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Foreign Exchange for Investment Managers

  • Banking and Financial Markets, Foreign Exchange, Fund Management
  • Duration: One day
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    This programme will explore and explain the FX markets from both the sell side (banks) and buy side (corporate and asset managers) perspective.
    FX trading strategies will be highlighted and discussed, and all terminology and jargon will be fully explained. No prior knowledge is assumed.


    What will I get out of it?

    • A practical introduction to the Foreign Exchange Markets, the products and the risks.
    • A clear understanding the relationship between FX spot prices, forward rates and interest rates.
    • Currency investment strategies based upon currency alpha, carry plays, relative value, and momentum based models.


    Session One

    Market Background

    •   Historical summary, FX market growth, BIS data
    •   FX Risks for: Banks, Corporates, Fund Managers
    •   Different currency classifications: major, minor, crosses, emerging markets

    Session Two

    Macroeconomics and Foreign Exchange

    •   What drives the market? Why do exchange rates move?
    •   Supply and Demand
    •   Long and short term influences
    •   Economic indicators, breaking news, uncertainty and rumour
    •   Government policy and intervention.
    •   Fundamentals and PPP

    Session Three

    Mechanics of Foreign Exchange
    Market operations:

    •   Timing, Procedures and practices
    •   Spot FX quotes
    •   Forward foreign exchange contracts
    •   Forward points, Premiums and discounts
    •   Currency Options overview

    Session Four

    Foreign Exchange trading/investment strategies

    •   long/short strategies
    •   Carry plays,
    •   Relative value
    •   Momentum models
    •   FX order management
    •   Strategic vs Dynamic hedging strategies

    Course Conclusion

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