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The workshop is aimed at giving the delegates insight into the nature of fixed income markets with a strong focus on understanding the instruments, pricing, and market practice for dealing in fixed income markets. The interest rate environment and the risks of trading these markets will be examined. The associated derivative instruments will be covered to give insight into their application for hedging long-term interest rate risk. Exercises will be conducted in the two days to cement the concepts.
An intensive workshop offering participants the opportunity to get to grips with the different instruments traded on the JSE and over-the-counter markets in South Africa. This workshop will explain the nature of the various instruments, their application and uses as well as the risk involved in trading in these instruments. The jargon used in the markets will be demystified.
This one-day workshop will assist participants to understand how the new regulatory environment for OTC derivatives impacts providers of OTC derivatives products and how to manage and mitigate the risk of non-compliance.
Bitcoin, the first cryptocurrency, was launched in the throes of the 2007/08 global financial crisis at the convergence of technological developments and a global financial system that was collapsing and threatening to take the economic lives of billions of people with it. As a decentralised cryptocurrency bitcoin was seen as a more trustworthy and efficient alternative to centralised fiat money.
The workshop aims to provide a practical and interactive introduction to the foreign exchange market that will include explaining jargon, identifying market participants and differentiate between the wholesale and retail markets.
An intensive workshop offering delegates the opportunity to develop their skills in differentiating between the different classes of derivatives.
The workshop will identify the different participants and their role in the derivative markets. Both the over-the-counter and exchange-traded markets will be examined.
A clear understanding will be given of derivative contracts’ characteristics, pricing, application, settlement and risks.
The workshop will explain the role of banks in the economy and the functions performed by them as well as describe the main risks that banks face namely capital risk, credit risk, market risk, liquidity risk, operational risk and strategic/business risk. The workshop will analyse how these risks are incurred and best practice ways of managing them.
The workshop will explain financial technology and its enablers, key transformative technologies, and impact on financial sector activities. It will describe the role of large technology companies (BigTech) and other non-bank entrants in providing financial services. The response of international bodies such as the Financial Stability Board and Bank for International Settlements will be outlined as well as that of global and domestic regulators.
A well-trained and efficiently organised financial market operations department is essential to complete every transaction. The operations department provides a vital service to the front office by ensuring that all funds flow in a timely and correct manner and that all the necessary documentation is completed.
This one-day workshop will assist participants to practically manage regulatory changes, particularly those introduced and proposed after the 2007/08 financial-crisis. The workshop provides an introduction to the principal elements of the regulatory environment for South African financial markets. It outlines the respective objectives and roles of existing and proposed regulators, their supervisory approaches, the key concepts of authorisation, supervision and enforcement and the powers available to the regulators in the event that a firm, or an individual, breaches regulatory requirements. In addition major financial reforms such as those aimed at bringing all derivatives trading under the scrutiny of public authorities will be outlined.