Focus on Exchange Traded Funds

IFF - International Faculty of Finance
Training overview
Professional Course
Self-paced Online
5 weeks
From 799 GBP

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Course description

Focus on Exchange Traded Funds

  • How to identify the chief risks associated with holding ETFs
  • How to analyse the special tracking error issues behind inverse and leveraged ETFs
  • How the demise of ETFs implemented short volatility strategies
  • How to implement a forex hedge with an ETF that tracks a G10 currency
  • How bond-based ETFs have different behaviour to actual bonds
  • How to describe the performance of various widely used smart beta ETFs
  • How to identify risks for ETFs based on market capacity and liquidity issues
  • How to explain the liquidity risks with ETFs that focus on emerging and frontier markets

Training content

Unit 1: Learning Aims and Objectives

  • Historical Development Of Exchange Traded Products
  • Footprint of ETPs in Global Capital Markets
  • ETFs as Structured Products

Module 2: Learning Aims and Objectives

  • Organisational Structure of ETFs
  • Secondary Market Features of ETFs
  • Key Investment Metrics of ETFs

Module 3: Learning Aims and Objectives

  • Global Equity Indices
  • Sector Index Products
  • Leveraged and Inverse Equity ETF Products
  • Equity Investment Style ETFs
  • Thematic and Actively Managed ETFs

Module 4: Learning Aims and Objectives

  • Total Return Fixed Income Products
  • Credit Quality Products
  • Examination of the Features and Performance of HYG and JNK Commodity and Currency ETFs

Module 5: Learning Aims and Objectives

  • Active Versus Passive Investment
  • Smart Beta Strategies
  • Implementing Global Macro Strategies With ETFs
  • Special Risks with ETFs

Course delivery details

Ten hours of online training over five weeks


Course fee: £799 + VAT if applicable

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How you’ll learn

  • A module is released each week for five weeks
  • The learning is in bitesize chunks so it does not impact on your normal working day
  • You'll learn via video content, quizzes and other materials
  • You'll be able to interact with the trainer and other students on the discussion forum
  • After the five weeks is over, you have two months to review the material

About IFF

International Faculty of Finance - IFF Finance & IFE Energy - Specialist Training Courses

As one of the world's leading specialist financial training organisations, The International Faculty of Finance, provides participants in the global financial markets with intensive technical training programmes designed to help them succeed on the global stage.  Established in 1991 we...

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