A globally recognized certification program to prepare trainees with the skills they need to succeed as a Fixed Income Trader on either the Buy Side or Sell Side
Earn a verified certification
Shareable on LinkedIn and in resumes
Finish in 1 month
Recommended pace 6 hours/week
The same rigorous training program used by salespeople and traders at top global investment banks
Major Skills Covered
- Bond Math
- Yield Curves
- Money Markets
- Government Bonds
- Corporate Bonds
About this Certification Program
While other Fixed Income courses add formulas and complexity to hide the lack of real-world experience, Wall Street Prep’s Fixed Income Markets Certification was created by former sales and trading professionals focused on what interns, new hires and early career analysts need to know on the job.
Designed following extensive discussion with hiring managers at major investment banks, we built our Fixed Income program around practical requirements like Bloomberg, with Excel exercises to demystify how Bloomberg calculates Yield and Duration on a bond.
- 9+ Hours of Video Instruction. Acquire expertise taught from an insider’s perspective. Master how to use the Bloomberg terminal to analyze bonds, yields and cashflows.
- A Comprehensive Program.Designed with input from the largest global investment banks on what Fixed Income salespeople and traders need to know.
- Meaningful, Shareable Certification. Graduates will receive a blockchain-verified, shareable certification that can easily be added to LinkedIn and resumes.
Top Jobs the FIMC Will Prepare You For
Position 1st Year Salary + Bonus * Credit Trader $135-160,000 Rates Trader $135-160,000 Fixed Income Salesperson $135-160,000 Fixed Income Structurer $135-160,000 Fixed Income Quant $175-200,000 Fixed Income Portfolio Manager $105-130,000 Debt Capital Markets Analyst $135-160,000 Corporate Treasury $100-125,000* glassdoor.com estimates.
The average starting salary + bonus for Fixed Income Markets Sales & Trading Analysts. See our Sales & Training Salary Guide for more details of the career and pay progression. Data on average starting salaries is based on glassdoor.com U.S. estimates.
What You’ll Learn
- Master the Bloomberg Bond DES screen
- Learn how bond traders and investors measure returns
- Decode the pricing and trading conventions of bonds
- Learn how to chart, graph and analyze bonds and yield curves on Bloomberg
- Use the Bloomberg Bond Calculators for Discounts and Yields
- Discover the Central Bank tools that move markets
- Calculate cashflows, yields and duration of actual bonds
- Demystify the difference between G, T I and Z spreads
- Understand the pricing and valuation process of new issue corporate bond
The FIMC© is the same program used to train new hires at Wall Street’s largest investment banks.
WSP trains investment professionals and traders at the world’s largest sell-side investment banks and buy-side asset managers.
Our employees are telling us this is the best virtual learning experience they have ever had.
— Associate Director, Learning & Development
Global Investment Bank”
Includes 7 core courses + 3 electives
Intro to Financial Markets
ElectiveCrash Course in Bonds and Debt
ElectiveDebt Capital Markets Primer
ElectiveDebt Capital Markets: How to Survive Day 1
Designed for incoming and prospective DCM/Capital Markets analysts and interns with no prior DCM experience, this course will provide an insider’s prospective of what you”ll be doing on the job. We’ll focus on industry knowledge not taught in school and demystify industry jargon. We start with the basics: what DCM actually does, what a DCM desk looks like and how to use the tu
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