Understanding the Ups & Downs of Financial Markets

An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Understanding the Ups & Downs of Financial Markets

  • Format: Classroom
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Language: English
  • Accredited: CPE, KHDA Certified training courses
Understanding the Ups & Downs of Financial Markets


Date Venue Fee CPE Credit
Date: 03-07 Jun 2024
Venue: London
Fee: US $5,950
CPE Credit: 30
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Date: 04-08 Nov 2024
Venue: London
Fee: US $5,950
CPE Credit: 30
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Banks and financial intermediaries have always been considered a vital catalyst for economic growth of societies and nations. However, the recent financial crises comes to point out many instances of financial intermediation failure due to excessive risk taking and how it snowballs to impact all sectors and industries across the globe.

This five day intensive course touches upon a wide range of issues pertaining to the designs of banking institutions, financial intermediaries and regulators which includes:

  • The architecture of modern financial system
  • Money, banking and regulators
  • Depository versus non depository financial intermediaries
  • The business model a Banking Institution
  • Performance Measurement of a Bank Institution
  • Asset and Liabilities Management

This financial markets training course aims to enable participants to achieve the following objectives:

  • Understand the role of each key player of the financial system
  • Explain the purpose of the banking and financial intermediaries in financing the economy
  • Recognize the difference between depository versus non depository financial intermediaries
  •  Demonstrate the wide range of banking services and the users of each one of them
  • Evaluate the performance and position of a banking institution by analyzing their Annual Financial Report
  • The importance of Asset Liability Management
Training methodology

This Euromatech training course will combine presentations with interactive practical exercises, supported by video materials, activities and case studies. Delegates will be encouraged to participate actively in relating the principles of financial markets behaviour and movements.


This Understanding the Ups & Downs of Financial Markets training course covers essential skills such as appreciating the complex environment of financial markets and acquiring the necessary knowledge to handle challenging financial operations.

DAY 1 - Understanding the Financial System
  • Deficit versus Surplus Spending Units
  • Understanding the architecture of the Financial System
  • Direct versus Indirect Finance
  • The new era of financial system: the 4D
  • Depository versus Non Depository Financial Intermediary
DAY 2 - Banking Institutions
  • The origins of Banking and Depository Institutions
  • The classical business model a bank: roles, functions and risks
  • Commercial versus Thrift Banking Industry 
  • Types of banking institutions: Retail, Corporate, Investment and Private banks
  • Banking services
DAY 3 - Interest Rates, Central Banking and Monetary Policy
  • Theories of Regulation of Depository Institutions
  • The role of a central Bank as a regulator and Treasury Fiscal Agent
  • The relationship between Reserves and Total Deposits in Banks
  • Determination of the Market Rate Interest
  • Different types of interest rates and the yield curve
DAY 4 - Management and Performance of a Banking Institution
  • The managerial objectives of a bank
  • Managing the spread
  • Managing the burden
  • Understanding the Income Statement of a bank
  • Understanding the Balance Sheet of a Bank
  • The Off- Balance Sheet of a bank
DAY 5 - Asset Liability Management and Ratio Analysis
  • Asset and Liability Management defined
  • Who sets the objectives of Asset and Liability Management ( ALM)
  • The ALM: a balancing act
  • Liquidity ratio
  • Capital adequacy ratio

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    EuroMaTech is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit.

    Euromatech is a Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA) approved training institute in Dubai, licensed and approved to deliver training courses in the UAE.

    The KHDA is the regulatory authority in the UAE, that oversees administering, approving, supervising, and controlling the activities of various education providers in the UAE.  We are proud of our commitment to ensuring quality training courses and status as a KHDA-approved training provider.

    Taught by our team of highly qualified trainers, our KHDA approved training courses will provide you with an enriching learning experience and practical knowledge that will help you future-proof your career and support professional development within your organisation.

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