Upcoming Course Dates

4 Hours Introductory Skills
Wed 24 Jun 2020
Zoom Virtual Classroom
£300.00 + VAT


Prerequisite Courses

If you are unsure whether this course is right for you, please contact Miranda Lane (info@financetalking.com)

Equivalent Online Course
An online equivalent of this course is available with immediate access.

Related Courses
The following courses are closely related to this course.

Capital Markets Essentials – Virtual

4 Hours Introductory Skills

If you are just getting started in financial PR or IR or if you need to understand capital markets and audiences in order to be effective in a corporate communications role, then this course is a must. We will help you see how the capital markets big picture fits together. You’ll understand how and why companies issue shares and bonds, how they are traded and how listed companies are expected to communicate.


  • See the big picture – the context for your role
  • Get to grips with financial markets jargon
  • Appreciate how the key capital markets players think and how they operate
  • Understand the regulatory framework and the financial calendar

What's Included

  • Access to a virtual classroom with a series of online courses to help you consolidate your learning
  • Colour-coded course materials
  • A copy of The FinanceTalking Financial Glossary (pdf)
  • Email or phone your tutor if you have questions

After the course, you will have access for 4 months to the following eLearning courses which will help you consolidate your knowledge:

What you will learn

Companies & Funding

  • Characteristics of equity and debt
  • Capital raising from start-up through private equity to IPOs
  • Investors and how they think

Capital Markets

  • Capital markets overview
  • Understanding investor types
  • The role of investment banks
  • Overview of regulatory regime
  • Dealing with price-sensitive info

Key Financial Audiences

  • Portfolio managers, how they think
  • Activism – what makes companies a target?
  • Sell-side analysts, rating agencies, credit and other analysts
  • The importance of managing expectations

Financial PR & IR

  • The role of financial PR and IR

How you will learn

We use Zoom to deliver our virtual events

  • Very simple to use
  • Access the event on your laptop or tablet (or even your phone)
  • Discussions and case studies via breakout groups
  • Quizzes and polls