“I wish this course had been offered when I started my career in finance. My entry into the world of finance would have been much easier!”
Understanding the financial markets is crucial for private and professional investors as it enables them to make informed investment decisions, manage risks, and optimize their returns. This e-learning provides an ideal foundation to begin with.
Start Your Journey to Understand the Financial Markets
This e-learning is for anyone who wants to better understand what financial markets are and why they are so important to the functioning of our economy. We will introduce the key players, their role and their motivations. Our goal is to provide you with a good insight into the various asset classes, the products associated with them, and the relevant jargon. You will learn about the financial market from the perspective of the investor, the issuer and the financial services industry.
Everyone Can Profit
If you are a private investor or if you want to start a career in finance, the course will help you to quickly find your feet in the financial markets. And even if you've been in the markets for a while and excel at your job, you will gain a better understanding of how your job fits into the bigger picture.
The start is possible at any time and is not bound to any fixed dates
5 Modules for a Strong Foundation
We introduce you to the inner mechanisms of the financial markets. It's all about the allocation of capital and risk. On the one hand, there are the companies looking for ways to finance their business. On the other side are the investors who seek to invest their capital. In the middle is the financial industry, which connects the parties and provides liquidity, risk transformation, investment advice and investment solutions.
Equity capital is the lifeblood of companies. The stock market reflects the health of the economy. This module is about understanding the equity market: its practices and jargon, the motivations of equity investors and issuers, the various equity-linked investments, and of course the risk associated with equity investing.
Debt financing is an important source of funding for households, governments and businesses. Fixed income markets bring borrowers and lenders together. The structure of this market and the variety of products can be overwhelming at first. Therefore, it is important to methodically learn how to read the fixed income market. Discussions range from the short-term money market to longer-term fixed income products such as bonds and floating rate notes. We introduce the concepts of yield, yield curve, interest rate risk, and credit risk.
Anyone involved in the financial markets needs to know about foreign exchange, as it affects corporate profits and investment returns alike. Foreign exchange markets are no more complicated than other markets, but the fact that we are dealing with two currencies can make even simple facts seem confusing. We discuss the structure of the foreign exchange markets, their practices, their products, and the jargon associated with them.
The asset management industry is an important part of the financial system. Its goal is to help investors achieve their financial goals. So, the mission is clear, but that doesn't mean the asset management industry is easy to navigate. There are many different asset management companies offering a wide range of different services and investment strategies. In this module, we look under the hood of the asset management industry: how is it organized, what principles are used to develop good investment solutions, what are the different products offered?
Apply what you have learned in a final online quiz!
The course does not require any special mathematical knowledge.
Participants who want to build a comprehensive and solid foundation in financial markets. Private investors, newcomers and career changers who want to start their career in finance. Practitioners who you will gain a better understanding of how your job fits into the bigger picture: Private investors, client advisors, client advisor assistants, sales, product specialists, but also auditors, consultants or software providers, risk and controlling managers.
You can complete the blended learning program (approx. 30 hours) at your own pace. For this you will have access to the program material for 4 months.
Educational Partner & Credits
Educational Partner Our educational partner NoscoPartners AG is a proven expert in training and further education in the financial market and ensures an optimal mix of theory and practice.