Debt Instruments (Bonds)

Both the primary and secondary markets for debt instruments are extremely important components of financial markets. This course is designed to give participants a good understanding of debt instruments, their characteristics and the markets in which they are issued, traded and settled.

Course Content

  • Characteristics of debt instruments
  • Types of debt instruments
  • Markets for debt instruments: primary vs. secondary; international vs. domestic
  • Issuing debt instruments and primary market operations
  • Approaches to interest payments
  • Calculating interest payments on debt instruments
  • Yield curves
  • Secondary market practice
  • Pricing debt instruments
  • Trading and settling debt instruments
  • New types of debt instruments
  • Risks associated with debt instruments

Target Audience

Financial service professionals who want to gain a good understanding of debt instruments and the markets in which they are traded.

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