Education
ACI Danmark

ACI Operations Certificate

  1. Target Group for the ACI Operations Certificate

    • Recent Entrants to the Operations Department (Back-Office)
    • Other Trading Room Support Areas
    • Internal and external auditors
    • Compliance and Risk Officers
    • Product control staff
    • Vendors
  2. Course Content
    • Overall Financial Market and Front to End Treasury View
    • Deal Capture, Trade Entry and Confirmations
    • Settlement, Netting and Clearing
    • Reconciliations and Investigations
    • Treasury Systems and Data Managemen
    • Risk Management, Controls, Compliance and Documentation
    • Foreign Exchange
    • Money Market
    • Derivatives
    • Short Term Bonds and Notes
  3. Course Fee covers education material and tuition. ACI Forex Danmark membership and Exams are charged separately.
  4. More information: ACI Operations Certificate Exams | ACI Financial Markets Association (ACI FMA)
  5. Maximum of antendees is set to 12.
Start date: 7. November 2022
Duration:

4 days

Location: Online
Registration: Few available spots
Education
ACI Danmark

ACI Dealing Certificate week 40

The ACI Dealing Certificate New Version Exam has been designed to cover the basic competence skills for the new entrants in dealing floors and all other financial markets roles related to foreign exchange, interest rates and commodities instruments. The Syllabus has been built to allow basic understanding of these instruments and the related financial market segments, therefore providing the required competence level for existing or future financial markets professionals.

Career and Employer benefits of the ACI Dealing Certificate:

  • Increase candidate opportunities nationally and internationally with a global qualification
  • Fulfil the requirements established by financial services authorities for regulated activities
  • Learn a global standard and a skill set which is unique in treasury
  • Become part of a global community of thousands of ACI certificate holders
  • Enable your organisation to successfully pass risk assessments conducted by regulators
  • Staff members fulfil the requirements established by financial services authorities for regulated activities

The workshop is conducted over 4 days
Day 1:
Money market instruments and calculations
Repos
Bonds

Day 2:
Foreign exchange – spot, forwards, cross currencies, fx swaps etc

Day 3:
Forward rate agreements
Interest rate swaps
Options
Futures

Day 4
Financial market applications including risk, Basel III, VAR, and a bit of ALM

The workshop is very interactive with the delegates expected to do work after hours as well as during contact sessions

Start date: 4. October 2022
Duration:

4 days

Location: Rungstedgaard Hotel, Rungsted Strandvej 107, 2960 Rungsted, Denmark
Registration:
Education
ACI Danmark

ACI Dealing Certificate week 47 – 2 spots Left!

The four-day ACI Dealing Certificate exam preparation course is a comprehensive finanicial markets course. The course is originally developed for people who are working at front-offices of treasury departments of banks and other financial institutions. Because of the fact that an increasing number of transactions are concluded via trading platforms nowadays, however, it becomes increasingly important that also IT specialists have a thorough understanding of traded instruments and market conventions. Another example of staff for whom the course is very beneficial are risk managers.

This intense and interactive training course thoroughly prepares the candidates for the ACI exam. Each training session consists of a short introduction about a core exam subject after which the candidates will be given the opportunity to test the newly acquired knowledge by answering questions that are similar to those in the official exam. During the course, the participants are strongly encouraged to ask questions themselves and also to share their own knowledge and experience with the group. After each session, the students are required to make home-work questions for which the assessed needed time is one hour per training day. The course comes with a e-learning tool with, amongst others, over 600 practice questions and an exam simulator. The e-learning is especially relevant to study the Financial Markets Environment part and the Applications Part because these topics will only be discussed briefly during the course.

