Fixed Income: Markets, Securities and Institutions

  • Executive
  • Department of Finance
  • Application code EE954
  • Starting 2020
  • Short course: Open
  • Location: Houghton Street, London

Gain an authoritative overview of the critical players and institutions that shape the market, while also developing key valuation and risk management techniques.

5 day intensive programme running 2 - 6 November 2020

The Fixed Income: Markets, Securities and Institutions course has been designed to equip professionals working in financial services with a deeper understanding of the key concepts and institutional knowledge that underpins the world’s largest and most complex market.

Taught by Professor Martin Oehmke, a leading faculty member of the number one Finance department in Europe, this unique course attracts interest from a wide range of senior professionals from across the world. Small classes of carefully selected participants help ensure an engaging and highly effective learning experience that includes interactive lectures, hands-on exercises and lively classroom discussions with faculty and peers.


  • Learn with leading academics whose research and industry engagement helps influence markets and financial institutions
  • Gain a truly global perspective by learning with an international peer group
  • Develop a broader view of Fixed Income markets through engaging with participants from a wide range of financial institutions
  • Extend your professional network  

Tuition Fee: £7,295

Includes all LSE tuition, course materials, daily lunches, and networking events. You will also be awarded an LSE certificate of completion at the end of the five days.

Part of LSE Executive Education Courses

Programme details


This course has been designed for professionals who interact with fixed income markets and would gain from a deeper understanding of these markets and likely future trends. Participants may include:

  • Financial services and insurance executives
  • Family offices, pension fund and sovereign wealth fund managers
  • Portfolio and asset managers
  • Central bankers, regulators and policy makers
  • Lawyers with an interest in securities markets
  • Journalists with a focus on markets and the economy
  • Senior bankers
  • Economists


Professor Martin Oehmke is a Professor of Finance at the LSE and an Associate Professor of Finance at Columbia University, Graduate School of Business. Professor Oehmke has worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Oliver Wyman & Company and Goldman Sachs International. He is also an expert consultant on issues relating to fixed income markets. Read more here

Course content

Taught over five days, participants will cover the following topics:

  • Gain valuable insight into treasury markets and other government bond markets, including hands-on practice in bond valuation, interest rate risk analysis, and in interpreting the behaviour of the yield curve
  • Engage with recent research that demonstrates the influence and role of central banks through conventional and unconventional monetary policy
  • Achieve a broad understanding of the key money markets: the Federal funds market, the Eurodollar market and benchmark interest rates such as LIBOR
  • Understand the LIBOR scandal and debate the current and future impact of LIBOR market reform
  • Gain insight into the role of forward and interest-rate swap markets and master key valuation and risk management techniques
  • Study secured funding (repo) markets, including the role of these markets during the financial crisis
  • Learn about the credit risk and CDS markets
  • Explore securitisation and CDOs and their role in recent market turmoil, and discuss the future of these financial instruments

View a sample timetable of the week >> 

Tuition fees

Tuition Fee: £5,795

Includes all LSE tuition, course materials, daily lunches, and networking events. You will also be awarded an LSE certificate of completion at the end of the five days.

Entry requirements

All LSE executive education participants are required to have:

  • Fluency in English.
  • A good undergraduate degree or significant work experience in a relevant role(s).
  • Minimum two years’ professional experience. Typically our participants have more than ten years’ work experience.

Familiarity with Excel will be assumed. All valuation techniques will be taught in class, but a degree of familiarity with basic discounting would be beneficial.


Marissa Torres, Senior Investment Compliance Officer, Bangko Sentral 

"I would not hesitate to recommend LSE and the Fixed Income course to anyone in my field. Not only for the tangible benefits of the course itself, but also to enjoy the LSE experience of meeting participants from other programmes, sharing ideas, and broadening perspectives with leaders from all over the world."

Read Marissa's full profile here.


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