Quantitative Methods in Banking and Finance

Description: In order to understand and participate in financial decision-making, students and practitioners of finance need to be familiar with the basic tools and techniques of quantitative methods and its application in banking and finance sector. The short-term training will helps for developing effective functioning of today’s bankers and financial analysts. Although there are well recognized concepts of quantitative methods, there is still limitation in their application in banking and Finance sector and hence many of them have had no formal introduction to the practice in financial sector. Quantitative Methods for Banking & Finance attempts to bridge the gap by providing useful concepts in mathematics and statistics like time value of money, differential calculus, statistical measures and probability theory. It also demonstrates the application of these concepts in the area of banking and finance with the help of practical illustrations.

Content: The training will cover the following topics:

Topic 1: Introduction and overview

Topic2: A review of basic Mathematics: functions and operations

Topic 3: A review of basic mathematics, Algebra and solving equations

Topic 4: The Time Value of Money

  • Simple versus compound interest
  • Fractional period compounding of interest
  • Continuous compounding of interest
  • Discounting and present value
  • Annuity present values
  • Amortization
  • Perpetuity models
  • Single-stage growth models

Topic 5: Return, Risk, and Co-movement

  • Return on investment
  • Geometric mean return on investment
  • Internal rate of return
  • Bond yields

Topic 6: fundamental of Portfolio Mathematics

  • An introduction to portfolio analysis
  • Portfolio return
  • Portfolio variance
  • Diversification and efficiency

Target Group: The training is suited to a wide range of professions working in finance and insurance sectors.

Requirement: Minimum of BA/BSc degree in accounting and finance and related discipline.

Duration of the Training:  Five days

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