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In this course we describe the key functions of the different financial markets in the City of London and how various products are used in these markets to hedge risk.

On completion of this online course, you will gain an understanding of:

  • the history of the City and why the City of London remains so important in world financial markets
  • the purpose of the City; the Buy Side and the Sell Side
  • the major markets in the City
  • the difference between a commercial bank and an investment bank
  • the role of the Bank of England
  • financial regulation and the role of the regulator
  • money markets and the role of LIBOR
  • what a foreign exchange quote is
  • the concepts of bonds and fixed income
  • what a share or stock is and the functions of the London Stock Exchange
  • the activities of hedge funds and private equity
  • the general terms of the three main types of derivatives.

Key information

  • learn at your own pace
  • help meet your annual CPD requirements
  • develop your own learning needs.

BPP is a leading provider of online technical CPD for accounting professionals.

Disclaimer: This course is available for ACCA members, you may need your ACCA membership number to complete your booking. This course and outline is provided by a third-party course provider. All course bookings are subject to the terms and conditions set by the course provider. Please see individual supplier pages for full terms and conditions. ACCA takes no liability for bookings made with third-party suppliers.


12 months' access 45 GBP (exc. VAT)


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Date: Ongoing
Duration: 1.5 hours