Securities Services includes

skills certificate

Securities Services

| skills-certificate

skills certificate

Securities Services

| Skills Certificate
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Practical exercises

Learn about the different products traded in capital markets. Develop your understanding of accounting, while mastering your efficiency in Excel. Discover the impact of company strategy on investment returns. Take a deep dive into the securities services offered by custodian banks. Understand how securities provide important liquidity for banks.

Capital Markets Fundamentals

20 video minutes

0 excel exercises

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Video minutes 20

Excel Exercises 0

  • How an investment bank assists its clients achieve their strategic goals
  • Capital markets teams
  • Equity capital markets – IPO
  • Equity capital markets – trading venues
  • Debt capital markets – products
  • Debt capital markets – loans vs bonds

Excel Efficiency Essentials

58 video minutes

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Video minutes 58

Excel Exercises 0

  • Menu and shortcuts
  • Basic formatting
  • Basic formulas and calculations
  • More formulas and calculations
  • Naming cells and referencing

Accounting Fundamentals

30 video minutes

3 excel exercises

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Video minutes 30

Excel Exercises 3

  • Making entries and ensuring the balance sheet balances
  • Preparing a balance sheet
  • Preparing an income statement from the entries to retained earnings
  • Preparing a cash flow statement from the entries to the cash account
  • A review of the different categorizations on the income statement, balance sheet, and the cash flow statement

Company Strategy

39 video minutes

4 excel exercises

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Video minutes 39

Excel Exercises 4

  • Shareholder value creation
  • Investing decision – ROE and ROIC
    • Company lifecycle and ROIC disaggregation
    • Company strategy tools
  • Financing decision
    • Company lifecycle and sources of financing
  • Link to investment banking services

Securities Services Overview

21 video minutes

0 excel exercises

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Video minutes 21

Excel Exercises 0

  • The history of custody
  • Securities industry players
  • Global custody structure
  • Different types of custodians

Securities Services - Safekeeping

9 video minutes

0 excel exercises

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Video minutes 9

Excel Exercises 0

  • Role of the custodian
  • Sub custodian selection
  • Sub custodian agent monitoring
  • Sub custodian site diligence

Securities Services - Administration of Assets

11 video minutes

0 excel exercises

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Video minutes 11

Excel Exercises 0

  • Roles of the custodian
  • Settlements
  • Corporate actions
  • Income
  • Tax

Securities Services - Treasury, FX, Cash and Securities Lending

14 video minutes

0 excel exercises

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Video minutes 14

Excel Exercises 0

  • Roles of the custodian
  • Cash management
  • FX services
  • Securities lending
  • Lending services trading, collateral and processing

Securities Services - Master Record Keeping

9 video minutes

0 excel exercises

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Video minutes 9

Excel Exercises 0

  • Roles of the custodian
  • Recordkeeping services
  • Pension fund investment accounting service
  • Investment performance measurement
  • Fund performance influences
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Wall Street Recognized Certification

Established on Wall Street, Financial Edge has taught at the biggest bulge-bracket firms since 2016, and now we offer that very same training online for you. It’s no secret that banking is fiercely competitive, which is why our Wall Street recognized certification is designed to let your employers know you have the skills to succeed.

This course is officially CPD certified

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) keeps a record of your increasing skills, knowledge and experience throughout your career, which now includes select Financial Edge certifications.

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Completion certificates 38 38
Skills certificates 51 51
Micro-degrees 12 12
Searchable library of 350+ playlists, 3000+ videos and Q&As
10 role-based learning pathways, including Investment Banking, Equity Research, Sales and Trading and more
Expert instructor support
Practical exercises to work alongside videos and quick quizzes to test your understanding
Weekly live webinars
Streamlined company data (WACC. & EV bridge calculator, custom comparables)
Current and historic filings for over 4,000 US firms
Current and historic filings for over 7,000 firms globally
Link to, label and share data points in filings (limited to 10 for Free and Boost users, unlimited for Pro)
Regional and industry data sets
Ready-to-use sector and transaction models
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Frequently Asked Questions

What tech do I need?

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Access your course across desktop, laptop, tablet or phone; either via our web portal or the dedicated mobile app. While we have optimized our video quality and size, we recommend a broadband connection to enable uninterrupted video playback. A PDF reader and spreadsheet application are required to open the supporting resources.

Is it right for me?

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Our online courses reflect the training new analysts receive at the leading financial organizations. They're challenging, but if you want to demonstrate you are as good as the best in the industry then this is the course for you. The top investment banks will recognize our micro-degree certifications, making them perfect for graduates looking to land a job or a professional preparing for a new role.

Are Financial Edge's courses credible?

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The leading investment banks, as rated by the FT, hire us to train their incoming analysts. If you are looking to join the best analysts in the world, why not challenge yourself with the same content and certification with the same Wall Street instructors ready to answer your questions.

Will the Securities Services help me get a job?

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Absolutely. Develop practical skills you can use to impress at interviews, whether you’re looking to break into finance or change roles.

How long do I have to complete the Securities Services ?

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Everyone works at their own pace so there's no restrictions, all you need is an active Felix plan for the course you are completing. All Felix plans renew annually.

Are there any hidden costs?

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No. Everything you need is included, from instructor-led videos and Excel exercises to the exams.

What is CPD?

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All of our online courses are CPD accredited. CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and makes demonstrating your commitment to learning easy. Your institution or accrediting body may track CDP points through activities, units or hours. Check with the relevant party to find out how you should be monitoring your progress.

What support will I get along the way?

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Our expert instructors are standing by to answer questions and help you develop a detailed understanding of finance complexities. Our technical support team are also ready to help with any system problems.