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Certificate in Equity Trading and Sales

CSI's Certificate in Equity Trading and Sales

The only certificate of its kind, the Certificate in Equity Trading and Sales first provides candidates with knowledge in capital markets, fundamental and technical analysis and stock exchange rules. This strong base knowledge leads into an advanced understanding of the intricacies of agency trading, proprietary trading, and market making with particular emphasis on underlying risk management principles. Using realistic scenarios to provide a holistic view on the role of a trader, the CSI approach ensures candidates have the appropriate equity trading knowledge that is established by the competency profile. The Certificate in Equity Trading and Sales also signals to employers that students have the initiative to acquire a specialized credential. This formal recognition ultimately gives professionals the credibility expected by both employers and clients.

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 gain entry into and help advancement within equity trading or sales roles.

The learning objectives of this certificate program include:

  • Understanding capital markets and the features, benefits and risks of various investment products
  • Understanding the various types of derivative instruments and how they are priced
  • Utilizing both fundamental and technical analysis to evaluate investing and trading opportunities
  • Understanding 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

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