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Fixed Income Markets Certification (FIMC©)
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10-Course Certification Program

Fixed Income Markets Certification (FIMC©)

10 Courses
22h 32m
5,420 Students

Wall Street Prep's globally recognized certification program prepares trainees with the skills they need to succeed as a Fixed Income Trader on either the Buy Side or Sell Side.

  • Earn a verified certification

    Shareable on LinkedIn and in resumes

  • Finish in 1 month

    Recommended pace 4 hours/week

  • Globally Recognized

    The same rigorous training program used by salespeople and traders at top global investment banks

Major Skills Covered
  • Bond Math
  • Yield Curves
  • Money Markets
  • Government Bonds
  • Corporate Bonds

About this Certification Program

While other Fixed Income courses add formulas and complexity to hide the lack of real-world experience, Wall Street Prep's Fixed Income Markets Certification was created by former sales and trading professionals focused on what interns, new hires and early career analysts need to know on the job.

Designed following extensive discussion with hiring managers at major investment banks, we built our Fixed Income program around practical requirements like Bloomberg, with Excel exercises to demystify how Bloomberg calculates Yield and Duration on a bond.

You'll Get
  • 9+ Hours of Video Instruction. Acquire expertise taught from an insider's perspective. Master how to use the Bloomberg terminal to analyze bonds, yields and cashflows.

  • A Comprehensive Program.Designed with input from the largest global investment banks on what Fixed Income salespeople and traders need to know.

  • Meaningful, Shareable Certification. Graduates will receive a blockchain-verified, shareable certification that can easily be added to LinkedIn and resumes.

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Your Path to Certification

This course is career-focused. We begin with an overview of the Fixed Income Market, sell-side investment banks and buy-side investors; move on to exploring how central banks impact bond yields; and discuss the yield curve. We demystify different fixed income products and build a basis for bond math. Using money markets, we learn about single cashflow investments and government bonds. Finally, we look at corporate bonds, discuss credit analysis, and take a look at the impact of seniority and collateral.

Recommended Path

  1. 1 Introduction to Bonds and Fixed Income Trading Week 1
  2. 2 Economics and the Role of a Central Bank Week 1
  3. 3 Money Markets Week 2
  4. 4 Government Bonds Week 3
  5. 5 Corporate Bonds Week 3
  6. 6 Mortgage Backed Securities Week 4

Complete in 16 Hours

The FIMC is a job-focused program that drills down on what Fixed Income Markets professionals need to know while cutting out the rest. Average completion time (coursework + exam) is 16 hours.

Skills Fixed Income Markets Employers Look For
  • Fixed Income Covered
  • Bloomberg Covered
  • Hedging Covered
  • Trading Covered
  • Derivatives Covered
Top Jobs the FIMC Will Prepare You For
Position 1st Year Salary + Bonus *
Credit Trader $135-160,000
Rates Trader $135-160,000
Fixed Income Salesperson $135-160,000
Fixed Income Structurer $135-160,000
Fixed Income Quant $175-200,000
Fixed Income Portfolio Manager $105-130,000
Debt Capital Markets Analyst $135-160,000
Corporate Treasury $100-125,000

* glassdoor.com estimates.

$145K

The average starting salary + bonus for Fixed Income Markets Sales & Trading Analysts. See our Sales & Training Salary Guide for more details of the career and pay progression. Data on average starting salaries is based on glassdoor.com U.S. estimates.

