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If you are looking for a lucrative finance career in Risk Consultancy Firms, Banks, Insurance companies, Asset Management, Hedge funds, Investment banks etc., then PRM (Professional Risk Manager) is the right catch for you.
PRM is a professional designation awarded by the PRMIA to Professional Risk Managers (PRM) who passes their four online exams.
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Section 1: Introduction PRMI  

Lecture 1  03:45  
This is the introductory video for PRMI which talks about the topics covered under this course. These topics are as follows: · Finance Theory · Financial Instruments · Financial Markets 

Section 2: Finance Theory  
Lecture 2  58:43  
This lecture gives an overview
of risk and risk aversion, introduces the utility function and mean – variance
criteria. This lecture: ·
Explains the concepts of
Utility and Utility Maximization
· Explains the ways of the determination of utility function · Explains the concept of Risk Aversion · Discusses the MeanVariance Criterion · Defines the Sharpe, Treynor and Information Ratios · Defines Jenson’s Alpha, RAROC, RoVaR and RAPM · Defines the Sortino, Omega Index and Kappa Ratios 

Lecture 3  01:24:20  
This lecture gives an introduction
to portfolio mathematics, from means and variances of returns to correlation and
portfolio variance. It also discusses about efficient frontier, portfolio
theory, portfolio diversification, VaR. This lecture: · Explains the calculation of the return, mean return, variance and standard deviation of a single asset · Explains the calculation of the return, mean return, variance and standard deviation of a portfolio · Explains the calculation of the correlation between two assets · Identifies a dominated portfolio · Discusses the efficient frontier · Explains the calculation of the minimum variance hedge ratio · Describes how diversification reduces risk · Describes the impact of serial correlation on the standard deviation of returns · Explains the calculation of Value at Risk in a portfolio · Explains the calculation of the probability that one portfolio will outperform another portfolio · Explains the calculation of the probability of attaining a return goal 

Lecture 4  42:27  
This lecture discusses the
concept of how capital is allocated between portfolios depending on the risk
preferences. This lecture: · Describes efficient portfolios that satisfy the meanvariance criterion · Describes tolerances and preferences for Risk vs. Return · Shows the efficient frontier for two assets · Shows the efficient frontier for a multiasset portfolio · Defines the riskfree asset · Derives and describe the Capital Allocation Line · Describes the Capital Markets Line · Defines the market portfolio ·
Describes the separation principle


Lecture 5  36:54  
This lecture discusses
about CAPM model, systematic risk and performance measures. It also talks about
APT and multifactor models. This lecture: · Describes the Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM) · Describes Beta as a Measure of Relative Risk · Lists the assumptions of the CAPM · Defines risk premium · Derives the Security Market Line · Defines and explains the calculation of the Sharpe Ratio and Jensen’s Alpha · Describes the Single Index Model · Describes systematic and specific risk · Describes the Arbitrage Pricing Theory (APT) 

Lecture 6  51:55  
This lecture talks about
the concept of capital structure, advantages and costs related to debt
financing, agency costs. This lecture: · Explains and Shows the formula for the Value of a Firm · Describes the Agency costs of Equity · Describes the Agency costs of Debt


Lecture 7  26:54  
Lecture 711 explains the
different types of term structures and various theories behind them. These lectures: · Describes yield to maturity as an internal rate of return · Defines spot curve, spot rate and term structure · Defines and describe the yield curve · Demonstrates the process of bootstrapping · Defines noarbitrage pricing · Explains the calculation of implied forward rates · Describes normal, flat and inverted yield curves · Describes the pure expectations theory · Describes the liquidity preference theory · Describes the preferred habitat theory · Describes the market segmentation theory · Describes mean reversion · Explains the calculation of the value of noncallable bonds using term structure models · Describes the impact of an embedded call on the value of a bond using term structure models · Explains the calculation of effective duration and convexity within a term structure model · Defines Option Adjusted Spread · Discusses the implications of choosing one term structure model over the others 

