Fixed Income Trading & Portfolio Management Bahrain Institute for Banking & Finance

A practical education into the global fixed income markets and modern day fiscal and monetary policy. The two day program will explore the main topics of Sovereign and corporate debt markets and how fixed income products are structured and traded. The course will also focus on exploring yield curve movement based on the business and monetary policy cycles and how to trade and position fixed income portfolios in various market environments. The practical elements of the two day programme will include candidates operating their own fixed income trading accounts using institutional level trading software that will allow them to trade on-exchange government debt futures over different durations in live market price action. On the second day candidates will form into teams and build fixed income portfolios using Flowtrader, a sophisticated simulation-based software platform, which will allow candidates to directly understand how the OTC fixed income market functions. Portfolio performance is then measured over a period of historical price data.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this practical course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fixed income asset class, including Sovereign and corporate debt markets
  • Understand debt issuance and how different fixed income products are traded
  • Understand the yield curve and how yield changes with duration
  • Understand how the yield curve changes shape with the business and monetary policy cycles and how to trade this shift
  • Understand how monetary policy affects different points on the yield curve and fixed income investment portfolios
  • Directly understand how fixed income products are traded over the counter, via interdealer brokers and also on-exchange by using cutting edge trading technology to operate directly within the fixed income markets during the practical sessions of the course

Target Audience

This programme is designed to provide core fixed income trading and portfolio management skills. It is relevant to: Investment analysts; Portfolio managers; Risk managers/analysts; Dealers; Traders; Treasury sales; Treasury back & middle officers

Entry Requirements

None

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