Day 1: Rates

  • Interest Calculations
  • Accumulation Factors and Discount Factors
  • Yield curves
  • Forward Yields
  • Money Market Paper
  • Deposits
  • Bonds
  • Repurchase Agreements
  • Securities Finance
  • Islamic Banking

 

Day 2: Foreign Exchange 1

  • FX Quotations
  • Cross Rates
  • FX Forward Rates
  • FX Forwards and  Trading before the Spot
  • FX Swaps
  • O/N and T/N swaps, Forward Forward Swaps
  • NDFs and Time Options

 

Day 3: Foreign Exchange 2 and Options

  • Performance Measurement with FX Trading Positions
  • Covered Interest Arbitrage
  • Precious Metals
  • Features of Options
  • The Greeks
  • Delta position and delta hedging
  • Strangles and Straddles
  • Interest Rate Options

 

Day 4: Interest Rate Derivatives / Financial Markets Environment and Risk

  • FRAs
  • Money Market Futures
  • Interest Rate Swaps
  • Financial Markets Environment
  • Risk

Your trainer will be Lex van der Wielen
Lex worked with ABN AMRO Bank on the Asset and Liability Management department and as Commercial Paper Broker. Then he joined ING Bank as Head of a Treasury Desk. He also worked for the Dutch State Treasury Agency where he was responsible for setting up a market risk management department. In 2006 he has founded the Financial Markets Academy. Since 2014 he is also associated with the University of Amsterdam. Lex is the author of a number of text books in the area of the financial markets. His books differ from other books by the clear and simple way in which they describe the sometimes difficult concepts. Lex is a passionate teacher who strives intensively to share his enthusiasm with his students.

Start date: 21. November 2022
Duration:

4 days

Location: Rungstedgaard Hotel, Rungsted Strandvej 107, 2960 Rungsted, Denmark
Registration: Available
Education
ACI Danmark

ACI Diploma

We will most likely host another Diploma course in the Spring of 2023 – sign up on waiting list if you have interest.

Note, this course will be 1 Day Remote + 5 days Phycial at Rungstedgaard Hotel!

Remote session –  Thursday 19/5/2022
4 sessions: 8.30 – 10.00; 10.30 – 12.00; 1.00 -2.30; 3.00 – 4.30

Topics to be covered:
Bonds:

Domestic, Foreign and Eurobonds
Some different types of bonds
Pricing

FRA’s:
Calendar spreads

Statistics:
Standard Deviation and Volatility

Face to Face Sessions – Monday 30 May – Friday 3 June

(Each day is extremely intensive.  Candidates should be familiar with much of this material, as they will already have passed the Dealing Certificate or have equivalent experience. Homework will be given at the end of each day)

Days 1 and 2:
The Foreign Exchange Market
·         Spot exchange rates, reciprocal rates and cross-rates
·         Roles of market-makers, brokers and electronic broking
·         Forward outrights and their uses and the relationship with the money markets
·         Forward swaps
premiums and discounts
cross-rate swaps
what is a swap deal?
settlement rates
historic rate rollovers
hedging forwards via deposits
·         Covered interest arbitrage and hedging a swap in the deposit market
·         Short dates
daily rollover of positions
·         Position-keeping: average rate, net position, and profit/loss
·         Forward-forward rates
·         NDFs
·         Time options
·         Value dates and broken dates interpolation
·         Long-dated foreign exchange forwards

Days 2 and 3:
The Money Markets
·         Time value of money, present value / future value, NPV
·         Calculation of simple yield on an investment
·         Simple and compound interest
·         Annual and semi-annual equivalent yields
·         Cash loans and deposits
reference fixing rates
yield curve shapes and theories
·         Day / year conventions
converting between ‘bond’ and ‘money market’ yields
·         Certificates of deposit
calculation of settlement amounts
price / yield relationship
accrued coupon, capital gain/loss
domestic, foreign, and Euro securities
·         Discount instruments
T-bills, commercial paper, bills of exchange
·         Discount instruments
T-bills, commercial paper, bills of exchange
calculation of settlement amounts
discount / yield calculations
·         Comparison of yields quoted according to different conventions

Forward-forwards and FRAs
·         Forward-forward interest rates
·         The yield curve
·         FRAs
the mechanics
uses by borrowers, depositors and position-takers
documentation and rate-fixing
·         Arbitraging with FRAs and FX

Day 3:
Bond Markets
Zero-coupon bonds
bond STRIPs
·         Zero-coupon yield calculations
bootstrapping ytm to zeros
valuation of a bond
calculation of par yield from zeros
·         Bond futures
cash-and-carry arbitrage
·         Price sensitivity of bonds
calculation of duration and modified duration, annual and semi-annual bonds
calculation of portfolio duration and modified duration
hedging a bond position
·         Rating systems

