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India is the ninth largest country in the world in terms of market capitalisation of $1.66 trillion (Rs.100 lakh crore) and its market capitalization-to-gross domestic product (GDP) ratio has climbed to 75.34%, the highest among all major markets barring Hong Kong. Indian citizens can now trade on Global markets from USA, UK on NSE platform in Indian rupees without the associated currency risks. Derivatives contracts on global indices are enabling Indian investors to participate in international financial markets and bringing diversification in their investment portfolios.

An international financial centre is almost ready to take off in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat as GIFT City (Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Company Ltd) on the lines of globally benchmarked financial centres such as New York, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. GIFT will target 6-8% share of the financial services potential in India and is expected to create about 100 - 110 lakh direct and indirect jobs in financial markets.

All these developments require competent and qualified experts. NSE Academy Limited,a subsidiary of NSE has launched, Post Graduate Executive Certificate Programme in Global Financial Markets (PGECP-GFM) to cater to the high end skills required for global financial markets.

The PGECP-GFM is a highly specialized programme of 11 months being offered in India. The course will teach globally benchmarked curriculum and offer 15 International regulatory certifications from USA, Singapore and India. The participants will develop skills to handle international clients and will be exposed to best market practices, during the one week Singapore Immersion programme.

Students will study Global Financial Markets System, Corporate Finance, Capital Market Operations, Quantitative Techniques in Financial Markets, Accounting and International Financial Reporting Standards, Economics and Banking for Financial Markets, Computer Applications in Financial Markets, Mutual Funds & Fixed Income Securities, Commodity Markets and Business and Digital Communication during first trimester.

During 2nd trimester they will studyEquity Derivatives Markets and Strategies, Foreign Exchange and Currency Markets, Financial Planning and Wealth Management, Real Estate Investments, Financial Valuations and Equity Research, Investment Banking, Regulatory Framework for Indian Financial Markets, Behavioural Finance and Technical Analysis, Insurance Planning and Human Relations Skills.

The 3rd trimester is devoted for the study of USA and Singapore markets viz.USA Uniform Securities State Laws, USA Investment Advisory Services, Singapore Securities Products and Analysis, Singapore Securities & Future Product knowledge, Marketing of Financial Services, Trust, Ethics and Relationships, Hedge Funds, Taxation and Anti Money Laundering, Workshop / Emerging Issues / Project Work and Personal Grooming and Branding.

Singapore is known as one of the best managed country having international financial centre. It is number 1 in the world for ease of doing business. During one week of immersion programme at Singapore, students will visit various financial institutions to get exposure of the best practices in managing financial markets, apart from cultural exposure. They will also appear for 2 of the regulatory examination of CMFAS.

The programme offers multiple career options in financial markets in USA, Singapore and India in banking and financial institutions, asset management companies, consulting firms, private equity, venture capitalist, regulators, credit rating agencies, hedge funds, technology, insurance, NBFCs etc.

There are a large numbers of captive units of MNCs, KPOs, BPMs, custodians, pension funds etc. in the financial market domain, catering to USA, UK and Singapore clients (which will come up in GIFT and are currently operating in India). These companies are registered with FINRA/MAS (the US and Singapore’s regulatory authorities) and require financial market professionals for serving their US and international clients. FINRA and MAS certified professionals are in high demand and get lucrative packages and attractive work profiles, because these are skills very few professionals have acquired.

Interested Candidate can send email to gfm@nse.co.in to get further details.


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