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SS&C Specialized Online Learning Paths

After numerous requests from professionals we are offering a wide range of specialized online Learning Paths. The advantage of these online Learning Paths: you can study anywhere, at any time!
Check out our new Learning Paths!

Fixed Income Analytics
Participants who want to gain a deep understanding of the yield curve and fixed income securities will appreciate Zoologic’s Fixed Income Analytics series. Participants will learn how to apply quantitative methodologies for the analysis of various fixed income securities, such as US Treasury bills, notes, bonds and STRIPS. This is essential for anyone embarking on a career in or related to fixed income trading.

Zoologic Fixed Income Analytics Curriculum:
  • Time Value of Money
  • Yield
  • Yield Analytics
  • Introduction to Securities Markets
  • Introduction to Bonds
  • Bond Yield
  • Bond Duration
  • Portfolio Duration
  • Bond price Sensitivity

Futures and Options
Zoologic’s Futures and Options series serves as an excellent introduction to derivatives trading. Learn basic concepts and trading strategies for forwards, futures and options, as well as analytical tools for evaluating these securities.

Zoologic Futures and Options Curriculum:
  • Introduction to Forwards and Futures
  • Futures Instruments
  • Introduction to Options
  • Introduction to Option price Theory
  • Tools for Evaluating Options
  • Introduction to Securities Markets
  • Introduction to Foreign Exchange
  • Forward Foreign Exchange
  • Introduction to Bonds
  • Short-Term Debt Securities
  • Understanding Uncertainty

Swaps
In finance, a swap is the exchange of one set of cash flows for another. Zoologic’s Swaps course provides an introduction to various types of swaps, such as interest rate, currency and asset swaps, and demonstrates how they are structured, priced, and used in today’s marketplace.

Zoologic Swaps Curriculum:
  • Introduction to Swaps
  • Interest Rate Swaps
  • Currency Swaps
  • Asset Swaps
  • Time Value of Money
  • Yield
  • Introduction to Securities Markets
  • Introduction to Foreign Exchange
  • Introduction to Bonds
  • Short-Term Debt Securities

Risk Management
An understanding of risk management principles and practices is an essential component of financial literacy. The Zoologic Risk Management course examines the various methods of assessing and quantifying the risk that a security or portfolio will lose its value, and provides the necessary tools for managing the risks associated with financial investments.

Zoologic Risk Management Curriculum:
  • Capital Asset pricing Model
  • Introduction to Options
  • Pricing Theory
  • Tools for Evaluating Options
  • Introduction to Securities Markets
  • Portfolio Returns
  • Portfolio Diversification
  • Portfolio Risk
  • Probability
  • Distribution of Returns
  • Value at Risk
  • Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Monte Carlo Simulation and VAR

Portfolio Management
Zoologic’s Portfolio Management course sheds light on the process of building and maintaining a portfolio, demonstrating how to select and analyze securities to match investment goals. This course is heavily quantitative and most appropriate for participants with a strong math background.

Zoologic Portfolio Management Curriculum:
  • Capital Asset Pricing
  • Introduction to Credit Risk
  • Portfolio Management of Credit Assets
  • Introduction to Securities Markets
  • Introduction to Portfolio Management
  • Portfolio Returns
  • Portfolio Diversification
  • Portfolio Risk
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Practical Issues:
Participants will have three months’ access to the online courses and tests.
Each course of the Learning Path has an average duration of 2-4 hours, and the online courses are available in English. Participants will receive a certificate following the successful completion of the Zoologic online course and tests.
Costs per Learning Path : € 775 (excl. VAT) per person
For questions and registration please contact Annette Licht or +31 (0)20–6206921.

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