"Future Finance Leaders" A Masterclass in Financial Markets and Corporate Finance
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) Academy has launched a new and unique masterclass in collaboration with Imperial Education. The “Future Finance Leaders” masterclass has been designed to support the employment prospects and professional development of undergraduate students, postgraduate students, MBA students, recent graduates and working professionals for a career in the finance industry or to become an entrepreneur. The master course will enhance students’ capacity to look into the financial market as partners in driving their company’s growth path. Additionally, students will learn how to liaise with capital markets players throughout their professional or entrepreneurial life.
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is an international markets infrastructure business and traces its history back to 1698. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS (a European fixed income market); and Turquoise (a pan-European equities MTF). The Group also plays a vital economic and social role, enabling companies, including SMEs, to access funds for growth and development.
LSEG Academy is London Stock Exchange Group’s own dedicated training centre, serving clients at a global level. LSEG Academy’s mission is to help clients – whether they are beginners or experienced professionals – develop all the skills, expertise and innovative thinking required to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving financial markets
“We are delighted to offer this unique masterclass which will support future finance leaders in gaining knowledge, develop skills, expertise and innovative thinking to have a competitive advantage in their professional or entrepreneurial careers”
Head of Academy
London Stock Exchange Group
“Our mission is to support university students and working professionals to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving financial markets. This masterclass will not only make our students profile stand out but also open the doors to well remunerated international jobs in the finance industry”
Co-founder & Chairman
Proqad Education Limited
This two-week masterclass provides the future finance leaders with an in-depth experience of how capital markets support the real economy growth. Students will have gained the fundamental information on financial markets and products. They will also be provided with the tools to start a productive dialogue with investors to finance their own entrepreneurial ideas.
A ‘know what’ opportunity for delegates to build and expand their knowledge and understanding of key technical topics such as regulation, financial market organization and key players interaction
A ‘know-how’ opportunity for delegates to understand how to apply new concepts in their future roles
A ‘know-who’ opportunity for delegates to strengthen existing and build new professional networks.
The programme is addressed to undergraduate students, postgraduate students, MBA students, recent graduates and working professionals without any or with (little) capital markets knowledge.
The level of content details and approach will be adjusted on the basis of the level of financial literacy assessed in the pre-course activity.
Participants will be asked to complete a pre-course questionnaire and a short assessment test.
Pre-reading materials will also be shared two weeks before the training starts, in order to provide the trainees with the fundamental theoretical knowledge to actively engage during the classroom sessions.
The LSEG Academy e-learning platform will be available for one month following the end of the classroom sessions for the delegates to:
Download all hand-outs and study materials
Ask any further questions to the trainers, which will be replied to within 7 days of receipt
Review the agenda and all further parts of the course
Connect and share views with the other delegates on the training course
FINAL COURSE TEST AND CERTIFICATE
At the end of each training week, all participants will be asked to complete a test. A Certificate of Completion will be provided.
LSEG Academy’s trainers deliver training across a range of topics related to capital markets. The programme involves the best practitioners, academics, advisors from around the world and experts from within LSEG, with the aim of supporting participants with their learning objectives.
Part of the masterclass programme is already CPD accredited and LSEG Academy is completing the accreditation process for other modules of this course.
Participants will have access to a dedicated Alumni online network for one year following the course.
EXPERT-LED 'ACTIVE LEARNING' SESSION
The masterclass is workshop-based and highly interactive to enhance the transferability of theoretical concepts into real-life practices. The proposed learning path follows an “active learning” approach, which is based, where possible, on interactive group exercises and case studies.
Welcome and introduction to the course
Macroeconomics and their impact on financial markets trends
How macro-economics can impact on capital markets
Introduction to capital markets, their structure and functioning
Functions of the world’s financial markets - transferring funds and risk
What are efficient markets? How are they structured? Who is involved?
