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Origination Fundamentals – Debt Capital Markets Perspective


Origination Fundamentals – Debt Capital Markets Perspective Course Overview

This course is a firsthand account of what an analyst does in capital markets. In this course, we use an explain, explore, and do approach.

First, we will establish our bearings by explaining what the DCM and ECM teams do and how they fit into the broader operations of an investment bank. Afterward, we explore the subunits in DCM, and how they work together to achieve the core purpose of a capital markets team: to introduce new securities into the market. During the course of understanding the processes involved in bringing securities to market, we will learn the key skills you need to be successful at each stage of a career in this group. Then we switch gears into the ‘do’ portion of our course. In the final chapter of this course, you will immerse yourself in the role and do what a capital markets analyst does on a typical day: build a DCM update for a broader pitchbook.


Origination Fundamentals – Debt Capital Markets Perspective Objectives

By the end of the course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the roles of DCM and ECM in financial markets
  • Locate DCM and ECM in an organizational chart and explain how to team collaborate
  • Explain what an analyst does in a typical day
  • Describe the career path, skills, and exit of a DCM or ECM analyst

Who Should Take This CMSA® Course?

This Introduction to DCM and ECM course is perfect for anyone who is considering a career in origination, or generally on the sell-side of capital markets. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge that you would gain after being 2 years into the job.

Origination Fundamentals - Debt Capital Markets Perspective

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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.

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA®) Certification
Origination Fundamentals – Debt Capital Markets Perspective is part of the Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA®) certification, which includes 59 courses.
  • Skills Learned Financial Analysis, Credit Structuring, Risk Management
  • Career Prep Commercial Banking, Credit Analyst, Private Lending
Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA®) Certification
Origination Fundamentals – Debt Capital Markets Perspective is part of the Capital Markets & Securities Analyst (CMSA®) certification, which includes 42 courses.
  • 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

Learner Reviews

Good insights on Debt Capital Market desk
Good insights on DCM, I particularly liked the simulation of a typical day on that desk. The powerpoint / excel walk through is interesting, I must say I didn't know about the CHOOSE formula !

Sylvain DAVID

Personal Experience
Had a great experience. Cant wait to start working on the next chapter.

Christian Frank Ivezaj

Very astonishing learning experience
Great time of very nice stuff to learn

Amanho Christian AMANHO

Real life components
great explanation for building a pitch book

Auron Illing

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