What You'll Learn

  • Master the Bloomberg Bond DES screen
  • Learn how bond traders and investors measure returns
  • Decode the pricing and trading conventions of bonds
  • Learn how to chart, graph and analyze bonds and yield curves on Bloomberg
  • Use the Bloomberg Bond Calculators for Discounts and Yields
  • Discover the Central Bank tools that move markets
  • Calculate cashflows, yields and duration of actual bonds
  • Demystify the difference between G, T I and Z spreads
  • Understand the pricing and valuation process of new issue corporate bond
The FIMC© is the same program used to train new hires at Wall Street's largest investment banks.
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Includes 7 core courses + 3 electives

1

Intro to Financial Markets

This course sets the foundations of the Fixed Income Markets, providing an overview of how Investors provide capital to Issuers through the Buy Side Investors and the Sell Side Investment Banks. We discuss the main Fixed Income Investors and how they are different have different objectives and risk tolerances. We introduce different Fixed Income Investments that match with thes ...
This course sets the foundations of the Fixed Income Markets, providing an overview of how Investors provide capital to Issuers through the Buy Side Investors and the Sell Side Investment Banks. We di ...
This course sets the foundations of the Fixed Income Markets, providing an overview of how Investors ...
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2

Intro to Bonds & Fixed Income Trading

We begin with an overview of how Bonds are Traded: Over the Counter and at an Investment Bank. We discuss the different desks are broker out by asset class and how bonds are quoted. We then proceed with an overview of Bonds, demystifying a Bloomberg DES screen and walking through the key features of a bonds. We discuss the concept of Coupons versus Yields. We conclude by analyz ...
We begin with an overview of how Bonds are Traded: Over the Counter and at an Investment Bank. We discuss the different desks are broker out by asset class and how bonds are quoted. We then proceed wi ...
We begin with an overview of how Bonds are Traded: Over the Counter and at an Investment Bank. We di ...
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3

Economics & Role of Central Bank

Changes in Supply and Demand drive changes in Prices and Yields. We begin by taking a look at a Treasuries are auction and how shifting demand moves prices. Afterwards, we expand to a macro view and look at the tools of the Fed the can shift the overall market. We begin by analyzing the indications and data that drive Fed actions. Starting in the front end, we analyze the Fed F ...
Changes in Supply and Demand drive changes in Prices and Yields. We begin by taking a look at a Treasuries are auction and how shifting demand moves prices. Afterwards, we expand to a macro view and l ...
Changes in Supply and Demand drive changes in Prices and Yields. We begin by taking a look at a Trea ...
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4

Money Markets

Money Markets form a basis for the bond markets and the derivatives markets. We begin with an overview of money market investments and investors. We use Money Markets to calculate the returns of actual fixed income investments in both Excel and Bloomberg. We conclude by discussion LIBOR, the Eurodollar market, and the transition to SOFR.
Money Markets form a basis for the bond markets and the derivatives markets. We begin with an overview of money market investments and investors. We use Money Markets to calculate the returns of actua ...
Money Markets form a basis for the bond markets and the derivatives markets. We begin with an overvi ...
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5

Government Bonds

Building on the concepts in the Money Markets course, we analyze Bond Math and Bond Returns using Government Bonds. We start off by building the cashflows of two Government Bonds and valuing those bonds by discounting the cashflows using strips. We then converted our discount value to a price by adjusting for accrued interest and demystifying treasury pricing convention. Afterw ...
Building on the concepts in the Money Markets course, we analyze Bond Math and Bond Returns using Government Bonds. We start off by building the cashflows of two Government Bonds and valuing those bon ...
Building on the concepts in the Money Markets course, we analyze Bond Math and Bond Returns using Go ...
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6

Corporate Bonds

In this course, we examine Corporate Bonds and how they are priced, valued and traded. We begin by discussing credit spreads and discussing the key credit spread (T, G, I and Z). We then discuss trading conventions and mechanics, from cashflow, price calculations, trade execution process and calculating DV01s. Next, we work through the New Issue Process, how a new bond is value ...
In this course, we examine Corporate Bonds and how they are priced, valued and traded. We begin by discussing credit spreads and discussing the key credit spread (T, G, I and Z). We then discuss tradi ...
In this course, we examine Corporate Bonds and how they are priced, valued and traded. We begin by d ...
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7

