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Financial Markets Product Control & Compliance Course (Foundation)

The Financial Markets Product Control & Compliance Course (Foundation) is a course targeted at banking professionals with 1-3 years experience. The course will equip participants with foundational product control skills and enhance their understanding of regulations and compliance issues relating to financial markets transactions. Incorporating practical illustrations and case studies into the training materials, participants will acquire the skills necessary to produce P&L reports for financial market products and perform control tasks to ensure compliance of relevant regulations.

Currently, the banking industry is highly competitive and tightly regulated. Therefore, banks require well equipped professionals at all levels, with the necessary control skills to minimize operational risks. The demands on such professionals are high, and the course seeks to equip these junior professionals with a foundational knowledge of the product control and compliance functions, paying particular attention to profit/loss reports production while giving broader foundational coverage on product control, regulations and compliance.

Our experienced trainer, Ms Justina Koh, has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services sector. She has worked with several global financial institutions specializing in financial and product control, system implementation, regulatory and internal control, and financial markets operations.

The FSDF Financial Training Scheme (FTS) subsidy of 50% will be available to eligible company-sponsored participants, upon successful completion of the modules.

The course duration & cost are provided below:

Session Day Duration
Session  1 Tuesday,
19 December 2017
9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Session  2 Tuesday,
19 December 2017
1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Session  3 Wednesday,
20 December 2017
9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Session  4 Wednesday,
20 December 2017
1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Session  5 Thursday,
21 December 2017
9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Session  6 Thursday,
21 December 2017
1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Course fee for the above sessions S$2,407.50
(Course fee S$2,250.00 + 7% GST S$157.50) per person

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Financial Markets Regulatory & Practices Preparatory Course

The Financial Markets Regulatory & Practices Preparatory Course offers more structured guidance to prepare treasury professionals for the Financial Markets Regulatory & Practices examination.  The course is not mandatory and is designed for those who require additional training outside of the study guide.  It will cover a summary teaching of core concepts in the Financial Markets Regulatory & Practices study guide and use case studies to deepen the understanding of critical issues. To help candidates prepare for the Financial Markets Regulatory & Practices examination, quiz and multiple choice questions (MCQs) will be used to facilitate revision of topics.

Each Financial Markets Regulatory & Practices Preparatory Course class is limited to no more than 30 participants to promote better interaction and discussion.

The Financial Markets Regulatory & Practices Preparatory Course is designed for the following groups:

  • All dealers and brokers engaged in wholesale dealing of OTC foreign exchange, money market instruments and derivative products in Singapore who are required to take The Financial Markets Regulatory & Practices Certification Programme.
  • Other professionals working in the banking and finance industry who want to improve their knowledge of the financial markets regulations and practices in Singapore. (These may include HR, Legal & Compliance, internal auditors, etc who are working closely with the front office staff).
  • People working in professional support firms (including Auditors & Legal Firms etc) who want to understand the financial markets regulations and practices.

A short profile of our experienced trainers, Ms Justina Koh and Mr Low Chee Seng.

Ms Justina Koh has more than 20 years of working experience in the banking and finance industry, specialising in various areas of financial and regulatory reporting, internal control and operations. She has a strong working knowledge of treasury and derivatives, including financial accounting, product control, regulatory framework, operations and operational risk control.  She has held senior positions in several international banks where she was responsible for financial control and operations functions as well as managing projects. She has focused on all aspects of financial control, regulatory reporting and operational support for financial markets products, specialised in streamlining operational processes, implementing front to back automation solutions, as well as implementing internal control system and policies & procedures.  Justina was the principal developer and programme director for FTI@SMU’s Financial Industry Competency Standards (FICS) accredited training and assessment programmes for Financial Markets: Deal Processing & Settlement and Product Control.  She was the writer of the “Financial Markets Regulatory & Practices Study Guide” and courseware developer for the Non-Examinable Course and Preparatory Course for Financial Markets Regulatory & Practices.  Justina graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the National University of Singapore and a Master’s degree in Applied Finance from Macquarie University. She is also a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore. She is a FICP – FICS Compliance level VI - Wholesale Bank).

Mr Low Chee Seng has close to 2 decades of vast industry experience in the Banking and Finance markets, specializing primarily in Operational Risk Management. He not only has a strong product knowledge in exotic OTC Derivatives products, he is also highly competent in ISDA documentation as well as regulatory reporting. He has held several senior positions in both the Investment Banking and Private Banking sector and has worked in the Financial Markets in Australia, China and Singapore. His last appointment was fulfilling the role of a Chief Operating Officer for the Private Banking business of a prominent European Bank. Prior to assuming this role, he was the Regional Head of Investment Banking Operations for an European Bank who has worldwide presence.  In terms of his training experience, he had facilitated the Settlement Operations Training Course (SOTC) and Middle Office Training Course (MOTC) programs for ACI Singapore back in 2004/2005. More recently, he has been engaged by The Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF) to facilitate the “Financial Markets Regulatory & Practices Rates Industry Briefing”.  Mr Low holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Banking & Finance from Monash University and a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Counselling from Singapore Bible College.

