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Securities Statistics (SS)

Macroeconomic Statistics

This course, presented by the Statistics Department, familiarizes participants with the methodology recommended by the Handbook on Securities Statistics, a joint undertaking of the IMF, the Bank for International Settlements, and the European Central Bank, published in May 2015. The course covers definition and features of securities, securitization, and related operation; valuation and recording of securities; classification schemes and presentation tables for securities; and security-by-security databases. A practical exercise on valuation and recording of different types of debt securities complements the lectures.

Read More Topic : Macroeconomic Statistics

    Target Audience

    Officials in central banks and other agencies responsible for collecting and compiling securities statistics.

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    Qualifications

    Participants are expected to have a degree in economics and statistics or equivalent experience. Knowledge of basic financial mathematics is an advantage.

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    Course Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

    • Identify the concepts underlying securities statistics in terms of sectorization, valuation, and accounting rules.
    • Describe the framework and technical challenges involved in constructing security-by-security databases.
    • Calculate nominal and market values for different types of debt securities based on their characteristics and market fluctuations. 
    • Interpret the presentation tables for securities statistics recommended by the G-20 Data Gaps Initiative.
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    Upcoming Offering

    Start date End date Location Session No. Primary & (Interpretation) language Apply
    March 15, 2021 March 18, 2021 Singapore, Singapore ST 21.05V English Apply online by January 25, 2021
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