This course walks you through the overview of swaps and the different types of swaps traded by investors and institutions for various purposes. We will compare the structure and uses of the different swaps, as well as demonstrate the calculations of cash flows, pricing, and swap values using examples. We will define some of the most important terminology used in swap contracts, such as swap rate, swap spread, and swap curve. We will also show you how swap contracts would look using Refinitiv Workspace and the key information one could find.
Swaps Fundamentals Learning Objectives
Upon completing this course, you will be able to:
Understand the overall mechanics and structure of swaps, who and why use different types of swaps, as well as pricing, payments, and valuation of swaps
Compare and contrast the various types of swaps, including:
Interest rate swaps
Credit default swaps (CDS)
Explain the structure and key features of each type of swaps
Identify the benefits and risks associated with each type of swaps
Calculate the price and values of each type of swaps
Who Should Take This Course?
This Swaps Fundamentals course is perfect for anyone who would like to build up their understanding of capital markets. This course is designed to equip anyone who desires to begin a career in fixed income, equity, sales and trading, or other areas of finance.
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Students are required to complete an online assessment (Multiple choice questions, Fill-in-the-Blanks, and Excel Questions) at the end of each course. You can take the exams on your own schedule and will need to earn at least 80% to pass the course and earn your certificate of course completion. Please note that course exams can be repeated as many times as you need. Students are also required to complete the FMVA® final exam to earn their certification. How to Take a Qualified Assessment
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