Sell-Side (Investment Banks) vs. Buy-Side (Institutional Investors)
The role of the Regulator
Meeting investors’ demand. How to write effective business plans
How to write effective business plans
Structure of a business plan
Market entry strategies
Ability to do market research
Ability to formulate a business model for any business idea
Ability to create financial plans
Understanding and applying the link between problem orientation and value creation
Knowing and applying how to formulate a value proposition
Knowing and applying how to work with hypotheses
Corporate governance, CSR and Investor Relations: key assets for a virtuous high- growth company
Governance and its implications, perceptions and trends
The origins of corporate governance frameworks in the UK
The 5 founding principles of Governance
Current market practices
The New Code in the UK and incoming changes
The IR team
International Investor Relations
Attracting foreign investors
Value and growth investing
Cross-cultural communication approach
How to best communicate value to the market
The key messages an Institutional Investor expects to receive
Tools and timing of communication
The relevant assets for a company valuation from an institutional investor viewpoint
Raising company value with Investor Relations
Financial instruments, features and trading techniques: bonds and commodities instruments and markets
Fixed income instruments and markets
Characteristics of bonds
Different types of bonds
Considerations for issuers of bonds
Considerations for investors in bonds
Current bonds markets trends
Bonds markets at the LSE
Understanding the price/yield relationship
Commodities markets: how they work and instruments traded
Understanding trading strategies and trading simulation
Overview of the most effective trading techniques
The main psychological biases which will be your trading downfall
Adding to positions
Financing real economy growth: fund raising options for companies
Highlighting equity capital markets impact on real economy growth
Fundraising options for start ups, scale ups and “maturity” companies
UK equity fundraising landscape
Friends and family
Angel and Venture capital investing
Venture and growth
IPOs: objectives, processes, timing and major players involved
Meeting investors’ demand. How to develop your equity story
What does an Investor look for when approaching a company for investment
Equity story development
Fund raising considerations
Secondary markets: how to trade on LSE Markets
Welcome and introduction to the second week of the course
Trading on the London Stock Exchange Markets
What instruments are traded on Exchange part from shares
Who the key market participants are and how they interact
How market making works
The importance of the closing auction process
Other types of scheduled and unscheduled auctions
What is meant by ‘on Exchange’ ‘off Exchange’ ‘off book’ trading
Trade reporting, including recent Rulebook changes in preparation for implementation of MiFID II
Market Supervision for detection of market abuse
Financial instruments, features and trading techniques: derivatives and ETFs instruments and markets
Overview of capital markets products: definitions and market practices
Exchange traded vs OTC
Hedging, Speculation and Arbitrage
Elements of settlement and clearing
Description of the underlying assets and design of derivatives contracts
Products overview and their applications
Equity Derivatives Development
Linear equity Derivatives
Forwards vs futures
ETFs: instrument features and overview of ETFs markets expansion worldwide
Financial and counterparty risk management in the capital markets eco- system
Financial and counterparty risk management in an exchange value chain
A focus on risk management for Equity and commodity derivatives
Types of risk – market, systemic, credit, liquidity, operational, leverage….
Market risk and risk factors Linear v non linear risk
Back office management in banks and financial institutions
What are the risks faced by various counterparties when transacting financial instruments?
Client, broker and clearing member relationships types of accounts and levels of protection case study – Lehman and MF Global collapse
CCP and CSD relationship cash and collateral accounts
The margin system in derivatives VaR margining v traditional margining
The daily margin calculation process
APPLICATION & FEES
This course is open for undergraduate students, postgraduate students, MBA students, recent graduates and working professionals for a career in the finance industry or to become an entrepreneur. Students must be over the age of 18.
The courses will be conducted in July, August and September. The exact course dates will be finalised by the end of March.
HOW TO APPLY
Fill out the application form here. Applications will need to be received at least 6 weeks before the course start date.
The course fee will be paid to Proqad Education Limited.
The course fee is £ 4,950 and includes:
One-year free access to dedicated alumni online content produced by the LSEG Academy
Visit to the market open area
Travel to and from airport and classes
Visa application assistance
The course fee excludes:
London sightseeing tour can be arranged at an extra cost