Lecture 8 
Term Structure of Interest Rates_Part_2

25:24  
Lecture 9 
Term Structure of Interest Rates_Part_3

17:48  
Lecture 10 
Term Structure of Interest Rates_Part_4

12:50  
Lecture 11 
Term Structure of Interest Rates_Questions

07:10  
Lecture 12  43:20  
This lecture discusses
about the valuation of the most basic derivative: Forwards. This lecture: · Defines spot price and forward price · Explains the calculation of the value of a forward contract at expiration and prior to expiration · Describes the impact of intermediate cash flows on the value of a forward contract · Describes the impact of storage costs on the value of a forward contract · Describes the impact of convenience yield on the value of a forward contract · Explains the calculation of the forward price of a bond, stock, currency and commodity · Defines and Discusses a Forward Rate Agreement (FRA) · Explains the calculation of the value and price of FRA 

Lecture 13  01:32:34  
This lecture talks about
basics of option pricing, BlackScholesMerton formula, and implied volatility. This lecture: · Discusses the factor influencing option price · Describes putcall parity · Discusses the basic principles of the binomial option model · Defines and discusses deltahedging · Explains riskneutral valuation · Explains the calculation of an option price using a onestep binomial model · Defines the symbols and letters of inputs into the binomial model · Describes the basic principles of the BlackScholesMerton model · States the BlackScholesMerton formula for pricing a call option · Explains the calculation of an option price using BlackScholesMerton model · Identifies and discusses the graphic representations of a put and a call · Defines delta, gamma, vega, theta and rho · Defines and discusses implied volatility · Defines a volatility smile · Defines intrinsic value and time value 

Quiz 1 
Finance Theory : Quiz

40 questions  
Section 3: Financial Instruments  
Lecture 14  14:55  
This lecture talks about
different types of bonds, market conventions of different types of bonds in different
countries. This lecture: · Defines and discusses the various characteristics of bond issues · Lists and discusses the Moody’s and S&P ratings for bonds · Defines clean price, dirty price, accrued interest and bond yield · Defines bond spread (yield spread) and bid/ask spread · Describes the impact of liquidity on spreads · Discusses strips, floating rate notes and inflationindexed bonds 

Lecture 15  19:59  
Lectures 1418 discusses the
main types of bonds, their cash flows and their features. These lectures: · Defines nominal (notional, face, par, maturity) value, maturity, term to maturity, coupon, couponrate, zerocoupon and vanilla bond · Describes a bond as a series of cash flows · Defines indexlinked bonds, securitized bonds, amortizing bonds, callable bonds, putable bonds and convertible bonds · Defines discount and premium · Explains the calculation of the clean and dirty price of a bond · Explains the calculation of current yield and yield to maturity · Describes the relationship between yield and price · Discusses the “pull to par” of bond prices · Defines DVBP, dollar duration and key rate duration · Explains the calculation of the modified duration of a bond · Describes the shortcomings of Macauley and Modified durations · Explains the calculation of the DVBP of a bond · Discusses Effective Duration · Discusses the duration of a floating rate note · Describes the impact of an embedded call or put on duration · Defines basis point value (BPV) · Explains the calculation of the hedge ratio for a bond using BPV · Defines and discusses convexity · Describes the impact of an embedded call or put on convexity · Discusses the various risks associated with a bond 

Lecture 16 
Dirty Price

11:38  
Lecture 17 
Yield Measure

11:25  
Lecture 18 
Duration

27:01  
Lecture 19 
Exercise in Excel  Apply the concepts in Excel Template

11:45  
Lecture 20  15:23  
Lectures 2024 explains
futures and forward contracts, their usage in hedging and speculation. These lectures: · Discusses some uses of stock index futures · Defines index point and value of an index point · Describes index arbitrage and program trading · Explains the calculation of a minimum variance hedge ratio for a portfolio of stocks, using futures, given beta · Describes some risks in index hedging · Discusses “tailing the hedge” · Defines covered interest parity · Explains the calculation of a forward exchange rate · Explains the calculation of a hedge ratio using foreign exchange futures · Discusses the relative basis risks with commodity futures · Defines forward rate agreement (FRA) · Discusses FRAs, their nomenclature, uses and settlement · Explains the calculation of Tbill and Eurodollar futures prices · Defines the tick value of a Eurodollar or Tbill futures contract · Defines cheapesttodeliver and conversion factor · Defines the tick value of a TBond and Gilt futures contract 

