INVESTMENT BANK
GLOBAL MARKETS
ACADEMY

Level 1 LIVE simulation with senior Amplify team
On-demand content | Accredited Level 4 Diploma

Sales Trading

Matching client trades and hedging

Market Making

Managing liquidity impact and inventory

Execution Trading

Developing multi-asset class solutions

ACADEMY OVERVIEW

UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE

DEEP DIVE INTO DESK STRUCTURE

Understand difference between working for an investment bank or asset manager.

HOW DOES THE BANK MAKE MONEY

There are multiple revenue opportunities from facilitating the flow of a trade.

MARKET STRUCTURES

A comparison of order versus quote driven markets.

RISK MANAGEMENT PART 1

Skewing prices to reflect an axe, finding cross trades, using brokers and using the exchange.

RISK MANAGEMENT PART 2

Pre-positioning, hedging and using inter-dealer brokers.

ROLE OBJECTIVES

Advanced sales trader and market maker role objectives.

HOW TO PLAY

MARKET MAKER

How to use the platform as a market maker in order and quote driven markets.

SALES TRADER

How to leverage your client relationships as a sales trader to achieve cross trades.

Additional Content

WHAT ARE EQUITY MARKETS?

What an equity is and why it exists. Also covered is what traders look at in these markets and the difference between macro and micro analysis.

MARKET STRUCTURE

A look at the structure of the trading day to understand regular patterns of increased volume and volatility.

EQUITY SECTORS EXPLAINED

A detailed explanation on equity sectors in the context of the broader business cycle and economic environment.

INTRODUCTION TO MACRO FUNDAMENTALS

How an economy works and what determines the price of an asset.

INTRODUCTION TO MONETARY POLICY

Understading how a central bank manages an economy through monetary policy, examining what inflation is and how unconventional policies like QE work.

READING MARKET SENTIMENT

Identifying market sentiment is critical to day trading and longer-term trading. This session explores the steps to better determine market conditions.

MACRO PREPARATION FOR NEWS DRIVEN EVENTS

Understand how good macro traders are forward thinking and how they build scenarios in advance of time to reactive effectively to news.

FISCAL & MONETARY POLICY EXPLAINED

An infographic explaining how an economy is driven by these two defining factors: fiscal and monetary policy.

ECONOMICS TERMINOLOGY EXPLAINED

A useful primer for some of the regular terminology used in markets and useful links to develop your learning further.

TRADING GLOSSARY (JARGON BUSTER)

A crib sheet of the most commonly used words and phrases when referring to the global financial markets.

BEHAVIOURAL FINANCE

Why economic theory alone does not always apply in the pricing of assets. Gain a deeper insight into how market behaviour works.

INTRODUCTION TO TRADING PSYCHOLOGY

The importance of psychology in trading with an introduction to 'prospect theory'.

PSYCHOLOGY OF GAINS AND LOSSES

How the brain reacts differently to gains and losses and practical steps to manage emotional variance.

MEET YOUR

INSTRUCTOR

Will De Lucy

MEET YOUR

INSTRUCTOR

William De Lucy

Started his career at US firm GHCO, trading fixed income spreads, currencies, commodity and stock index futures. He co-founded Amplify in 2009 and is the acting CEO.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED

QUESTIONS

What can you expect from the Global Markets Academy?

The investment bank global markets academy gives you the practical experience and role specific knowledge you need to secure the most coveted markets roles.

The Academy starts with a deep dive into the structure of the investment bank trading desk, market structures and role objectives before you take the advanced Investment Bank Sales and Trading simulation.

In the simulation you receive roles specific training as a market maker and sales trader.

As a market maker you learn how to skew your price to reflect the banks risk, and therefore encourage client flow. You also learn how to pre-position on expected client flow.

As a sales trader you learn how to leverage your client relationships to achieve cross trades which both maximise commission and limit risk simultaneously.

The CV impact this experience can have is hard to overstate if you are looking for a role on the markets side of an investment bank.

After the simulation you will then access our deep catalogue of key theory related to the role.

Is there a cost to this academy?

Yes, each academy has a cost which can be seen on checkout. This can be fully refunded for all those that join the summer programme.

How do I get fast-tracked?

High potential candidates identified in both buy-side and sell side roles are contacted by the AmplifyME team to request permission to recommend directly to an institution. In 2021 we recommended over 100 students to be fast-tracked for internship opportunities.

How do I take part?

You can start immediately with all the on-demand content. Once in the academy you can then book the simulation date that works for you best.

How long will it take?

The academy is split into three experiences. Pre simulation learning (1 hour), Simulation (2 hours), On-demand continued learning 8 hours of content.