CISI Diploma: Global Operations Management - Session 2 Outline

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Session 2 is an intermediate session lasting three days. Key aspects of global operations management are covered in significant detail, including review of previous exam questions, and exam techniques.

Day 1:

  • Objectives and responsibilities of Operations
  • Managing projects
  • Straight through processing (STP)
  • Trading environments
  • The role and services of exchanges
  • Comparison of OTC and exchange traded products
  • Exam technique and answer planning
  • Review of all past case study questions

Day 2:

  • The processes of clearing and settlement:
    • Confirmation matching
    • Reconciliation
    • Settlement disciplines
    • DvP
    • Payment systems
  • The role of central securities depositories
  • Central counterparties
  • Products and markets
  • The Group of 30 (G30)
  • The Lamfalussy principles
  • Focus on derivative products
  • Hedge fund operations
  • Prime brokerage services
  • Margining principles
  • Derivatives clearing houses

Day 3:

  • Risk overview:
    • Market risk
    • Credit risk
    • Operational risk
    • Systemic, reputational and other risks
  • Operational risk
  • Basel II and III
  • Outsourcing
  • Global custody
  • Corporate actions and asset servicing

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