Lecture 21 
Forwards and Futures_Hedging_Part_1

23:58  
Lecture 22 
Forwards and Futures_Hedging_Part_2

20:09  
Lecture 23 
Forwards and Futures_Hedging_Part_3

19:44  
Lecture 24 
Forwards and Futures_Hedging_Questions

11:21  
Lecture 25  14:30  
Lectures 2527 discusses
various types of swaps and their pricing. These lectures: · Defines a swap · Lists the key components of a swap agreement · Discusses equity swaps · Discusses commodity swaps · Defines buyer of interest rate swaps · Discusses interest rate swaps · Discusses currency swaps · Discusses basis swaps · Discusses volatility swaps · Defines par swap, accrual swap, commoditylinked interest rate swap, crack spread swap, overnight index swap, power LIBOR swap and extendible swap · Defines swap spread and swap rate · Defines the payer and receiver in swaps · Discusses risk of swaps · Discusses main uses of swaps 

Lecture 26 
Swaps_Part_2

21:44  
Lecture 27 
Swaps_Questions

11:21  
Lecture 28  34:30  
Lecture 2832 talks about
option concept. These lectures: · Defines premium, underlying, strike (exercise) price, expiration date (expiry), inthemoney, atthemoney and outofthemoney · Draws and discusses the expiration payoff diagrams of a covered call, protective put, call spread, put spread, straddle, strangle, collar, butterfly and condor · Describes a calendar spread · Discusses uses of straddles, strangles, risk reversals, collars, butterflies and condors 

Lecture 29 
Options Terminologies

07:42  
Lecture 30 
Option Strategies_1

18:30  
Lecture 31 
Option Strategies_2

23:14  
Lecture 32 
Option Strategies_Questions

05:20  
Lecture 33  01:00:09  
Lectures 3336 discusses
about credit risk derivatives. These lectures: · Discusses the applications of credit derivatives · Defines reference entity, credit event, settlement mechanism and deliverable obligation · Defines and discuss funded and unfunded instruments · Lists the types of credit events contained in a standard ISDA credit derivatives document · Defines and discusses credit default swaps (CDS) and their prospective cash flows any financial instrument 

Lecture 34 
Credit Derivatives_Part_2

55:36  
Lecture 35 
Credit Derivatives_Part_3

06:35  
Lecture 36 
Credit Derivatives_Questions

29:46  
Lecture 37  30:30  
This lecture deals in caps,
floors and swaptions; and how they are used as strategies in interest rate markets. This lecture: · Defines cap, floor, collar, caplet, floorlet, reference rate, exercise rate, settlement frequency, starting date and maturity · Describes a cap or floor as a portfolio of options · Discusses various uses of caps, floors and collars in hedging · Defines swaption, receiver option and payer option · Discusses the pricing of swaptions · Discusses the quotation conventions for caps, floors and swaptions · Discusses some uses of swaptions in hedging and when they might be preferred to caps and floors 

Quiz 2 
Financial Instruments : Quiz

20 questions  
Section 4: Financial Markets  
Lecture 38  23:30  
Lecture 3840 discusses the
importance of liquidity, the difference between exchange and OTC markets and
its instruments. These lectures: · Defines interdealer market and interdealer broker · Discusses the importance of market liquidity · Describes a repo and a reverse repo and their roles as sources of liquidity · Describes how screentrading systems work · Describes a market “specialist” · Describes an “openoutcry” trading system · Describes the steps in posttrade processing · Describes straightthrough processing 

Lecture 39 
Structure of Financial Markets_Part _2

26:37  
Lecture 40  07:07  
This lecture covers
shortterm debt securities, repo markets. This lecture: · Describes the characteristics of fixed income instruments · Defines term, principal, interest rate and secured vs. Unsecured · Describes the types of deposits (demand, notice and fixedterm) · Defines a reference rate · Describes a credit facility · Discusses syndication · Describes the Eurocurrency market, particularly the Eurodollar market · Defines “addon” interest · Defines LIBOR · Describes different types of money market securities · Explains the calculation of the bondequivalent yield of a Tbill · Defines a commercial paper and a promissory note · Defines banker’s acceptance and certificate of deposit · Defines basis point 

