A two-day Fixed Income Investment & Trading
Certification Course was arranged by NUST Business School in collaboration with
USAID (Financial Market Development Program) and the Institute of Financial
Markets of Pakistan (IFMP).
This program is an effort to develop the professional
capacity for fixed income market in Pakistan.
The program intends to create a critical knowledge base and skillset
amongst students and different institutional investors, such as mutual funds,
insurance companies, pension fund managers, and other market participants. The
training program is designed to cover a variety of fixed income securities from
conventional and Islamic markets, including sovereign, corporate, structured
credit/asset-backed bonds and related derivatives. The program intends to provide participants
with a comprehensive understanding of bond markets and products, as well as
pricing and portfolio management techniques. Participants will are also
provided insights on fixed income analysis, instruments, investment, and
The course was delivered on behalf of the USAID Financial
Market Development Activity (FMD) by Mr. John Crowley, Mr. Werner Riecke, Mr.
Abdul Qayyum Khan, and Mr. Amir Khan.
All of the distinguished presenters have significant local and
international financial markets expertise.
The course sessions were conducted at the NUST Business
School Seminar Hall and were well attend by over 200 students, faculty, and
professional staff. The sessions
concluded with a certificate awarding ceremony and the Dean and Principal, NUST
Business School, Dr. Naukhez Sarwar presented NUST shields to the presenters.
Market Development Activity
The FMD Activity is a multi-year technical assistance
program funded by USAID Pakistan. The program supports policy, regulatory and
institutional reforms designed to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness
of Pakistan's broader capital markets; and to promote expanded availability of
commercial bank finance to SMEs. The program assists the expansion of
innovative market sources of finance through inventively structured debt,
commodity and private equity finance vehicles for the furtherance of economic
development of the country.
Financial Markets of Pakistan
IFMP, formerly the Institute of Capital Markets, was
established to enhance the professional capacity of all persons and
institutions active in the financial markets in Pakistan. IFMP provides
certifications, including qualification courses, for capital market
professionals. As such, IFMP is active in research, data, ethics, anti-money
laundering compliance training, publications, course development, workshops,