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Financial Markets Securities Operations

Many people in the market, or even the general public, will have heard of bonds, equities, foreign exchange and other traded contracts.  But less well known, but of equal importance, is the market infrastructure and operational procedures that keep all markets functioning.  Whether in old paper-based markets, computer trading of securities or in future FinTech settings, the operations and “plumbing” of the market underpin all we do.

The course does not assume any prior study or work experience other than a basic knowledge of mathematics. For those without a financial markets background, the course book will allow candidates to acquire that knowledge directly.

The training course is intended to provide ‘breadth of knowledge’ to make it relevant to people pursuing careers in the middle office and operations areas. Although not a formal pre-requisite, it would provide useful background study for those taking any other FMT courses.

The course places an even emphasis on introducing and explaining the key concepts and then developing practical knowledge and skills of each subject area.

In order to make the course as interactive as possible, we have developed various simulation exercises covering such topics as equity (and separately, bond) settlements, foreign exchange settlements, securities lending & borrowing, etc. We will use a selection of these simulations throughout the course.

We are pleased that SWIFT Institute has endorsed this course. However, it should be noted that SWIFT Institute has neither contributed to nor is responsible for the course content. To learn more about SWIFT’s eLearning courses, visit

One of the company's principals has authored a text on the subject published by Wiley – Financial Market Operations Management (ISBN:  978-0-470-01910-8) and this book will be provided to all participants in any course delivered.

What our clients say...

It was really interactive, with problem solving exercises which I really enjoyed

The trainer was very knowledgeable in the subject and made the course interesting

All of the course was enlightening. I liked having to apply what we were taught to different scenarios

Good class interaction as well being able to cope with different levels of experience

The case studies presented were a very useful aid to understanding the material

One highlight of the course was being able to listen to other people's explanations of the material from first hand experience

Excellent explanations and content for the areas covered

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