Certified Fixed Income Analyst

How It Works

  1. 1. Select Certification & Register
  2. 2. Receive Online e-Learning Access (LMS)
  3. 3. Take exam online anywhere, anytime
  4. 4. Get certified & Increase Employability

Test Details

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • No. of questions: 50
  • Maximum marks: 50, Passing marks: 25 (50%).
  • There is NO negative marking in this module.
  • Online exam.

Benefits of Certification

$49.00 /-
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Why should I take this certification?

Fixed income is a sort of investment which generates real returns or income at regular intervals. Fixed Income Analyst certification will teach candidates price-yield conventions, monetary policies, compounding, dv01/pvbp¸treasury debt securities, repo agreements, modeling, mortgages, Eurodollar futures, credit default swaps, treasury futures contracts, OIS, interest-rate swaps and treasury futures contracts.

Only e-learning access is provided.

In this course, You will learn about

  • Fixed Income Markets
  • Price-Yield Conventions
  • Federal Reserve(Central Bank) and Fixed Income Markets
  • Organization and Transparency of Fixed Income Markets
  • Financing Debt Securities: Repurchase (Repo) Agreements
  • Auctions of treasury Debt Securities
  • Bond Mathematics: DVO, Duration, and Convexity
  • Yield Curve and The Term Structure & Its Models
  • Modeling Credit Risk and Corporate Debt Securities
  • Cost of Financial Distress and Corporate Debt Pricing
  • Mortgages, Federal Agencies and Agency Debt
  • Inflation-Linked Debt: Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities
  • Derivatives on Overnight Interest Rates
  • Eurodollar Futures Contracts & Treasury Futures Contracts
  • Interest-Rate Swaps & Credit Default Swaps
  • Structured Credit Products

How will I benefit from this certification?

Fixed Income Analysts are in great demand. Companies specializing in fixed income products or NBFCs constantly hire skilled Fixed Income Analysts. Various public and private companies also need Fixed Income Analysts for their accounts or finance departments.

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 Overview of Fixed Income Markets

  •  Overview of Debt Contracts    
  •  Players and Their Objectives
  •  Classification of Debt Securities
  •  Risk of Debt Securities
  •  Return-Risk History

 Price-Yield Conventions

  •  Concepts of Compounding and Discounting
  •  Yield to Maturity or Internal Rate of Return
  •  Prices in Practice
  •  Prices and Yields of T-Bills
  •  Prices and Yield of T-Notes and T-Bonds
  •  Price-Yield Relation Is Convex
  •  Conventions in Other Markets

 Federal Reserve(Central Bank) and Fixed Income Markets

  •  Central Banks
  •  Monetary Policies
  •  Fed Funds Rates
  •  Payments Systems and Conduct of Auctions

 Organization and Transparency of Fixed Income Markets

  •  Primary Markets
  •  Interdealer Brokers
  •  Secondary Markets
  •  Evolution of Secondary Markets

 Financing Debt Securities: Repurchase (Repo) Agreements

  •  Repo and Reverse Repo Contracts
  •  Real-Life Features
  •  Long and Short Positions Using Repo and Reverse Repo
  •  General Collateral Repo Agreement
  •  Fails in Repo Market

 Auctions of treasury Debt Securities

  •  Benchmark Auctions Schedule
  •  Conduct of Treasury Auctions
  •  Auction Theory and Empirical Evidence
  •  Auction Cycles and Financing Rate

 Bond Mathematics: DVO, Duration and Convexity

  •  DV/PVBP or Price Risk
  •  Trading and Hedging
  •  Convexity
  •  Effective Duration and Effective Convexity Suggested Reading and References

 Yield Curve and The Term Structure

  •  Yield Curve Analysis
  •  Term Structure
  •  Forward Rates of Interest
  •  STRIPS Markets
  •  Extracting Zeroes in Practice

 Models of Yield Curve and the Term Structure

  •  Modeling Mean-Reverting Interest Rates
  •  Calibration to Market Data
  •  Interest Rate Derivatives
  •  A Review of One-Factor Models

 Modeling Credit Risk and Corporate Debt Securities

  •  Defaults, Business Cycles, and Recoveries
  •  Rating Agencies
  •  Structural Models of Default
  •  Implementing Structural Models The KMV Approach

 Cost of Financial Distress and Corporate Debt Pricing

  •  Reduced-Form Models
  •  Credit Spreads Puzzle

 Mortgages, Federal Agencies and Agency Debt

  •  Overview of Mortgage Contracts
  •  Types of Mortgages
  •  Mortgage Cash Flows and Yields
  •  Federal Agencies
  •  Federal Agency Debt Securities

 Mortgage-Backed Securities

  •  Overview of Mortgage-Backed Securities
  •  Risks: Prepayments
  •  Factors Affecting prepayments
  •  Valuation Framework
  •  Valuation of Pass-Through MBS

 Inflation-Linked Debt: Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities

  •  Overview of Inflation-Indexed Debt
  •  Role of Indexed Debt
  •  Design of TIPS
  •  Cash-Flow Structure
  •  Real Yields Nominal yields, and
  •  Cash Flows, Prices, Yields and Risks of Tips

 Derivatives on Overnight Interest Rates

  •  Overview
  •  Fed Funds Futures Contracts
  •  Overnight Index Swaps (OIS)
  •  Valuation of OIS
  •  OIS Spreads with Other Money Market Yields

 Eurodollar Futures Contracts

  •  Eurodollor Markets and LIBOR
  •  Eurodollor Future Markets and LIBOR
  •  Deriving Swap Rates form ED Futures
  •  Intermarket Spreads
  •  Options on ED Futures
  •  Valuation of Caps

 Interest-Rate Swaps

  •  Swaps and Swap- Related Products and Terminology
  •  Valuation of Swaps
  •  Swap Spreads
  •  Risk Management
  •  Swap Bid Rate, Offer Rate, and Bid -Offer Spreads
  •  Swaptions

 Treasury Futures Contracts

  •  Forward Contracts Defined
  •  Futures Contracts Defined
  •  Futures Versus Forwards
  •  Treasury Futures Contracts

 Credit Default Swaps: Single-Name, Portfolio, and Indexes

  •  Credit Default Swaps
  •  Players
  •  Growth of CDS Market and Evolution
  •  Restructuring and Deliverables
  •  Settlement on Credit Events
  •  Valuation of CDS
  •  Credit-Linked Notes
  •  Credit Default Indexes

 Structured Credit Products: Collateralized Debt Obligations

  •  Collateralized Debt Obligations
  •  Analysis of CDO Structure
  •  Growth of the CDO Market
  •  Credit Default Indexes (CDX)
  •  CDX Tranches   

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