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What is the Certificate in Equity Trading and Sales?

The Certificate in Equity Trading and Sales provides a comprehensive knowledge in capital markets, fundamental and technical analysis, and stock exchange rules. Using realistic scenarios, you will learn the role of a trader, the ins and outs of agency trading, proprietary trading, and market making with a foundational understanding of risk-management principles.

What skills will you develop?

  • Understand capital markets and the features, benefits and risks of various investment products
  • Understand the various types of derivative instruments and how they are priced
  • Evaluate investing and trading opportunities by utilizing both fundamental and technical analysis
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the various Universal Market Integrity and Exchange rules
  • Identify the business, financial and compliance risks associated with managing an equity trading desk
  • Understand the techniques and regulatory requirements of mitigating those risks
  • Understand equity trading operations from the buy and sell side perspectives
  • Differentiate between market makers, agency traders and propriety traders
  • Understand the interaction and competitor/co-operator nature of trading
  • Identify the key attributes a buy-side firm looks for in an equity trading desk
  • Describe high frequency trading and its impact on equity markets

What is the path to the Certificate in Equity Trading and Sales?

Who should enrol?

  • Individuals seeking employment in equity sales or trading roles on the sell side of the street (securities dealers)
  • Individuals seeking employment in trading roles on the buy side of the street (mutual funds, hedge funds and pension funds)
  • Junior traders on either the buy or sell side who want to advance their trading careers
  • Investment representatives on the retail side wanting to move to the institutional trading side
  • Junior analysts and portfolio managers who want to learn more about the role of the equity trader
  • Candidates will gain increased credibility with employers helping them enter and help advancement within equity trading or sales roles