Introduction to Equity Markets - One Day Training Programme


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18 September 2015

Training Programme Overview

This one-day course is designed to provide an understanding of the London Stock Exchange’s role in the equity markets, covering the life cycle of a company looking to raise capital via an IPO through to how its shares are traded after flotation.  Live trading screens are used to illustrate how the markets work and what factors affect share prices. The regulatory environment for both listed/quoted companies and traders/brokers is covered, making this programme a great introduction for a wide range of delegates from publicly traded companies to financial services or those about to have exposure to these environments.

 Why attend the course?

In an interactive and engaging environment, delegates will learn:

  • London Stock Exchange’s role in the equity markets
  • Why companies choose to float to raise capital
  • What choice of markets is available to companies and what are the key differences
  • How shares are traded electronically
  • What other methods are used to trade shares
  • How the EU landscape affects our markets
  • Who are the key market participants
  • What is the role of the Takeover Panel
  • What is the London Stock Exchange’s role in prevention/detection of market abuse
  • How the London Stock Exchange determines opening/closing prices for stocks traded

Who should attend the course?

This is an ideal course for professionals from member firms and corporate advisers,as well as executives from AIM or listed companies, for example:

  • Compliance professionals
  • Company secretarial staff
  • Investor relations professionals
  • Financial PR
  • Finance directors/controllers
  • Lawyers and accountants involved in
  • Listed company advisors
  • Back office staff
  • New graduates in the securities industry
  • Those working in a support function within  financial organisations

 Key takeaways

  • Delegate pack for notes with full copy of all slides
  • Live explanation of closing auction to show how closing prices are determined
  • Practical exercises and worked examples
  • Jargon-buster: Glossary of key market terms


The course will be held at London Stock Exchange’s headquarters located next to St. Paul’s Cathedral at 10 Paternoster Square, London EC4M 7LS.

Course fee: £695 + VAT