INVESTMENT BANK

TRADING ACADEMY

ACADEMY

On-demand Course

£199

On-demand course with live simulation
Accredited Level 4 Diploma

  • Sales Trading
  • Market Making
  • Execution Trading
  • Maximising Commission From Client Trades
  • Making Prices to Manage Risk
  • Managing Liquidity Impact and Hedging
ON-DEMAND AND LIVE TRAINING
8 HOURS ON-DEMAND CONTENT
LIVE SIMULATION EVENT
ADVANCED SIMULATATION
LEVEL 4 DIPLOMA
ADVANCED PERFORMANCE FEEDBACK
LIFETIME ACCESS

WHO IS
THIS ACADEMY FOR?

ANY EDUCATIONAL
BACKGROUND

We start from the ground up, making
sure all students develop core
capability in investment banking.

NO PRIOR
EXPERIENCE

The live simulation event will develop
your practical experience
in investment bank trading.

ANY LOCATION
OR SCHEDULE

The on-demand content can be started
straight away, then book the
simulation event that best suits you.

INVESTMENT BANK TRADING
OVERVIEW

INVESTMENT BANK TRADING
OVERVIEW

Get the same practical training as the new hires at the world’s largest investment banks. Will de Lucy, Amplify’s co-founder and CEO, shares a wealth of knowledge and experience from a career spanning more than 20 years to help you secure your career in investment bank trading.

You start with our Level 4 Accredited on-demand programme and then join the Amplify team for the live simulation, to put that theory into practice.

ON-DEMAND CONTENT & QUIZZES
LIVE SIMULATION EVENT

MODULE MODULE FORMAT DURATION (MINS) ACTIVITY
deep dive into desk strucutre
deep dive into desk structure FORMATon-demand DURATION (MINS) 30 ACTIVITY quiz assessment

Format: On-Demand - Duration (mins): 30 - Activity: Quiz Assessment

We cover how each desk on an investment bank trading floor is structured, outlining key roles and obligations for optimal desk output. We also cover how each role contributes to the overall revenue of the investment bank.
market structures
market structures FORMATon-demand DURATION (MINS) 20 ACTIVITY quiz assessment

Format: On-Demand - Duration (mins): 20 - Activity: Quiz Assessment

Prepare for the quote driven markets and liquidity constraints in the advanced simulation and use inter-dealer brokers to better manage risk.
risk management
risk management FORMATon-demand DURATION (MINS) 30 ACTIVITY quiz assessment

Format: On-Demand - Duration (mins): 30 - Activity: Quiz Assessment

Understand how banks use correlated products with greater liquidity to hedge open positions of risk, taking into account Beta volatility variation to do so.
understanding equity markets
understanding equity markets FORMATon-demand DURATION (MINS) 50 ACTIVITY quiz assessment

Format: On-Demand - Duration (mins): 50 - Activity: Quiz Assessment

What are equities? We cover the fundamentals of what traders look at in financial markets, and the difference between macro and micro analysis.
understanding global macro
understanding global macro FORMATon-demand DURATION (MINS) 120 ACTIVITY retrader app

Format: On-Demand - Duration (mins): 120 - Activity: Retrader App

Learn how the best macro traders are forward-thinking and build scenarios ahead of time to react effectively to news.
the psychology of trading
the psychology of trading FORMATon-demand DURATION (MINS) 35 ACTIVITY behavioural questionnaire

Format: On-Demand - Duration (mins): 35 - Activity: Behavioural Questionnaire

Understand how human behaviour impacts decisions around risk, and how you can better manage your own profile when operating in a markets role.
simulation preparation
simulation preparation FORMATon-demand DURATION (MINS) 25 ACTIVITY n/a

Format: On-Demand - Duration (mins): 25 - Activity: n/a

Step-by-step training to prepare you for your role as a Sales Trader and Market Maker in the advanced simulation event.
live simulation event
live simulation event FORMATlive & online DURATION (MINS) 210 ACTIVITY live simulation event

Format: Live & Online - Duration (mins): 210 - Activity: Live Simulation Event

Join our senior team live and online to take our advanced sales and trading simulation training and assessment.
performance review
performance review FORMATlive & online DURATION (MINS) 30 ACTIVITY your metrics reviewed

Format: Live & Online - Duration (mins): 30 - Activity: Your Metrics Reviewed

Receive a detailed review on your own performance to learn how to leverage your scores in your applications and interviews.
industry insights
industry insights FORMATon-demand DURATION (MINS) 300 ACTIVITY n/a

Format: On-Demand - Duration (mins): 300 - Activity: n/a

Join successful investment bank traders across the industry and hear their top tips on how to secure a role, and then maximise your performance within it.

PREVIEW CONTENT

WHAT IS THE LIVE
SIMULATION EVENT?

Simulation Event

WHAT IS THE LIVE
SIMULATION EVENT?

The 4 hour live simulation develops the role-specific skills of sales trading and market making in an advanced session delivered by Amplify's senior team.

It's an excellent next step for anyone who has taken the finance accelerator and would like to pursue a career on the investment bank side of markets. The simulation event is available every month and you can book the date and time that suits you best.

PERFORMANCE
FEEDBACK

PERFORMANCE
FEEDBACK

You will receive detailed performance metrics specific to the objectives of market-making and sales trading roles. This detailed quantifiable feedback will be a great asset to any CV , application or an upcoming interview for a sales and trading role.

ACCREDITED
QUALIFICATION

The Investment Bank Trading Academy will give you a Level 4 Accredited Diploma from the London Institute of Banking and Finance.

Accredited Qualification

Certificate Example

Certificate

LEADING FINANCIAL FIRMS
USE AMPLIFY SIMULATIONS

In 2022 our simulations were integrated into the internship and graduate training programmes across the financial industry. AmplifyME candidates that excel in the simulation are fast-tracked directly to our corporate partners.

LEADING FINANCIAL FIRMS LEADING FINANCIAL FIRMS

I would definitely recommend everyone to do this programme - even, or maybe especially, if you think you know which part of the market you'd like to operate in

Aurora Urovi

Deutsche Bank Summer Analyst

University of Sheffield

I wasn't so sure about having a career in markets prior to this experience, but now I'm 100% sure this is the right route for me.

Spinetta Vincent

Investment Management Intern

University of Monaco

The Amplify team have invaluable experience in the financial sector and the simulations provide insights into which division or role you like the most.

Harry Spencer

Markets Industrial Placement at J.P. Morgan

University of Bath

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FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE INVESTMENT BANK TRADING ACADEMY?

The Investment Bank Trading 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, role objectives and market structures before you take the advanced Investment Bank Sales and Trading simulation.

In the simulation you receive role 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.

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 costs £199 which includes over 10+ hours of on-demand content, the live simulation experience delivered by a senior member of the Amplify team, a detailed personal performance report and a Level 4 Diploma certificate. The fee 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 two components: the pre-live on-demand learning (10 hours), and the live simulation (4 hours) which you’ll need to book at a time and date that suits you.