The course duration & cost are provided below for your reference:

Session Day Duration
Session  1 Day 1 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Session  2 Day 1 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Session  3 Day 2 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Session  4 Day 2 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Course fee for the above sessions S$2,118.60
(S$1,980 course fee plus S$138.60 GST) per person
Note: ACI Singapore reserves the right not to start a class, or to combine any intake(s), if the minimum class size is not reached. The minimum class size is determined by ACI Singapore at its sole discretion.

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Financial Markets Product Control & Compliance Course (Foundation)

The Financial Markets Product Control & Compliance Course (Foundation) is a course targeted at banking professionals with 1-3 years experience. The course will equip participants with foundational product control skills and enhance their understanding of regulations and compliance issues relating to financial markets transactions. Incorporating practical illustrations and case studies into the training materials, participants will acquire the skills necessary to produce P&L reports for financial market products and perform control tasks to ensure compliance of relevant regulations.

Currently, the banking industry is highly competitive and tightly regulated. Therefore, banks require well equipped professionals at all levels, with the necessary control skills to minimize operational risks. The demands on such professionals are high, and the course seeks to equip these junior professionals with a foundational knowledge of the product control and compliance functions, paying particular attention to profit/loss reports production while giving broader foundational coverage on product control, regulations and compliance.

Our experienced trainer, Ms Justina Koh, has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services sector. She has worked with several global financial institutions specializing in financial and product control, system implementation, regulatory and internal control, and financial markets operations.

The FSDF Financial Training Scheme (FTS) subsidy of 50% will be available to eligible company-sponsored participants, upon successful completion of the modules.

The course duration & cost are provided below:

Session Day Duration
Session 1 Day 1 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Session 2 Day 1 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Session 3 Day 2 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Session 4 Day 2 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Session 5 Day 3 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Session 6 Day 3 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Course fee for the above sessions S$2,407.50
(Course fee S$2,250.00 + 7% GST S$157.50) per person

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An Introduction to Interpreting Economic Data & Central Bank Policies - A Markets Perspective Course

This is a course intended to give market participants an insight into how Hedge Funds use economic data and central bank policies to trade markets. Since the Global Financial Crisis, understanding macro fundamentals has become increasingly important as Central Bank policies continue to dominate the way markets behave. The course is intended to help market professionals and private investors use economic data to sort the signal from the noise and give some perspective on the current path of key Central Banks.

The course is conducted by Mr Sian Goh, who is both a Strategist for the Macro Fund and a portfolio manager focused on Macro Equity Long/Short at Dymon Asia Capital.  Prior to Dymon Asia, Sian was an Associate Director at Abax Global Capital focused Asian Long/Short Equity and Special Situations Investments. He has worked in London, New York and Hong Kong as an Investment Banker and Lawyer with Merrill Lynch, UBS and Goldman Sachs and Allen & Overy focused on Global Mergers & Acquisitions. Sian graduated with First Class Honors LL.M from Cambridge University and Second Class (First Division) Honors LL.B. from Bristol University.

The FSDF Financial Training Scheme (FTS) subsidy of 50% will be available to eligible company-sponsored participants, upon successful completion of the sessions.

The course duration & cost are provided below for your reference:

Session Day Duration
Session  1 Saturday 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
Session  2 Saturday 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Course fee for the above sessions S$1,284
(S$1,200 course fee plus S$84 GST) per person

This course is being conducted only once a year, and has been updated to reflect current market conditions.

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ACI Singapore Technical Analysis for FX Markets Foundation Course

The course aims to provide a strong foundation on the basics of Technical Analysis as applied to FX Spot markets. The Course will be the first in a new series of courses on Technical Analysis, and will be followed by an Advanced Course which will build upon the material from the Basic Course. The aim of the Foundational Course is to explain what Technical Analysis is and is not. It will begin with teaching you what it is in contrast to fundamental analysis. It will establish the building blocks, as without these building blocks the Advanced Course will not be beneficial. As a Foundational Course, it will be useful no matter what the front office job function of the participant.

This course is being developed & presented by ACI Singapore in collaboration with Mr Gregg Tan, an experienced market professional, and in partnership with Bloomberg which will provide the facilities for the course. As with other ACI Courses, classes will be limited to no more than 30 participants to promote better interaction and discussion. Participants are therefore strongly encouraged to register early to avoid disappointment. Seats will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to current ACI members.

This course training will be conducted by Mr Gregg Tan, who’s worked in the financial markets for over 20 years before embarking on a career as a Technical Analysis Specialist at Bloomberg for the last 15 years. He has extensive experience as a practitioner and trainer of technical analysis.

The FSDF Financial Training Scheme (FTS) subsidy of 50% will be available to eligible company-sponsored participants, upon successful completion of the modules.

The course duration & cost are provided below for your reference:

Session Day Duration
Session  1 Saturday 8.30 am to 12.00 pm
Session  2 Saturday 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Course fee for the above sessions S$749
(S$700 course fee plus S$49 GST) per person

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ACI – Smu Financial Markets Certificate (IBF Level 1)

M1: Building Blocks | 21 Oct – 13 Jan 2018 | ^$3,850
M2: Trading and Treasury Solutions | Q1 2018

Designed for new entrants who aspire to take on front and middle office roles, the ACI-SMU Financial Markets Certificate (IBF Level 1) course aims to deepen their understanding and competencies in global markets.

Module 1: Building Blocks looks at market practices of various financial instruments.
Module 2: Trading & Treasury Solutions drills down on the practical aspects in different functions and activities across the financial markets value chain.

Participants who successfully complete and pass both modules, including the Financial Markets Regulatory Practice (FMRP) administered by IBF, will be conferred the IBF Qualified (IBFQ) certification by The Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF).

  • Gain an overview of the global financial markets
  • Understand the regulatory framework for financial markets activities
  • Interpret the influence of macro-economic factors on financial markets
  • Distinguish the characteristics and applications of different financial markets instruments
  • Outline the role of investment banks in capital markets activities
  • Differentiate trading and treasury sales functions and activities
  • Identify trading and market-marketing opportunities
  • Structure treasury solutions to meet clients’ needs
  • Complete the documentation, clearing and settlement of financial trades
  • Know the importance of risk and asset-liability management for financial institutions

Apply now to secure a place on the program.  Please contact us for details on registration.

^ Training programmes that have been successfully accredited under the IBF Standards will be eligible for funding under the IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS), subject to all eligibility criteria being met.

IBF-STS Funding of 70% is available to eligible institutions and qualified individuals. Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above are eligible for 90% co-funding of direct training costs, subject to a cap of S$7,000 per participant per programme. Terms and conditions apply.

ACI Singapore – The Financial Markets Association
Lee Fong Ling: +65 6732 0430  Email: fongling@acisin.com or enquiry@acisin.com
Web: www.acisin.com

Financial Training Institute@SMU
Jaclyn Mah: +65 6828 0254  Diane Sew: +65 6808 5117
Email: fti@smu.edu.sg   Web: smu.sg/academyfs

 

 

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ACI-SMU Executive Certificate in Financial Markets Operations (IBF Level 1)

Classes held every Sat from 9am-4pm 
Gross Fees: S$3,750
Net of 70% funding: S$1,125^

The program is designed for junior executives in Technology & Operations (T&O) to enhance their knowledge of the financial services industry, features and applications of core banking products and services, risk management, regulatory framework and core technology concepts. Participants will learn basic accounting for the booking of transactions and apply appropriate controls to manage risk. Key functions of investment banking, roles and responsibilities of T&O in client service delivery, and practical aspects of deal processing, confirmation and documentations will be covered.

Successful candidates will also be conferred the IBF Qualified (IBFQ) certification status.

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^ IBF-STS Funding of 70% is available to eligible institutions and qualified individuals.
Terms and conditions apply. Apply now to secure a place on the program. Please contact us for details on registration.

ACI Singapore – The Financial Markets Association
Fong Ling:+65 6732 0430  Email: fongling@acisin.com or enquiry@acisin.com
Web: www.acisin.com

Financial Training Institute@SMU
Jaclyn Mah: +65 6828 0254  Diane Sew: +65 6808 5117
Email: fti@smu.edu.sg   Web: fti.smu.edu.sg

 

 

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ACI Singapore Financial Markets Training Fund

The ACI Singapore Financial Markets Training Fund aims to encourage aspiring individuals to pursue a career in financial markets, and build a pipeline of new talent to support the growth and development of the financial markets industry. In collaboration with the Singapore Management University, the Training Fund sponsors 30% of training fees to the ACI-SMU Financial Markets Certificate (IBF Level 1) (click here for details about the course) program, designed to bridge competency gaps for new entrants. Participants may also receive IBF-STS funding of the remaining 70% training fees, subject to all eligibility criteria being met.

Who is eligible?

  • Singapore citizens and Permanent Residents
  • Bachelor’s degree with good GPA
  • Full-time work experience of less than 5 years
  • Priority shall be given to working professionals from non-banking sectors

For further details, terms and conditions, please contact SMU Academy I Financial ServicesTel: 6828 0563 |Email: fti@smu.edu.sg

 

 

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