Fixed Income Trading & Strategies courses

With our flagship qualification the Fixed Income Certificate (FIC) at the centre of our Fixed Income Trading & Strategies portfolio, the value of these courses is based on ICMA's reputation and knowledge on best practice, regulation and latest trends in the buy-side and sell-side of fixed income secondary markets.

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the conduct regulator for around 50,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK. The FCA have assessed ICMA in accordance with their standards set out in TC App 5.1 and have determined that ICMA can offer qualifications as an FCA-approved qualification provider.

ICMA Diploma in Securities & Derivatives

The definitive programme for professionals in the fixed income and related derivatives markets, giving a thorough grounding in the characteristics and benefits of the products through to the skills needed for their trading, investment analysis and risk management. The diploma is built around our widely recognised flagship qualification the Fixed Income Certificate (FIC).

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Introduction to Bond Markets Qualification (IBMQ)

This certified course offers a broad overview of global bond markets and fixed income analysis. 

Fixed Income certificate (FIC)

Our gold-standard flagship qualification, providing the practical knowledge you need for trading, investment and risk management in today’s global fixed income markets.

Fixed Income Portfolio Management and Construction

Introducing the tools and techniques for the management of fixed income portfolios, this course applies those techniques in a portfolio management context.

Inflation-Linked Bonds & Derivatives

Covering the fundamentals of inflation and the key aspects of inflation-links bonds and other structures such as swaps and options. 

Understanding Swap Markets

This course covers swap products with an interest rate component.

Prudential Regulation and Fixed Income

This course describes the Basel framework for prudential regulation as it has evolved since the financial crisis, including how it is applied and enforced in local markets.

Fixed Income Options

This course analyses a variety of different option structures.

Credit Derivatives

This course considers the characteristics, valuation principles and applications of the credit derivatives product suite.

Assessing the Credit Risk of Corporate Bonds

This course outlines a framework that could be applied to assess the credit risk inherent with a corporate bond. 

Convertible Bonds

This course will provide an overview of the convertible bond market, an increasingly popular market when global interest rates are comparatively high.

Asset & Liability Management

The course analyses the different ways in which a bank will structure its balance sheet and manage the associated risks. 

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