Who should attend?
This course is aimed at professionals working in any type of business, not just financial services, who want to understand the impact of economic data and events on clients, business and the markets.
What you will gain
After an initial overview of key economic terminology and concepts, we look at the tools that are used to manage the economy and how these influence markets and investors.
The focus will be on the impact the economy has on investment decision, businesses and securities. We will also look at topical risk factors in the market and their possible economic implications (e.g. China rebalancing, oil price volatility, Brexit, Donald Trump, ultra-low interest rates etc.). The course is designed with lots of interaction in the form of quizzes and games to ensure the learning is both interesting and memorable.
- To refresh, understand and demystify the key measures of economic health
- To understand how the economy is managed, how it impacts markets, businesses and investments
- To see how current topical issues impact markets and may be analysed from an economic perspective
- What is the economy and how do we take its temperature?
- GDP/GNP, what are the differences, how do we define and measure?
- Inflation, what is it, why is it a problem, why is difficult to measure?
- Unemployment, how is it defined and measured?
How is the economy managed?
- Central bank and government actions (monetary and fiscal policy)
- What issues are there with expansionary government fiscal policy?
- What is the fiscal deficit and national debt and the how does it influence bond markets, yields and investors?
What are the components of aggregate demand and why do they matter?
How does the economy impact business and clients?
- Risk premiums and project appraisal
Topical case studies of current economic issues
- Why is China’s economy rebalancing and why does it matter?
- What is happening in oil markets; impact on economies?
- What impact will Brexit have on the economy?
- Will the global economy be “Trumped” by the US President?
- How could interest rates returning to their “normal” levels damage the economy?
What is a stock market index and how does it relate to the economy? Are stock markets vulnerable to a fall?
The course starts at 9.00am. Lunch and refreshments are included.
6 CPD hours (where applicable).
CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses