Financial Instruments & Growth of Capital Markets in Developing Countries




5 days


30 Jan – 03 Feb, 15 – 19 May, 07 – 11 August, 06 – 10 Nov 2024




The Business Xchange Hub, Marco Polo House
3-5 Lansdowne Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 2BX United Kingdom

Course Objective:

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the challenges facing capital market development in developing countries and the steps required to overcome them.

The capital market should play an important role in raising funds and promoting balance and stability in the financial system. A strong capital market helps drive the economy forward, promotes growth and provides a return on long-term savings. However, in developing countries, capital

markets have yet to fulfill this potential and need to address challenges to achieve operational efficiency.

This course examines the legal and regulatory infrastructure and the instruments and trading systems of well-functioning markets. It also identifies the measures required to improve their development and efficiency in a developing country context.

Who should attend

Anyone involved in capital markets including investors and pension fund managers, traders, stockbrokers, pension trustees, insurance companies and investment banks. It will also benefit staff from relevant ministries, central banks, capital market authorities and stock exchanges.

This course can also be taken in

Accra: 22 – 26 Jan      08 – 12 May    31 July – 04 August    30 Oct – 03 Nov 2024

Dubai: 29Jan – 02 Feb         01 – 5 April     24 – 28 June    2 – 6 Sept 2024

Texas: On Request

Course Content


  • Bank finance versus capital market finance
  • Major participants: government, banks, investors, corporates
  • Impact of capital markets on economic stability
  • Characteristics of vibrant capital markets

Debt Instruments and Markets

  • Floating, fixed rate, and maturity structure of debt
  • Structured and other types of debt
  • Role of rating agencies
  • Developing a domestic bond market

Equity Markets

  • Nature of equity investment and types of share
  • Private equity
  • IPOs
  • Patterns of equity ownership


  • Options and futures
  • Listed vs OTC derivatives

Methods of Evaluating Capital Investment Projects:

  • Accounting rate of return (ARR)
  • Payback
  • Net present value (NPV)
  • Internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Modified internal rate of return (MIRR)
  • Equivalent annual cost (EAC)

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