Fixed Income Fundamentals, CFA L1 2016
What you'll learn
- Get an understanding on Fixed Income Products
- Prepare students for CFA L1 subject Fixed Income which is 10% of the total curriculum
- Reduce their preparation time for this tough subject to less than one third
- Ideally students should be enrolled for taking the CFA exam and should be in possession of the official courseware
This course will help candidates of CFA Level 1 prepare for the topic of Fixed Income. This course presents the fundamentals of fixed-income investments. Fixed income is one of the largest segments of global financial markets.
This topic area comprises of 10% of the entire CFA L1 curriculum and is considered as one of the toughest subjects to prepare for through self study.
The first reading introduces elements that define and characterize fixed-income securities. The second reading describes the primary issuers, sectors, and types of bonds. The third reading introduces calculation and interpretation of prices, yields, and spreads for fixed-income securities; market conventions for price/yield calculations and quotations; and spot rates, forward rates, and alternative definitions of a yield curve. The fourth reading describes the sources of return on fixed-income securities and measures and analysis of interest rate risk. The final reading introduces measures and analysis of credit risk of fixed income securities.
The course will be completed in 8 lectures, none exceeding 20 minutes.
Who this course is for:
- Students enrolled for CFA L1 for the first time
- Students who had attempted CFA L1 but could not clear due to low performance in Fixed Income
A CFA charter holder, I have extensive experience in the field of F&A outsourcing and have worked on various projects within the F&A Arena. I have 17 years of experience in F&A delivery, handling end to end finance and accounting processes, F&A practice and process improvement. I am also a visiting faculty with International College of Financial Planning, New Delhi where I have taken classes for CFA L 2 and 3. I have my own channel on Youtube on Finance and Investments.
Specialties: FinTech, Finance, Fixed Income, Treasury, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, Reconciliation, Fixed Asset and Project accounting, Solution development, F&A Training, SOX testing, Fraud risk assessment and Process streamlining.