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International Introduction to Securities & Investment


International Introduction to Securities & Investment

Teaching hour
  1. 2 hrs per session x 2 session per week
  2. 2 months teaching


Daw Thiri Yadana Kyaw

  • MBA (Anglia Ruskin University, UK)
  • Graduate Diploma in Finance (University of London)
  • CISI Leader Trainer
  • Working at SMID Bank

Module 1

The Financial Services Sector

Learning Objectives

  • Know the role of the following within the financial services sector retail /commercial bank, saving institutions, investment banks, private banks, retirement schemes, insurance companies, fund managers, stockbrokers, custodians, third party administrators, industry trade bodies, sovereign wealth funds, peer-to-peer/crowd funding.

Module Outline

  • Introduction
  • The Role of the Financial Services Sector
  • Financial Markets
  • Participants

Module 2

The Economic Environment

Learning Objectives

  • Know the factors which determine the level of economic activity: statecontrolled economies, market economies, mixed economies, open economies.

Module Outline

  • Introduction
  • Factors Determining Economic Activity
  • Central Banks
  • Inflation

Module 3

Financial Assets and Markets

Learning Objectives

  • Know relevant sources of information for investment products, coats and charges: key investor information documents, prospectuses, financial statements, financial data.

Module Outline

  • Introduction
  • Providing Information
  • Asset Classes
  • Foreign Exchange (FX)

Module 4

Equities / Stocks

Learning Objectives

  • Know the features and benefits of ordinary and preference shares/common stock and preferred stock, dividend ,capital gain, pre-emptive rights, right to vote
  • Be able to calculate the share dividend yield.

Module Outline

  • Features and Benefits of Shares
  • The Risks of Owning Shares
  • Corporate Actions
  • Primary and Secondary Markets
  • Depositary Receipts
  • World Stock Markets
  • Stock Market Indices
  • Settlement Systems

Module 5


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the characteristics and terminology of bonds: coupon; redemption, nominal vale

Module Outline

  • Introduction
  • Characteristics of Bonds
  • Government Bonds
  • Corporate Bonds
  • Asset-Backed Securities (ASBs)
  • International Bonds
  • Yields

Module 6

DerivativesLearning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Know the uses and application of derivatives
  • Understand the following terms: OTC, exchange-traded

Module Outline

  • Overview of Derivatives
  • Futures
  • Options
  • Swaps
  • Derivatives Markets

Module 7

Investment Funds

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the potential advantages and disadvantages of collective investment
  • Know the difference between active and passive management
  • Know the purpose and principal features of the Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities directive in European markets

Module Outline

  • Overview of Investment Funds
  • Open-Ended Funds
  • Closed-Ended Investment Companies
  • Exchange-Traded Funds
  • Hedge Funds
  • Private Equity

Module 8

Regulation and Ethics

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the need of Regulation
  • Understand the main aims and activities of financial services regulators
  • Understand the key principles of professional integrity and behavior in financial services

Module Outline

  • Introduction
  • Money Laundering
  • Insider Trading and Market Abuse
  • Data Protection
  • Integrity and Ethics in Professional Practice

Module 9

Other Financial Products

Learning Objectives

  • Know the reasons for retirement planning
  • Know the basic features and risk characteristics of retirement funds : state schemes, corporate retirement plans (defined benefit, defined contribution), personal schemes

Module Outline

  • Pensions
  • Loans
  • Mortgages
  • Life Assurance

Teaching Methodology

  • Conduct Lecture ,Engage students with in-class exercise, Q&A and
  • Employ ICT, visual and audio aids and tools, where applicable, to make teaching to be more efficient and learning to be more effective and interesting.


Multiple Choice Question
  1. 100% Computer based exam
  2. Total result 100%
  3. 95% to 100% : Distinction
  4. 70% and above : Passed
  5. 69% and below : Failed

Tuition fees

250,000 mmk per program

  1. Registration & examination fees
  2. 178 USD

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the role of the financial services sector
  • Know the role of central banks
  • Be able to calculate a forward exchange rate
  • Know the purpose and format of annual company meetings
  • Be able to calculate the flat yield of a bond
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