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Securities Operations Forum offers an exciting new e-Learning program with a comprehensive list of courses on topics across the securities industry. You can either register to take courses towards a complete Securities Industry Professional (SIP) Credential program, or take the individual e-learning courses. These e-learning courses have been developed based on our popular classroom courses and material from industry experts.
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E-Courses List

SIP Level:    Available In Development

  Ethical and Professional Standards
  Foreign Currency Processing
  Global Custody Processing
  International Markets and Instruments
  International Regulations and Standards
  International Securities Participants
  International Securities Processing
  Internet and Technology
  Introduction to US Trust
  Operations Risk and Compliance
  US Brokerage Processing
  US Corporate Actions Information
  US Corporate Actions Introduction
  US Corporate Actions Processing
  US Corporate Actions Types
  US Custody Processing
  US Instruments - Credit Derivatives
  US Instruments - Derivatives
  US Instruments - Equities
  US Instruments - Fixed Income
  US Instruments - Structured Securities
  US Investment Management Processing
  US Listed Equity Options
  US Margin Lending and Processing
  US Mutual Fund Processing
  US Mutual Funds Introduction
  US Regulators and Legislation
  US Securities Industry Basics
  US Securities Lending
  US Trading

Non-SIP E-Courses:

  Asset Servicing
  US Post Trade, Clearing and Settlement Processing
  US Securities Industry Participants


E-Course Description

International Markets and Instruments

Provider: Securities Operations Institute
Course Code: e602
Estimated Course Time: 12 Hours
Level: SIP Level II

Select one of the following:
Individual Course Fee:
SIP Course Fee: Included in SIP Level II

This course describes the various international markets, their primary characteristics and the types of instruments they trade.

- International Financial Markets
- Introduction to Securities
- International Equities
- International Debt
- International Derivatives
- Foreign Exchange
- Cash Equivalents
- Other International Funds

Learning Objectives:
When you have completed this course you should be able to answer the following questions:
- How does an exchange market work?
- How do exchange markets differ from Over-the-Counter (OTC) markets?
- What are the different types of OTC markets?
- What are some of the regional differences between global markets?
- What are the different categories of securities instruments that are used around the world?
- How do security certificates work and when are the used?
- Why is fungibility important in the securities industry?
- What are the different types of equities?
- What are the characteristics of common shares and preferred shares?
- How do Depositary Receipts work?
- What are the characteristics of debt?
- What are the different categories of debt?
- How do these different types of debt differ from each other?
- What is a derivative and what makes it different from equities and debt?
- What are the different types of derivatives and how are they traded?
- How do futures differ from forwards?
- What is foreign exchange and how does it work?
- How is Forex traded?
- How do Forex futures and options work?
- What is a cash equivalent?
- What are the different types of cash equivalents?
- How do the different types of cash equivalents work?
- What are the different types of funds and how do they work?
- What is a structured security and how are they developed?
- What is a credit derivative and how do they work?

This course is organized into learning modules. There are quizzes after each module to reinforce the material presented. A final test at the end assesses the information learned from the whole course. (Test and quiz scores do not count if the learner is not registered for the SIP Credential)

SIP Credential:

To receive credit for the Level 2 Credential, a minimum passing grade of 90% on the final test is required.

Validity Period:
Registration will be good for up to 1 year from the registration date. There will be a $50 fee if an extension is required.