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CPD Courses on Risk and Investment

Queen’s University Management School is pleased to launch a new series of half day courses designed specifically for professionals with an interest in investment analysis and risk analytics.  Given the structure and content of these courses, they can count towards Continual Professional Development (CPD) activity, as required under FCA guidelines.  Each course can contribute towards four hours CPD, and upon completion of each course attendees receive a CPD certificate for their own records. The purpose of these courses is to develop a deeper understanding of financial markets, asset classes, and the inherent risk within financial markets. Emphasis throughout is placed on what this means in practice for the investor.  These courses will be based in the First Derivatives Trading Room and make use of live market feeds via Bloomberg.

Further information and online registration is available here

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