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Fixed Income Investment & Trading Certification Course
A two-day Fixed Income Investment & Trading Certification Course was arranged by NUST Business School in collaboration with USAID (Financial Market Development Program) and the Institute of Financial Markets of Pakistan (IFMP).

This program is an effort to develop the professional capacity for fixed income market in Pakistan.  The program intends to create a critical knowledge base and skillset amongst students and different institutional investors, such as mutual funds, insurance companies, pension fund managers, and other market participants. The training program is designed to cover a variety of fixed income securities from conventional and Islamic markets, including sovereign, corporate, structured credit/asset-backed bonds and related derivatives.  The program intends to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of bond markets and products, as well as pricing and portfolio management techniques. Participants will are also provided insights on fixed income analysis, instruments, investment, and trading.

The course was delivered on behalf of the USAID Financial Market Development Activity (FMD) by Mr. John Crowley, Mr. Werner Riecke, Mr. Abdul Qayyum Khan, and Mr. Amir Khan.  All of the distinguished presenters have significant local and international financial markets expertise.

The course sessions were conducted at the NUST Business School Seminar Hall and were well attend by over 200 students, faculty, and professional staff.  The sessions concluded with a certificate awarding ceremony and the Dean and Principal, NUST Business School, Dr. Naukhez Sarwar presented NUST shields to the presenters.


USAID's Financial Market Development Activity

The FMD Activity is a multi-year technical assistance program funded by USAID Pakistan. The program supports policy, regulatory and institutional reforms designed to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of Pakistan's broader capital markets; and to promote expanded availability of commercial bank finance to SMEs. The program assists the expansion of innovative market sources of finance through inventively structured debt, commodity and private equity finance vehicles for the furtherance of economic development of the country.

Institute of Financial Markets of Pakistan

IFMP, formerly the Institute of Capital Markets, was established to enhance the professional capacity of all persons and institutions active in the financial markets in Pakistan. IFMP provides certifications, including qualification courses, for capital market professionals. As such, IFMP is active in research, data, ethics, anti-money laundering compliance training, publications, course development, workshops, and conferences.