Overview

Lifecycle of a Trade Course Overview

Understanding the trade lifecycle in both the capital markets and derivative markets is crucial for many roles within the financial services industry, both on the buy side and sell side. This course covers the roles of market participants, motivations behind trade initiation, mechanisms for trade execution, and processes for confirmation, clearing, and settlement. Learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire trade lifecycle, enabling them to make informed decisions, navigate real-word complexities, and resolve issues effectively. Whether you’re seeking to deepen your financial knowledge or enhance your career prospects, mastering the trade lifecycle is essential in today’s complex financial landscape.

Lifecycle of a Trade Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify the participants in capital markets and derivative markets trades, and describe their roles
  • List reasons why trades are initiated and determine the price it will be executed at on both order-driven and quote-driven markets
  • Explain the role sell side institutions play in executing capital markets and derivative markets trades
  • Describe the process that occurs once a trade is matched to when it is cleared and settled
  • Compare the similarities and differences between the capital market and derivative market trade lifecycle
        

            

Who Should Take This Course?

The target audience for this course are both buy side and sell side middle and back office professionals. This includes operations and settlement professionals, risk, compliance and internal audit analysts, as well as any roles where a deep understanding of the trade lifecycle is critical, such as IT.


Courses we recommend you take in advance

These prerequisite courses are optional, but we recommend you complete the stated prep course(s) or possess the equivalent knowledge prior to enrolling in this course:
  1. Introduction to Capital Markets
  2. Derivatives Fundamentals 

Lifecycle of a Trade

5

Level 3

Approx 2.5h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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This Course is Part of the Following Programs

Why stop here? Expand your skills and show your expertise with the professional certifications, specializations, and CPE credits you’re already on your way to earning.

Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA®) Certification

  • Skills Learned Trading strategies used in the finance and capital markets
  • Career Prep Work in capital markets, whether on the buy-side or the sell-side

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