Repos, Sell/Buy-Backs and Securities Lending
·         Classic repo
market conventions and terminology
pricing
general v. special collateral
margin
marking to market
substitution
cross-currency repos
triparty v. bilateral v. hold-in custody repos
documentation
·         Users, applications and examples of repos
·         Buy/sell-backs
pricing the buy / sell-back structure
coupons
close-out and re-pricing
·         Securities lending
comparison with repo and buy/sell-back
·         Synthetic repo structures

Days 4 and 5:
The Futures Markets
·         Pricing interest rate futures
·         The futures markets
the mechanics of trading
tick values
currency futures markets
futures compared to OTC markets
·         Trading strategies
calendar spreads
futures strips
butterfly, condor
calculation of P/L
·         Arbitrage between FRAs and futures
·         Hedging a FRA with futures
strip hedge, stack hedge, basis risk
calculation of FRA rate and hedge
·         Hedging forward-forward FX using FRAs and futures
·         Basis
definition and calculation of basis, theoretical basis and value basis
convergence
·         Convexity problem
·         Volume and open interest
calculation of open interest

Interest Rate Swaps
·         Concepts and swap pricing
comparative advantage
·         Mechanics of swaps
·         Applications, asset and liability swaps
·         Price quotation
day / year payment basis and calculations
annual and semi-annual
spread over Treasuries
·         Calculating all-in cost of borrowing / all-in return on an asset swap
·         Settlement calculations
·         Swap structures
basis swaps
constant maturity
OIS
total return
·         Hedging swap positions
·         Valuation
the use of zero-coupon yields
·         Creating a 12-month swap from a strip of futures / FRAs

Currency Swaps
·         NPV and swap pricing
·         Applications
·         Comparison with foreign exchange forwards
·         Settlement calculations

Currency and Interest Rate Options
·         Basic concepts, definitions and terminology
·         Pricing
underlying concepts
historic and implied volatility
limitations of Black & Scholes
‘European’ and ‘American’ options
binomial models
different ways of quoting a currency option price
·         Historic and market volatility
·         Put / call parity
synthetic forwards
·         Exchange-traded options
price quotation
margin
·         Profit / loss of a position
·         Trading strategies
spread
straddle
strangle
risk reversal
butterfly

  • Interest rate hedging
    IRGs, caps, floors, collars and zero-cost structures
    ·         Hedging a cap / floor from calls and puts
    ·         Survey of exotic options
    barrier, Asian, swaption, compound, binary
    ·         Delta hedging a position
    ·         Gamma hedging
    ·         Vega, Theta and Rho
Start date: 19. May 2022
Duration:

6 days

Location: Rungstedgaard Hotel, Rungsted Strandvej 107, 2960 Rungsted, Denmark
Registration:
Education
ACI Danmark

ACI Simulation Course incl. Exam

Start date: 20. November 2021
Duration:

4 days

Location: Online
Registration:
Education
ACIFMA

ACI Online FX Global Code Exam

From January 2017, ACI has taken over the management of test centres to improve the service we provide to exam candidates and members. Please use the link below to register and/or to indicate where you wish to sit an exam.

ACI oversees an extensive and ever-growing Test Centre network with over 130 centres available to exam participants in more than 90 countries. Through our Test Centre partnerships further locations are continually being added. If you would like to register for an exam in a country which is not listed, please do specify the country in the corresponding field and we will do our best to organise an exam seat in a location nearest to you.

Start date: 6. November 2021
Duration:
Location: Online
Registration:

-

Education
ACIFMA

Book Exam. Test

From January 2017, ACI has taken over the management of test centres to improve the service we provide to exam candidates and members. Please use the link below to register and/or to indicate where you wish to sit an exam.

ACI oversees an extensive and ever-growing Test Centre network with over 130 centres available to exam participants in more than 90 countries. Through our Test Centre partnerships further locations are continually being added. If you would like to register for an exam in a country which is not listed, please do specify the country in the corresponding field and we will do our best to organise an exam seat in a location nearest to you.

Start date: 28. November 2021
Duration:

5 days

Location: Online
Registration:

-

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