Connect with IMF Institute
Macroeconomic Statistics

Virtual : Securities Statistics (SS)

Apply online by January 25, 2021 Deadline extended

Session No.: ST 21.05V

Location: Singapore, Singapore

Date: March 15-18, 2021 (1 week) New dates

Primary Language: English

Apply Now

    Target Audience

    Officials in central banks and other agencies charged with collecting and compiling securities statistics.
    Back to top

    Qualifications

    Participants should have a degree in economics and statistics or equivalent experience. Knowledge of basic financial mathematics is advantageous.
    Back to top

    Course Description

    This course, presented by the IMF 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.
    Back to top

    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.
    Back to top

    Apply Now - Application deadline approaching:

    IMF offers online training to government officials and public. Click Learn more to find our current offerings.

    Virtual - Monetary Policy (MP)

    English (French), February 8-19, 2021, Ebene, Mauritius

    Apply online by January 15, 2021

    Virtual - Inclusive Growth (IG)

    English (French), February 8-12, 2021, Ebene, Mauritius

    Apply online by January 17, 2021

    Medium-Term Debt Management Strategy (MTDSX)

    English, January 20, 2021 - February 24, 2021, Course conducted online

    Apply online by January 19, 2021

    Virtual : Financial Soundness Indicators (FSI)

    English (French), February 22-25, 2021, Ebene, Mauritius

    Apply online by January 20, 2021