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Master Class series Fixed Income Strategies & Techniques Date: 21st - 22nd November, Introduction 2012 This course is valuable for both entry and advanced level fixed income and capital markets pro- Venue: fessionals in Asia. It is designed to cover the essential tools of fixed income, key computational Singapore methods for pricing, fixed income instruments, key investment strategies, credit risk analytics, hedging techniques and fixed income derivatives. Registration Fee: US$2,400 Conceptual understanding will be enhanced by relevant work examples and illustrations using Asian case studies. Length of Course: 2 Days Time: Outcome of the Workshop 9.00am - 5.00pm per day • Identify and describe the key fixed income characteristics, including interpreting the use of Language: data and pricing implications. English • Understand the use of derivatives, fixed income futures & options, pricing swaps. • Grasp the fundamentals of fixed income instruments and their key components. For more information: Felicia Kong • Understand the variety of risks in a bond portfolio and the key hedging methods • Develop a practical knowledge of fixed income investment strategies from asset allocation, Tel: capital structure arbitrage to immunization techniques +852 2165 1616 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.TheAsset.com/en/training Why The Asset Training? “ Thanks for a great course.... The Asset Training brings together the expertise of Asset Publishing & Research Limited in Very interesting. financial media, conferences and research, with highly experienced frontline corporate, I shall have my investment and banking leaders. This course is brought to you in partnership with Private whole team Equity Pro Partners (PEPP), led by its Chairman, Arvind Mathur. attend ” Each training course has been exclusively designed and will be taught by expert prac- titioners with extensive knowledge in their areas of specialization. The programme is modular based and is focussed on conceptual understanding that is enhanced with Asian work examples and illustrations, to equip the participants for real-life transactions. “ Very practical and non-academic, trainer’s expertise is Course Director based on the breadth and depth of his expe- In his 33 years’ experience, Arvind P. Mathur, CFA, FRM, has held a rience ” variety of senior executive positions, including Head, Capital Markets at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and senior capital market roles at Citi and Standard Chartered Bank, currently, Arvind is Chairman, Private Equity Pro Partners. Arvind has substantial experience in both corporate and sovereign bond portfolio management. He was a member of the ADB’s commit- “ Very entrepreneurial tee supervising the management of its global pension fund portfolio, which included significant fixed income assets in various markets, including North America, approach ” Europe and Japan In the fixed income arena, Arvind played a vital role in investing private equity in fixed in- come rating agencies in India, Thailand and Malaysia. He directly managed a portfolio of sovereign bonds and has structured and invested in a convertible bond fund as well as in Asia’s first mezzanine capital fund. “ We discovered a big gap in what we Arvind’s experience encompasses both fund and direct investing in the emerging markets of Asia, involving the creation, structuring and placement of several major funds, including can do on the corp The India Infrastructure Fund (close to US$1 billion), The Asian Infrastructure Fund (US$780 finance side and what we would like million), The Asian Infrastructure Mezzanine Capital Fund (US$265 million), The Asian Equity Infrastructure Fund (US$400 million), and the Infrastructure Development Finance to do ” Company (IDFC). He has been a member of investment committees and fund boards which have targeted investments in India, China and several other emerging markets of Asia. “ Enabled us to look at our client Arvind has worked on funds with the ADB, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), base & business CalPERS, La Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, the Prudential Insurance Corpora- opportunities tion of America and some of the leading institutional investors in Australia, Singapore, differently, in a very Malaysia and India. forward-looking ” way Arvind has promoted the theme of corporate governance in many of these funds, par- ticularly those involving CalPERS and he has authored a number of articles on corporate governance. Who should attend this course? “ very practical; Very relevant; • • Traders Sales professionals • • Financial planners Private bankers many excellent • Origination/corporate bankers • Structured finance professionals ideas ” • • Risk managers Fund managers • • Corporate treasurers Risk managers • Portfolio and investment managers • Structured finance professionals Includes a Premium Subscription to The Asset As part of the course fee, delegates will also receive a one year Premium Subscription to The Asset magazine and to the www.TheAsset.com, worth US$350. The Programme Day One Day Two 09:00 Key Fixed Income Characteristics 9:00 Fixed income instruments: Key Yield to Maturity, spot rates, characteristics, risks and upsides Forward rates & yield curves, FRNs, Uses of the yield curve, Fixed rate bonds, Pricing fixed income bonds Interpreting the state of the economy from the Case Study: Bond issuance in Asia shape of yield curves 10:30 Coffee Break Case study: Yield Curve Development 10:50 Types of bonds 10:30 Coffee Break Equity linked bonds Bonds with warrants, 10:50 Pricing implications Convertible bonds, Convexity Pricing convertible bonds: Duration Asian case study Optionality 12:20 Lunch 12:20 Lunch 13:40 Fixed Income Investment Strategies 13:40 Derivatives: Understanding futures and op Asset allocation tion payoff diagrams Liability driven investment strategies Introduction to fixed income futures and options, Capital structure arbitrage Pricing swaps Relative value strategies Immunization techniques, ladders, barbells, 15:10 Coffee Break bullets 15:30 Derivatives: Fixed Income Applications Distressed bond and debt investing strategy Asian case study 17:00 End of day one 15:10 Coffee 15:30 Risk Management Tools in Fixed Income Introduction to bond rating criteria: Asian case study Hedging interest rate and currency risk Hedging credit risk, credit default & total return swaps Managing credit risk with credit derivatives: Asian case study 17:00 End of programme The Asset Training Master Class Certificate On successful completion of this course participants will receive a signed The Asset Training Master Class Certificate. For more information: Felicia Kong +852 2165 1616 or email@example.com www.theasset.com/en/training
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