Financial Markets Operations courses

ICMA Education’s operations courses examine the securities trade lifecycle and other related products from an operational perspective. In addition to the importance of these topics to those in back office roles, these courses are becoming increasingly relevant to middle and even front office professionals who need to understand the processes of operations departments to perform more effectively in their jobs.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the conduct regulator for around 50,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK. The FCA have assessed ICMA in accordance with their standards set out in TC App 5.1 and have determined that ICMA can offer qualifications as an FCA-approved qualification provider.

ICMA Diploma in Financial Markets Operations

Examining the securities trade lifecycle from an operational perspective, this diploma provides detailed insights into the area that is at the functional centre of any capital markets business. Based around the benchmark ICMA course in operations – the Operations Certificate Programme – the syllabus of the programme has been designed for candidates to develop their understanding of operations relating to equity and debt securities and OTC derivatives.

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Introduction to Securities Operations Qualification (ISOQ)

This course aims to develop a thorough understanding of securities operations-related concepts in debt and equity markets.

Operations Certificate Programme (OCP)

Compulsory for operations staff of some institutions, it provides in-depth understanding of operations relating to both equity and debt securities.

Corporate Actions: An Introduction

Designed as an introduction to corporate actions, this course covers the fundamentals of this topic. 

Corporate Actions: Operational Challenges
It looks at the challenges of corporate actions from a risk-free processing perspective, which require highly accurate event details combined with fully reconciled internal books & records. 
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