An intensive professional development training course on

Securities Exchange
Operations and Technology

17-21 Jun 2024
Nairobi - Kenya
02-06 Sep 2024
Kigali - Rwanda
09-13 Dec 2024
London - UK
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Welcome to the Securities Exchange Operations and Technology Training Course! This comprehensive program is designed to provide participants with a deep understanding of the operational and technological aspects of securities exchanges. Over the course of five days, we will explore the inner workings of securities markets, trading systems, clearing and settlement processes, risk management, regulatory compliance, and emerging technologies shaping the future of exchanges. Through a combination of lectures, case studies, interactive discussions, and hands-on exercises, participants will gain valuable insights into the dynamic world of securities exchange operations and technology.

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of securities exchanges, including their history, functions, and market structure
  • Learn about the technology infrastructure underpinning securities exchanges, including trading systems, clearing and settlement processes, and market surveillance tools
  • Develop proficiency in executing various order types and trading strategies on securities exchanges
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of clearinghouses, central counterparties (CCPs), and settlement systems in the post-trade process
  • Explore risk management techniques and regulatory compliance requirements relevant to securities exchange operations
  • Identify emerging technologies and trends shaping the future of securities exchanges, such as high-frequency trading (HFT), blockchain, and artificial intelligence (AI)
  • Apply theoretical concepts to real-world scenarios through case studies, interactive discussions, and hands-on exercises
  • Enhance professional skills and knowledge to excel in roles related to securities exchange operations, technology, risk management, and compliance

Who is this Training Course for?

This training course is ideal for professionals working in or aspiring to work in the financial services industry, particularly those involved in securities trading, operations, technology, risk management, compliance, and regulation. It is suitable for:

  • Securities traders and brokers
  • Operations and technology professionals at securities exchanges
  • Risk managers and compliance officers
  • Regulators and policymakers in the financial sector
  • Financial analysts and investment professionals
  • Software developers and IT professionals interested in financial markets

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This AZTech training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. The facilitator will provide interactive presentation that incorporates slides, videos, group discussion, and practical exercises to examine all aspects of the topic.

The Course Content

Day One: Introduction to Securities Exchanges and Market Structure
  • Overview of securities exchanges: history, purpose, and functions
  • Types of securities exchanges: stock exchanges, commodities exchanges, derivatives exchanges
  • Market structure: order types, market participants, and regulatory framework
  • Introduction to key terms and concepts: trading, clearing, settlement, and risk management
Day Two: Trading Systems and Order Execution
  • Trading systems overview: electronic trading platforms, matching engines, and order books
  • Order types and execution methods: market orders, limit orders, stop orders, etc.
  • Order routing and execution strategies
  • Market data: types of market data, dissemination, and use in trading decisions
  • Hands-on exercises: simulated trading sessions and order execution scenarios
Day Three: Clearing and Settlement Processes
  • Clearing and settlement overview: roles of clearinghouses, central counterparties (CCPs), and settlement systems
  • Clearing processes: novation, netting, and risk management
  • Settlement processes: delivery versus payment (DVP), securities lending, and collateral management
  • Post-trade reconciliation and reporting
  • Case studies: real-world examples of clearing and settlement processes
Day Four: Risk Management and Regulation
  • Risk management in securities exchanges: market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, and operational risk
  • Risk management techniques and tools: margin requirements, stress testing, and position limits
  • Regulatory framework for securities exchanges: securities laws, regulations, and oversight bodies
  • Compliance requirements for exchanges and market participants
  • Case studies: regulatory compliance and risk management failures
Day Five: Technology Infrastructure and Innovation
  • Technology infrastructure of securities exchanges: hardware, software, and network architecture
  • High-frequency trading (HFT) and algorithmic trading: principles, strategies, and challenges
  • Market surveillance and monitoring systems
  • Blockchain technology and its potential impact on securities exchanges
  • Future trends and innovations in securities exchange operations and technology

The Certificate

  • AZTech Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course

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