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This course is designed to provide delegates with a thorough introduction to securitisation. The syllabus will cover the different structures with a primary focus on European transactions.

The main principles of the course will be illustrated using several different real-life case studies.

Learning Outcomes

By completing the course you will be able to:

  • Understand what is meant by securitisation
  • Explain the main roles performed in the securitisation process
  • Describe the different of structures used in the market
  • Outline the main principles of collateralised loan obligations

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone with an understanding of the fundamental concepts of finance and fixed income that needs a holistic overview of the securitised market. Previous participants have come from varied backgrounds such as central bankers, traders, middle office analysts and lawyers.

Certification and Programme Recognition

This course is certified by ICMA and the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading.

ICMA recommends that 20 learning hours can be associated with this course, based on attended/undertaken hours of study required to successfully complete the learning outcomes.

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to those who meet the minimum attendance requirements for this course.

ICMA is a member of the CPD® Certification Service, an FCA-approved qualifications provider and approved by the Securities & Futures Commission of Hong Kong as provider of Continuous Professional Training (CPT).

Please note that your course certificate of attendance or completion should be sufficient to satisfy any professional development requirements – if you require further evidence, please contact us at

Course Trainers

Neil Schofield

The syllabus is divided into several topic areas:

  • Whole business securitisation
  • Characteristics of securitisation that include:
    Typical structures
    Analysing the underlying assets
    The nature of the cash flows
    Forms of credit enhancement
    Other protection mechanisms such as interest rate swaps
  • Collateralised Loan Obligations
    Concept of credit correlation
  • Capital relief trades
    Understanding the concept of risk-weighted capital
    Calculating issuer and investor capital requirements
    Significant risk transfer
    Credit default swaps
    Capital Relief Trades (‘synthetic securitisations’)


Although there is no formal exam-style assessment, the course will make extensive use of a web-based system used as a way of ensuring that participants are fully engaged in the learning process.  This will allow participants to informally and anonymously self-assess their learning across a series of dimensions:
  • Recall of facts
  • Understanding of concepts
  • Applications of principles
  • Critical thinking
  • Reason-based thinking.
If you are taking the livestreamed course, you have six months to study the material.

If you’re taking the classroom-based course, the training is delivered on two consecutive days between Monday and Friday.

Livestreamed Course

ICMA courses are delivered via video conferencing accessed on our digital learning platform, using the most effective pedagogical approaches and incorporating interactive functions like virtual breakout rooms.

The Introduction to Securitisation live sessions are delivered in four 3.5 hour sessions over the course of two weeks. You will be given access to the course materials before the live sessions, and will have access to those for a total of three months from the first live session. During these three months you will have the option to keep working through the course materials at your own pace.

Livestreamed course fees

Members: EUR 2,100 + VAT (if applicable)
Non-members: EUR 2,400 + VAT (if applicable)

For security reasons, delegates who have not registered in advance will not be admitted to the live sessions.

Please note:
  • All payments must be made in Euro.


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