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Basic Foreign Exchange

This one day course offers the participants an intensive and detailed overview of the Foreign Exchange market and products.

The market participants, governing institutions and naturally the products will be the focus of this course.

A typical “hands on” approach characterizes this course with cases and calculations.

Learning objectives

  • Understand and learn how to use foreign exchange products.
  • Be able to price the different products.
  • Understand the interactivity of FX products with other markets


  • The Foreign Exchange Market
  • The importance of communication between front, middle and back office
  • Market conventions
  • Foreign Exchange Instruments

– Spot
– Spot crosses
– FX Forward
– FX Swaps

  • Pricing and applications
  • Risk(s) and the Foreign Exchange

Intended audience

The course is directed at those who require up-to-date FX market knowledge such as:

  • Junior Traders
  • Account managers
  • Relationship Bankers
  • Middle and Back office junior staff
  • Consultants
  • Junior corporate treasurers


Moreno GIRALDI has over 30 years of experience as a trader, salesman and trainer in Foreign Exchange and Money Markets. His experience started in Italy, where he worked as an FX Trader at San Paolo Bank. In 1989, he joined ABN AMRO Bank in the Netherlands. His work there covered trading Money Market instruments and using a variety of off-balance sheet instruments. At a later stage, he created and coordinated a sales team covering FX, Money Market and Fixed Income products dedicated to servicing Central Banks worldwide.  After leaving ABN AMRO Bank in 2007, he dedicated himself to international training projects. Since 2009, he is the founder of M.G. Financial Training and Consultancy, offering in-house and open enrolment trainings on financial market products. In addition to training in the Netherlands, he has also been active in Luxembourg (in cooperation with Thomson Reuters) and in Romania (in cooperation with ACI Romania) for several years. Since 2018 he is also trainer at the Investment Academy specifically for the ACI suit of certification. Among other trainings, he offers the ACI Dealing and the Operations Certificate exam-training. A dedicated and enthusiastic lecturer, his trainings are practical and interactive, and include computer simulations of real-life work situations, thus enabling his students to have immediate practical application of their newly gained knowledge.


April 23, 2021 (from 10:00 – 16.00)

This is an online course. We will be using the ZOOM platform. For details, please click here

At the end of the course, participants will be given a certificate, issued by RBI (under the aegis of the founding members: NBR and RBA), with 4 CPD credits.                                                                   

Please note delegates will need the following to attend the course:

– Financial calculator. We recommend HP17BII or HP19BII

– Laptop with functioning webcam and audio capability. The webcam will be on during the course, audio when required.

For further information and enrollment, please contact:

Mihaela RADU, Training Specialist,; Tel: 0748 886 807