Knightsbridge Trading Academy in Partnership with London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Academy are proud to present an elite **accredited learning opportunity for traders: The Institutional Trader Programme.
This bespoke programme is designed to provide aspirational and operating traders alike with the ability to master the skills needed to be an effective and successful trader across a range of investing disciplines. Taking place at London Stock Exchange Group headquarters next to St Paul's Cathedral and also inside Tower 42 on Old Broad St, enables full access to state of the art trading facilities and environment. London Stock Exchange is one of the world’s oldest stock exchanges, and traces its history back more than 300 years. London Stock Exchange Group was created in October 2007 when London Stock Exchange merged with Milan Stock Exchange, Borsa Italiana
This programme is a unique opportunity for anyone interested in mastering the craft of trading in a variety of disciplines, exchanges and asset classes.
The opportunity presented through this programme is to jump-start or fully expand your trading career, with an accelerated learning programme of the highest value, led by world-class trading experts in a range of active investing areas. If you are looking to master the art of trading, this is a must-attend programme. Note that classes are limited to 30 participants from around the world, and attendance is therefore subject to an application and approval process. Students have the option to choose a 1 or 2 week course ** institutional trader program course is accredited with 40 CPD points, in addition a CISI accreditation will be awarded in certification form, should the candidate pass the CISI examination after week one.
The Institutional Trader Programme consists of two modules. Model one begins week 1 and module 2 commences in week 2
Commencing with a 5 or 10-day intensive face-to-face learning opportunity held in part the London Stock Exchange Group. This is followed by a three or six-month e-learning programme, enabling you to develop your proficiency in the key trading principles learned.
Module One: 5 day education held in part at the London Stock Exchange
Module Two: 5 day education and in part simulated trading
You will be flown to London and stay at a five star hotel in the heart of the influential City of London financial district for 5 or 10 days during which you will experience an intense and detailed learning programme led by experienced London Stock Exchange Group Academy senior faculty member Trevor Neil. Additional expert tutors will be on hand to deliver the institutional trader program.
Among the resources that will be made available to you:
• Reading materials
• Interactive exercises
• Video tutorials
• Multiple choice mock exam papers
• Trading help desk
• Exclusive access to Knightsbridge Trading Academy’s global online trading community.
Week 1 Section 1:
The Financial Services Industry Introduction to the financial services industry and examines the role of the industry and the main participants that are seen in financial centres around the globe.
Section 2: The Economic Environment An appreciation of some key aspects of macroeconomics is essential to an understanding of the environment in which investment services are delivered. This Section looks at some key measures of economic data and the role of central banks in management of the economy.
Section 3: Financial Assets and Markets This Section provides an overview of the main types of assets and then looks in some detail at the range of financial markets that exist, including the money markets, property and foreign exchange.
Section 4: Equities We now examine some of the main asset classes in detail, starting with equities. We begin with the features, benefits and risks of owning shares or stocks, looks at corporate actions and some of the main world stock markets and indices, and outlines the methods by which shares are traded and settled.
Section 5: Bonds A review of bonds follows which includes looking at the key characteristics and types of government and corporate bonds and the risks and returns associated with them.
Section 6: Derivatives A brief review of derivatives to provide an understanding of the key features of futures, options and swaps and the terminology associated with them.
Section 7: Investment Funds A study of the major area of investment funds or mutual funds/ collective investment schemes. The Section looks at open-ended and closed-ended funds, exchange-traded funds, hedge funds and private equity.
Section 8: Regulation and Ethics An understanding of regulation is essential in today’s investment industry. This Section provides an overview of international regulation and looks at specific areas such as money laundering and insider trading as well as a section on professional integrity and ethics.
Section 9: Other Financial Products Having reviewed the essential regulation covering provision of financial services, we conclude with a review of the other types of financial products, including pensions, loans, mortgages and protection products including life assurance.
Section 10: Multiple Choice Exam Mock Exam
Trevor Neil MSTA MCSI has over 40-year experience as a professional trader. He started his career in 1975 as a floor trader on the London Commodities Exchange for Merril Lynch. since then he has worked for a number of well-known institutions and banks in London and overseas. He moved into fund management, technical analysis and analysis during his career. His institutional trading career was interrupted in 1999 when he was engaged as Global Head of Technical Analysis at Bloomberg.
After four years he returned to trading running a hedge fund based in Cape Town, South Africa. He was on the board which founded the Society of Technical Analysis, the professional body. He was involved in the creation of their professional qualification which is now franchised world-wide.
He is today a fund manager and teaches trading professionals globally. He counts many top institutions amongst his clients. He has written several books and many articles and appears frequently on financial TV. He is an Accredited Training Provider for the CISI, he prepares students for the IFTA professional qualification, he is a Retained Senior Trainer for the London Stock Exchange Academy and an associate editor of The Technical Analyst Magazine.
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