The Financial Markets Foundation Course (FMFC) is organized in collaboration with ICMA Centre (University of Reading). It is a first level (introductory) qualification intended for anyone entering into a career in the financial markets. It does not assume any prior study or work experience other than a general knowledge of mathematics such as basic algebra and statistics. For those without that quantitative background, pre-course reading with a further bibliography is provided to allow candidates to acquire that knowledge directly.
Structure and contents
The FMFC course is a two and one half day taught course with pre-course reading for those who wish to review algebra and statistics. It is delivered in ten sessions with two additional 60 minute review sessions at the end of days one and two. On the afternoon of the third day candidates sit the exam.
- – Overview of Financial Markets and Participants: Explore the nature of savings and flow of funds in an economy and the principle participants and their motivations
- – The Main Financial Securities: the focus here is on the understanding the principle asset classes and basic valuation models
- – Exam Review: review of the content in light of current events
Audience and objectives
The training program is intended to provide ‘breadth of knowledge’ to make it relevant to people pursuing careers in the front office, middle office and operations areas.
At the end of the training programme, participants sit the exam, which consists of 50 multiple choice questions. Successful candidates will be granted the FMFC Certificate accredited both by ICMA and the University of Reading.
The Financial Markets Foundation Course is only available in English.
Dates and registration fees
|Financial Markets Foundation Course||Dates 2013||Fees (+ 3% VAT)|
|Spring Session||11, 12, 13 March 2013|
|Autumn Session||23, 24, 25 September 2013|
The registration fees include :
- training participation
- course material
- coffee breaks
- lunch vouchers
- examination fees
The courses take place at the Training Center of LSC/IFBL, in the premisses of the Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg.
7, rue Alcide de Gasperi
Un parking est disponible au sous-sol de la Chambre de Commerce. Les frais de parking s’élèvent à 1 euro par heure.
Gare - Kirchberg et Kirchberg - Gare:
lignes 1 et 16: arrêt "Erasme / d'Coque" sur l'avenue John F. Kennedy ou ligne 18: arrêt "Jean Monnet" (bd K. Adenauer)
Centre - Kirchberg:
lignes 7, 12 et 13: arrêt "Léon Hengen" dans la rue Erasme;
Kirchberg - Centre:
lignes 12: arrêt "Léon Hengen" dans la rue Erasme ou lignes 7, 13 arrêt "Jean Monnet" (bd K. Adenauer)
La Chambre de Commerce dispose d’une cantine, ouverte au public. D’autres possibilités de restauration sont, entre autres, offertes à la Coque, au Novotel, à la Philharmonie, etc.
Registration and contacts
To register for this training, please take the following steps:
1) download the flyer including the registration form below and fill it in
Registrations on a private basis:
If your registration is accepted, IFBL will send the invoice to your address. Your registration will be final upon receipt of the registration fees by IFBL.
Registrations on a professional basis (via your employer):
The IFBL will send the invoice to your employer
2) send the form back to IFBL
•by fax: (+352) 46 50 19
•by mail: B.P. 13, L-2010 Luxembourg
•by e-mail: scan form and send it to email@example.com
Applications for the complete programme have to be submitted at the latest 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course.
Conditions for cancellation
Regarding our cancellation policy, please read our General Conditions or refer to the FAQ.
Contact the Institute
For further questions related to this training programme, please contact our Customer Service by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (+352 46 50 16-1).