Date: 11/12/2024 - 11/13/2024
Event start time: 12:00 PM
Event end time: 2:00 PM
Category: Seminar
Price: Members: $445; Nonmembers: $495

Capital Markets Essentials  (Two, 2-Hour Live Virtual Sessions)

Tuesday, November 12 12pm - 2pm ET and
Wednesday, November 13 12pm - 2pm ET 

Introductory Level
Prerequisites: None

If you are just getting started in IR or corporate communications, or if you need to understand capital markets and the key audiences in order to be effective in your role, then this course is a must. We will help understand the current environment; see how the capital markets big picture fits together and appreciate the perspectives of investors, analyst and the financial media. You’ll understand how and why companies issue shares and bonds, how they are traded and how listed companies are expected to communicate.


  • See the big picture – the context for your role
  • Understand financial markets jargon
  • Appreciate how the key capital markets players think and how they operate
  • Understand the regulatory framework and the financial calendar

COURSE PROGRAM - 4-hour course delivered over two days 

Economics & Funding
  • Overview of the economic backdrop
  • Growth, inflation, and interest rates 
  • Cyclical and defensive sectors
  • Implications of the current environment
  • Raising capital - from start-up through private equity 
  • Characteristics of debt and equity 
  • Bonds and shares 
Capital Markets & Investor Relations
  • Raising capital 
  • Share issues, including IPOs
  • The role of investment banks
  • Types of investors and their characteristics
  • Overview of the regulatory regime and dealing with material info
  • Portfolio managers & how they think
  • Sell-side analysts, rating agencies, credit, and other analyists 
  • The importance of managing expectations
  • Financial communications & typical program 
  • Current trends in the capital markets 


  • Access to a virtual classroom with a series of online courses to help you consolidate your learning after the workshop
  • Color-coded course materials
  • A copy of The FinanceTalking Financial Glossary (pdf)
  • Email or phone your tutor if you have questions or you’d like to discuss further any concepts covered on the course


  • Small group, interactive workshops delivered using Zoom
  • Access the event on your laptop or tablet (or even your phone)
  • Discussions and case studies via breakout groups
  • Quizzes and polls

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