic financial concepts

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      Library of 10 Courses
    Equity Markets
    Time taken to complete each Course: Two - Three hours

    1. Global Equity Markets

    • Functions and features of equity markets
    • Equity market participants
    • Trading and settlement procedures
    • Order types
    • Market for depositary receipts

    2. Equity Valuation Models- I

    • Dividend Discount Model (DDM)
    • Single Period Valuation
    • Multiple Period Valuation
    • Ratio Approach to Equity Valuation

    3. Equity Valuation Models- II

    • Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) and its Assumptions
    • Capital Market Line (CML)
    • Security Market Line (SML)
    • Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) and its Assumptions

    4. Stock Index Futures

    • Stock Index Futures and its Uses
    • Types of Stock Index Futures
    • Stock Index Futures Prices
    • Cost of Carry Model
    • Fair Value for Stock Index Futures
    • Index Arbitrage
    • Cash-and-Carry Trade and its Types
    • Hedging with Stock Index Futures

    5. Equity Swaps

    • Mechanics of equity swaps and cash flows involved
    • Single Currency Equity Swaps
    • Cross-Currency Equity Swaps

    6. Equity Options

    • Basics of equity options
    • Famous options strategies
    • Options pricing using Black-Scholes model

    7. Convertibles

    • Fundamentals of Convertible Bond
    • Characteristics of Convertible Bond
    • Valuation of Convertible Bond
    • Terminologies used in Convertible Bond

    8. Warrants

    • Warrants
    • Types of Warrants
    • Advantages and Disadvantages of Warrants
    • Warrant Pricing Model (Theoretical Value)
    • Warrant Pricing Model (Market Value)

    9. Portfolio Management

    • Investment objectives and scenarios
    • Risk/return profiles
    • Efficient Frontier
    • Portfolio optimization techniques
    • Measuring and evaluating portfolio performance

    10. Equity Structured Products

    • Concept of Structured Products
    • Equity-linked Notes
    • Structure
    • Trading Characteristics


    • Measurement Tools
    • Disclosures

    Calculators in Equity Markets

    1. Equity Valuation – Dividend Discount Models
    2. Equity Valuation - Ratio Approach
    3. Capital Asset Pricing Model
    4. Stock Index Futures – Fair Value
    5. Equity Swaps
    6. Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model
    7. Black-Scholes-Merton Option Pricing Model
    8. Option Strategies
    9. Treynor’s Measure
    10. Jensen’s Measure
    11. Sharpe’s Measure
    12. Warrants Calculator
    13. Convertible Bonds Calculator

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