Financial Markets and Latest Changes in Regulation


  • Financial markets are constantly changing. They tend to lower transaction costs, increase the speed of transactions and find new instruments that will meet the needs of the most demanding market participants. In recent years, the financial markets have changed significantly due to the global financial crisis. Regulatory authorities and financial institutions themselves require more transparent, fair, and prudent actions from all market participants. New regulatory requirements attempt to restore confidence in the stability of financial institutions and markets.

Course objectives

The objective of the workshop is to present the current functioning of the financial markets and the latest changes in market regulation in a structured and comprehensive way. We will start with a general overview of recent developments in the financial markets, including crucial regulatory developments. The new rules governing the functioning of the financial markets and financial institutions will be presented. These include MiFID II, EMIR, Basel III and CRD IV. At the end of the workshop, we will discuss market risks and the associated hedging techniques.

Who should attend

  • traders
  • risk managers
  • treasury, finance, and capital markets professionals
  • regulatory reporting staff
  • sales professionals covering corporate and institutional investor clients with markets and risk management strategies and products
  • anyone interested in financial markets and financial market regulation

Teaching methodology

    The workshop comprises theory regarding the financial markets and instruments, summaries of new directives and regulations, discussions, short practical examples, and exercises.

    It is appropriate for those who are active in the financial markets on a daily basis and would like to supplement their knowledge with changes in market regulation, new ideas, and additional practical cases.

  • Course description and agenda

    Date: 21 January 2020

    Venue: Ljubljana, Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons

    The workshop is held in the Slovene language.


    Course brosure
  • Course contents

    • Review of recent developmentsĀ onĀ global financial markets
    • New rules governing the functioning of financial markets and market participants
    • MiFID II
      • changes in investment services and activities
      • new types of trading venues
      • pre- and post-trade transparency requirements
    • Basel III and CRD IV
      • capital and capital buffers
      • liquidity and liquidity coverage requirement
      • financial leverage
    • EMIR
    • Market risk and trading book
    • Techniques and instruments for hedging market risk