The Financial Industry

  • Level: Beginner
  • Duration: 8.4 hours  
  • Access: Lifetime
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This course outlines the role of the major participants in financial markets – bank, asset managers, wealth managers, pension/retirement funds, insurance companies, and shadow banking entities.

  • This course is only suitable for desktop use.

Course Features

#1 Shareable Certificate

Earn a certificate upon completion.

#2 100% Online Learning

Start straight away and learn at your own pace.

#3 Beginner Level

This course is suitable for anyone looking to learn about the financial industry.

#4 Course Duration

Tutorial time of 8.4 hours.

#5 Accepted for CPE

Many of the tutorials in this course are accepted for CPE by some of the world's largest financial associations.

What You Will Learn

1. Banking - Primer

  • Topic 1: Introduction

2. Business of Investment Banking

  • Topic 1: Industry Structure & Development
  • Topic 2: Conflicts of Interest
  • Topic 3: Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Topic 4: Underwriting
  • Topic 5: Other Business Lines

3. Business of Corporate Banking

  • Topic 1: Corporate Banking Industry
  • Topic 2: Corporate Banking vs. Investment Banking
  • Topic 3: Customer Segmentation
  • Topic 4: Business Structure
  • Topic 5: Target Market Identification
  • Topic 6: Revenue & Costs
  • Topic 7: Risks & Profitability
  • Topic 8: Strategy Execution

4. Business of Consumer (Retail) Banking

  • Topic 1: Overview of Retail Banking
  • Topic 2: Digital Banking
  • Topic 3: Asset & Liability-Side Products
  • Topic 4: Payments Services
  • Topic 5: Other Products
  • Topic 6: Profitability of Retail Banks
  • Topic 7: Ownership
  • Topic 8: Regulation

5. Shadow Banking

  • Topic 1: Overview of Shadow Banking
  • Topic 2: Regulatory Approach to Shadow Banking
  • Topic 3: Policy Implementation & The Future of Shadow Banking

6. Business of Asset Management

  • Topic 1: Overview of Asset Management
  • Topic 2: Asset Management Sectors
  • Topic 3: Asset Allocation
  • Topic 4: Passive & Active Management 
  •  Topic 5: Investment Funds
  • Topic 6: Asset Management Industry 

7. Business of Wealth Management

  • Topic 1: Private Banking & Wealth Management
  • Topic 2: Wealth Management
  • Topic 3: Industry Development
  • Topic 4: Wealth Management Firms
  • Topic 5: Private Client Service Propositions
  • Topic 6: Sources of Revenue
  • Topic 7: Industry Challenges

8. Business of Pensions & Retirement

  • Topic 1: Overview of Retirement Funds
  • Topic 2: Retirement Fund Features
  • Topic 3: Private Retirement Fund Industry
  • Topic 4: Industry Challenges
  • Topic 5: Industry Responses
  • Topic 6: Opportunities & Strategies

9. Business of Insurance

  • Topic 1: Principles of Insurance
  • Topic 2: Organization & Distribution
  • Topic 3: Underwriting & Pricing
  • Topic 4: Claims & Reinsurance
  • Topic 5: Regulation & Conduct of Business
  • Topic 6: Life Insurance
  • Topic 7: Nonlife Insurance
  • Topic 8: Risk Management & Performance
Gain a professional certification in the financial industry

Gain Industry Knowledge and a Certification

 Access your learning wherever you are. 
 Test your knowledge throughout each tutorial with
regular review questions
  End each tutorial with a short, graded test designed to enhance knowledge retention.
  Gain a shareable professional certification.

Meet Your CPE Requirements

Many examination bodies now mandate annual training, with some requiring alumni to complete up to 35 hours a year.

To support learners, Intuition Now works with key accrediting bodies including the Chartered Insurance Institute, the Financial Planning Association of Australia and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy to ensure our learning materials can be used to meet your CPE requirements.
Chartered Insurance InstituteFinancial Planning Association of AustraliaNASBA