Stage 3: Advanced Finance

Stage 3 covers market finance products (Fixed Income Investments and Derivatives) and strategy (Asset Management) as well as complex corporate finance deals (IPOs, LBOs, Venture Capital).


Fixed Income Investments

  • Debt Securities, Global Bond Sectors, Risks Associated with Investing in Bonds
  • Valuation of Debt Securities
  • Yield Spreads, Yield Measures, Spot Rates and Forward Rates
  • Term Structure and Volatility of Interest Rates
  • Debt Portfolio Management Strategies


  • Derivatives Markets and Instruments
  • Forward Markets and Instruments
  • Futures
  • Options
  • Swaps

Asset Management

  • Portfolio Management Decisions
  • Hedge Funds Management Strategies
  • Risk Management of a Portfolio
  • Performance Measurement