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Debt Instruments


The value of the outstanding debt instruments in the world is more than 80 trillion USD. Both the primary and secondary markets for debt instruments are extremely important components of financial markets. This course is designed to give participants a good understanding of debt instruments, their characteristics and the markets in which they are issued, traded and settled.

Course Content

  • Characteristics of debt instruments
  • Types of debt instruments
  • Money market instruments
  • Issuing debt instruments and primary market operations
  • Approaches to interest payments
  • Calculating interest payments on debt instruments
  • Yield curves
  • Secondary market practice
  • Pricing debt instruments
  • Trading and settling debt instruments
  • New types of debt instruments
  • Risks associated with debt instruments
  • Duration
  • 1 day for up to 12 participants

Target Audience

Financial service professionals who want to have a good understanding of debt instruments and the markets in which they are traded.