Course Overview

The course will describe in detail how the relevant financial market products are used, particularly in terms of risk management. The pricing of these products will be examined and the various valuation issues will be explained. Delegates will need a financial calculator to do pricing exercises.

Who should enrol?

This workshop is aimed at both front and back office personnel within treasury functions and will introduce, explain and examine the mechanics of several financial market products.

  • Treasury: Back Office, Middle Office

  • Accountants, Internal Auditors

  • External Auditors

  • Risk Managers

  • All staff within banks, other financial institutions and large corporates who need a better understanding of the treasury function and the various treasury products and their mechanics

Course curriculum

    1. The financial system as a whole

    2. Basic interest rate calculations

    3. Day count conventions and conversions | Straight line interpolation

    4. Interest rate yields

    1. Money market instruments | Treasury Bills | Interbank loans and deposits | Certificates of Deposit | Commercial Paper |

    2. A quick recap of interest rate

    3. Holding to maturity VS trading

    1. Basic principles

    2. Cross currency rates

    3. Forward exchange contracts

    4. Calculating forward points on forward exchange contracts

    5. Fx swaps

    6. The futures market

    7. Foreign exchange options

    8. Payoff profiles of put and call options

    1. Repurchase agreements

    2. Forward forwards

    3. Forward rate agreements

    4. Interest rate swaps

    5. Bond valuations

    1. Assessment

About this course

  • $299.00
  • 25 lessons
  • 6 hours of video content


This comprehensive workshop will provide attendees with:

  • The factors influencing interest rates

  • Government and corporate bonds and bond mathematics

  • Bond valuations including clean VS all in prices

  • Repurchase Agreements (REPOS)

  • Derivatives and forward rate agreements “FRA’S”

  • Fundamentals of swaps and financial options

  • FX Spot and Currency market conventions

  • FX Derivatives - Forwards, Options and Futures


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Meet who you will learn with

Billy Viljoen

Course Director

Billy has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets. He currently acts as a consultant to some of South Africa’s major corporate clients on treasury risk management. He has held senior positions at two of South Africa’s major financial institutions both in South Africa and New York with the most recent being director and head of FX Options sales at ABSA Capital where he was responsible for the bank’s FX structuring business across South Africa. He is considered a subject matter expert in foreign exchange derivatives Billy through his years has obtained unparalleled dynamic hedging experience as a corporate client advisor and derivative structurer to clients located across Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Social proof: testimonials

“A great refresher!”

Debbie Hite | Nedbank South Africa | Senior Dealer

“Great introduction course!”

Phathu Matamela | Nedbank south Africa | Trainee Dealer

“Execellent course, I would highly recommend”

Siphosomhle Kamkam | Absa Africa | FX Trader

“The workshop was informative and helped me to gain a better understanding of trade and treasury products that will help me to cross sell to my clients.”

Shazmir Dhanji | Equity Bank Kenya | Business Growth

“The workshop was a great refresher and eye opener of treasury products. It improve my knowledge and skills in treasury product as we encounter/engage clients in the market. Handling clients dealing with international trade and FX made easier. I highly recommend the course to all staff in front office and marketing for cross selling and advisory services.”

Reuben Kimutai Ruttoh | Equity Bank Kenya | Business Growth

“It was very detailed, informative and would highly recommend attending.”

Irene Wanjiru Irungu | Equity Bank Kenya | Business Growth

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