Financial Market Analysis (FMA), Aug 01 – 12, 2016

Course Description:

This two-week course, presented by the IMF’s Institute for Capacity Development, introduces participants to the fundamentals of financial analysis that are part of the toolkit of policymakers. These tools are used to study the characteristics of various financial instruments and their pricing, as well as to analyze portfolios of assets and the basics of risk management. Topics include:- Bond pricing and volatility–duration and convexity;- term structure of interest rates;- equity pricing;- asset allocation and diversification; and- value at risk. Workshops, which are an integral part of the course, require participants to apply the techniques presented.