Lecture 41 
The Money Markets

22:03  
Lecture 42  12:50  
Lectures 4245 gives a
comparison of different bond markets of different countries. These lectures: · Defines marketmaking and origination · Describes the various market participants by group · Defines bidprice and offerprice · Describes ontherun, offtherun and benchmark securities · Defines a sinking fund · Defines property clauses and call provision · Defines types of foreign bonds (Yankee, Bulldog, Samurai, Alpine and Matador) · Describes the process of underwriting a new issue · Defines underwriter, lead manager and bookrunner · Defines a fixedprice reoffer mechanism · Defines a boughtdeal · Describes the characteristics of the Eurobond market · Defines the different daycount conventions · Defines default and recovery rates · Describes how a bond’s rating affects the yield spread


Lecture 43 
Bond Markets_Part_2

14:21  
Lecture 44 
Bond Markets_Part_3

23:12  
Lecture 45 
Bond Markets_Questions

07:10  
Lecture 46  37:30  
This lecture talks about
foreign exchange market, its conventions, cross rates, currency swaps, interest
rate parity. This lecture: · Defines an exchange rate · Describes the interbank market · Defines decentralized, continuous, open bid and doubleauction · Defines direct and indirectterm quotations · Defines the trading term “big figure” · Defines a crossrate and a crosstrade · Discusses central bank intervention · Discusses spot and forward markets · Defines currency swap rate, forward premium and forward discount · Explains the calculation of the forward premium or discount · Defines coveredinterest arbitrage / interest rate parity · Describes a typical foreign exchange operation · Defines front, middle and back office 

Lecture 47  01:01:34  
This lecture gives an
introduction to stock markets, stock market indices, primary and secondary
markets. This lecture: · Describes the common characteristics of a stock · Defines IPO, primary issue, and secondary offering · Discusses shareholder rights · Defines dividend and exdividend trading · Defines market capitalization · Discusses stock indices · Defines the dividend discount and Gordon growth models of stock valuation · Discusses the types of stock market participants · Defines listing and float · Defines T+1 and T+3 settlement · Defines private placement and seasoned new issue · Describes the process of an IPO · Describes the process of a private placement · Describes the role of exchanges · Describes the role of the OTC market · Defines the bid/offer spread · Discusses margin trading · Discusses shortselling and borrowing stocks 

Lecture 48  01:04:04  
This lecture talks about
the futures markets, options on futures, specifications of contracts, and the
use of futures for hedging, marktomarket. This lecture: · Defines a futures contact · Discusses some of the reasons that futures markets exist · Defines openoutcry, contact size, tick size, limit up, limit down, expanded limit, initial margin, maintenance margin, marktomarket, daily settlement, delivery month, offsetting transaction, volume and open interest · Discusses types of orders in futures markets · Discusses the importance of standardization in futures contracts · Discusses the role of the clearing house · Discusses the process of physical settlement · Defines and discusses the various types of orders · Discusses the exercise of an option on a futures contract · Discusses the various participants in futures markets: hedgers, speculators, managed futures investors · Explains the calculation of initial margin and change in margin due to market movements Defines calendar spread and basis 

Lecture 49  51:25  
This lecture talks about the
structure of the commodities market, its specific features, such as delivery
and settlement methods. This lecture: · Defines “on the spot” and “settlement of difference” · Discusses the uniqueness of the gold market · Defines contango, backwardation, carrying cost (cost of carry) and lease rate · Discusses the impact of shortages on commodity prices and the history of short squeezes · Defines short squeeze and demand for immediacy · Discusses the convenience yield theory · Discusses the decomposition of risk factors in commodities · Discusses the importance of nonnormality of commodity price distributions 

Lecture 50  57:34  
This lecture discusses
about the energy markets and risks involved with the same. This lecture: · Discusses the size of markets for energy · Discusses the various energy futures markets · Lists the major energy futures contracts · Describes various options on energy · Discusses using futures markets to hedge energy risk · Discusses physical delivery in energy markets · Defines basis contracts in OTC energy markets · Discusses the role of the Singapore Market · Discusses the role of the European Market · Discusses the role of the North American OTC energy market · Discusses the role that Platts plays in the energy market · Discusses the Coal market · Discusses the weather derivatives market · Discusses the emergence of green trading · Discusses the issues of future energy trading 

Quiz 3 
Financial Markets Quiz

20 questions  
Section 5: Conclusion PRMI  
Lecture 51 
Conclusion PRMI

16:28 
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