ACI Dealing Certificate Syllabus

Day 1 Interest Rates and Money Markets

  • Interest rate conventions
  • Time value of money
  • Yield curves
  • Interest rate benchmarks (e.g. LIBOR, EURIBOR, etc)
  • Compounding and discounting
  • Day-count conventions
  • Money market instruments
  • Principles of “repo”

Day 2 Foreign Exchange

  • Quote conventions
  • Spot and forward characteristics
  • Bid/Offer spreads and calculations
  • Swaps and outright forwards
  • Compounding and discounting
  • Covered interest arbitrage

ACI Dealing Certificate Syllabus

Day 3 Derivatives

  • Interest rate derivatives (e.g. futures)
  • Over-the-counter and exchange-quoted instruments
  • Forward Rate Agreements (“FRAs”)
  • Use of derivatives to hedge interest rate risk
  • Pricing conventions and calculations
  • Currency options
  • Option terminology and its applications
  • Constructing hedging strategies

Day 4 Asset and Liability Management (“ALM”), Risk Management and Model Code

  • Impact of risk exposure
  • Significance of mismatches on balance sheet
  • Importance of ALM, and its principles
  • Definitions and examples of various types of risk (e.g. credit risk, market risk, liquidity risk, etc)
  • Importance of Model Code, and implications for best practices, code of conduct, etc

ACI Dealing Certificate Syllabus

Day 5 Mock Examination, marking and revision

  • Mock exam (2 hours)
  • Marking, review, identification of problem topics, further revision

The following bonus courses are included in

the program and provided by

In the section of the 10 online courses

  1. Financial Accounting: Understanding the Accounting Cycle
  2. Financial Accounting: The Basic Financial Statements
  3. Cash Flow Analysis: Introduction and Accounting Review
  4. Cash Flow Analysis: Interpreting the Cash Flow Statement
  5. Cash Flow Analysis: Constructing the Cash Flow Statement
  6. Business Banking Solutions
  7. Writing Skills for Bankers
  8. Building a Foundation for Successful Sales
  9. Problem Solving: The 5 Steps
  10. Business Writing: Reports and Proposals

Learn About the ACI
and ACI Dealing Certificate

Why attend?

  • Fully prepare for the ACI Dealing Certificate exam
  • Gain comprehensive understanding of Treasury operations
  • Learn currency overlay and risk management techniques
  • Launch your career in treasury and financial service industry
  • Receive MTA’s accredited “Treasury & Dealing Professional Certificate” (TDPC)

Who should attend?

  • Junior dealers
  • Middle office and Operations personnel
  • Auditors and compliance officers
  • Financial Service Professionals
  • Bankers and Financial brokers
  • Market Analysts

Meet our Trainers

Wayne Andrewscgmt

Wayne Andrews is has more than thirty-five years of experience in the financial markets in a variety of senior roles, most recently as Head of Treasury and Investments Division at Commercial Bank International (“CBI”) in Dubai.
He has been delivering training for the ACI examinations since 1998, and has completed successful training engagements for the Institute of Banking at SAMA, Riyadh, the Emirates Institute of Banking and Financial Studies in the UAE, and a number of Commercial and charitable entities, including the Reuters Foundation. He has acted as an expert witness in financial lawsuits in the High Court in the UK. He also works as a consultant with a variety of corporate clients across the MENA region, advising them on hedging and risk management strategies for their exchange rate and interest rate exposures.

Amro Zakaria,cgmt
MD, TradeSys Advisors

Amro Zakaria is a trader with over 14 years of experience in global markets and brokerage operations. Mr. Zakaria worked as a regional director for 9 years at two of the largest global brokerage firms, one of which is publically traded on the NYSE. Mr. Zakaria is a frequent guest speaker in capital markets related conferences and financial media like CNBC.

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