Mortgage Backed Securities

Agency Mortgage Backed Securities are the second largest asset class in Fixed Income. In this course, we provide an overview of how the Mortgage Market and how Mortgages are securitized. Prepayments in mortgages add complexity to how we value mortgages. We cover the CPR and PSA prepayment models and their impacts on Weighted Average Life, Yields and Duration. We discuss how cha ...
Agency Mortgage Backed Securities are the second largest asset class in Fixed Income. In this course, we provide an overview of how the Mortgage Market and how Mortgages are securitized. Prepayments i ...
Agency Mortgage Backed Securities are the second largest asset class in Fixed Income. In this course ...
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ElectiveCrash Course in Bonds and Debt

This course will teach you all about bonds. First, we'll take a look at the role of bonds in financing governments, corporations, households and financial institutions around the world. Next, we'll dive into bond math. You'll learn the various calculations and concepts required to accurately analyze the large variety of fixed income products. We'll start slow, but will quickly ...
This course will teach you all about bonds. First, we'll take a look at the role of bonds in financing governments, corporations, households and financial institutions around the world. Next, we'll di ...
This course will teach you all about bonds. First, we'll take a look at the role of bonds in financi ...
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ElectiveDebt Capital Markets Primer

Corporate finance bankers interact regularly with their product partners in debt capital markets, yet many have a limited understanding of the key drivers behind DCM business. This webinar begins by introducing you to the key DCM business lines, including Loan Syndication, Debt Origination, Liability Management and Risk Management. Next, it examines the ways DCM bankers interac ...
Corporate finance bankers interact regularly with their product partners in debt capital markets, yet many have a limited understanding of the key drivers behind DCM business. This webinar begins by i ...
Corporate finance bankers interact regularly with their product partners in debt capital markets, ye ...
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ElectiveDebt Capital Markets: How to Survive Day 1

Designed for incoming and prospective DCM/Capital Markets analysts and interns with no prior DCM experience, this course will provide an insider's prospective of what you''ll be doing on the job. We'll focus on industry knowledge not taught in school and demystify industry jargon. We start with the basics: what DCM actually does, what a DCM desk looks like and how to use the tu ...
Designed for incoming and prospective DCM/Capital Markets analysts and interns with no prior DCM experience, this course will provide an insider's prospective of what you''ll be doing on the job. We'l ...
Designed for incoming and prospective DCM/Capital Markets analysts and interns with no prior DCM exp ...
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Get the Fixed Income Markets Certification

Trainees are eligible to take the WSP Fixed Income Markets Certification Exam for 24 months from the date of enrollment. Those who complete the exam and score above 70% will receive a the certification. The exam is a challenging online assessment that covers the most difficult concepts taught in the program.

Course Samples

Bond Coupons
Economic Indicators
Introduction to Yield Curves
Overview of Money Market Bond Math: Discounts
Libor and the Eurodollar Market
Introducing US Treasuries
US Treasury Cashflows
High Yield Bonds
Overview of the Mortgage Backed Securities Market
Meet Your Instructor
Eric Cheung

Eric is the lead instructor for Wall Street Prep’s Capital Markets and Sales & Trading programs. Eric’s financial markets career began after he was a finalist for J.P. Morgan’s Fantasy Futures trading competition. Eric worked at J.P. Morgan for 10 years across DCM, Syndicate and Sales & Trading Roles, including in the Cross Asset Sales & Structuring group with trade execution experience across all asset classes. Eric is an expert in International Markets and Cross-Border transactions with global work experience in New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Round Out Your Markets Training Buy the FIMC© and EMC© together and save $199

Fixed Income Markets Certification (FIMC©)
10 Courses • 22h 32m
Reg Price $399
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Equities Markets Certification (EMC©)
6 Courses • 7h 48m
Reg Price $299
  • Buy both programs together for a complete Markets Training Program.
  • Gain a real-world understanding of Fixed Income and Equities Markets trading.
  • Learn what it takes to become a successful trader on the Buy Side and Sell Side.
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