An understanding of inflation is central to successful trading and investing.  Even experienced professionals can fall fowl of the concept of ‘money illusion’ – the tendency for people to think in nominal rather than real terms.  This course starts off by exploring the fundamental concepts of inflation before considering the features of inflation-linked securities.  Other concepts that are considered include seasonality, inflation-linked swaps and options.  Although the course has an institutional investor focus it can be structured to include how corporates have used inflation-linked structures to manage their inflation risk.

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Neil Schofield
Neil SchofieldManaging Director
Financial Markets Training Ltd

Neil offers training services in the areas of treasury, derivatives, capital markets and risk management to financial institutions, central banks and corporations worldwide.

Neil was global head of Financial Markets training at Barclays Capital from 2001 to 2008. He teaches primarily on the rates business, covering all of the major asset classes and their respective derivative products from foreign exchange through to commodities. Before joining Barclays Capital, he was a director at Chisholm-Roth Training for 4 years, where he was responsible for provision of training services for a number of blue chip global investment banks. Clients included Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan Chase.

He started his training career at Chase Manhattan Bank, where he was originally employed as an internal auditor. Over a period of nine years, he conducted numerous internal and external training seminars including the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve System in the USA. He has also held positions with Security Pacific Hoare Govett (now trading as Bank of America) and Lloyds TSB.

Neil holds a B.Sc. in Economics from Loughborough University and an MBA from Manchester Business School. He is author of the book “Commodity Derivatives: Markets and Applications” and “Trading the Fixed Income, Inflation and Credit Markets” both published by Wiley. His third book is “Equity derivatives: institutional applications” and will be published by Palgrave in 2016.

If you wish to know more about his experience, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Who should attend?

Arguably everyone has an exposure to inflation and because the course covers a wide variety of inflation topics, it will be of interest to anyone who interacts with the suite of inflation-linked products

  • Non-inflation fixed income traders
  • Non-inflation fixed income sales
  • Fixed income researchers
  • Fixed income structures
  • Product control / middle office
  • Compliance
  • Audit
  • Fixed income asset managers
  • Central bankers

Some of the companies who attend our financial events