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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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Seton Hall University Partnership
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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

US Corporate Actions Processing

Provider: Securities Operations Institute
Course Code: e403
Estimated Course Time: 12 Hours
Level: SIP Level II

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Individual Course Fee:
SIP Course Fee: Included in SIP Level II

The key objective of any Corporate Actions Department is to ensure the timely and accurate communication and processing of Corporate Actions data, which is diverse and time sensitive in nature.

This course describes in detail the process steps within the Corporate Actions life cycle, from initial event notification to actual entitlement posting, accounting and agent / depository reconciliation.

- Introduction to Corporate Actions Processing
- Event Notification
- Entitlement Determination
- Client Notification
- Client Response Processing
- Entitlement Posting
- Reconciliation and Control
- Accounting

Learning Objectives:
When you have completed this course you should be able to answer the following questions:
- What are the roles and objectives of the Corporate Actions Department?
- How are the initial notices received and validated?
- How are Client eligibility and related entitlements determined?
- When and how are Clients notified?
- When and how does entitlement posting occur?
- How is the response process managed (for voluntary offers / election options)?
- Describe the reconciliation process for Corporate Action activity and related controls to manage operational risk.
- What types of accounting entries are processed for the various Corporate Action types?
- What are the associated tax accounting considerations of Corporate Actions?

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.