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Financial Markets 101: A Beginner's Guide to Investing

Financial Markets 101: A Beginner's Guide to Investing

Our club’s first priority since the very beginning has always been to enlighten our own members and the community itself, training them with both hard and soft skills. Hence, we hopefully foresee the enhancement of the professional and social world, with special regards to the fields associated with the financial markets.

Along with the turbulent pandemic that has surrounded us lately, there have not been simple times for the financial markets as well, with several disruptive quarrels arising. Thus, it became vital to speak about the matters at hand. Having this in mind, this event plans on instructing all of its participants on the essential knowledge of the financial markets and, therefore, providing the crucial flairs needed to invest in the near future, making them also aware of both the spurs and the threats that might surge within time.

On the behalf of FEP Finance Club and also on a personal note, I hope this event exceeds your expectations as well as ours, fostering and deepening our understanding of the financial world.

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André Falcão, Director of Financial Markets

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Edition

For the first time since our creation, we have sought to bring to students what our members learn in the Financial Markets department.

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Particpants

Students from Bachelor’s and Master’s programs, from both FEP and other institutions.

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Sessions

As a whole, the 6 sessons allowed participants to get a better understanding of financial markets and investment basics.

1
Edition

For the first time since our creation, we have sought to bring to students what our members learn in the Financial Markets department.

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Particpants

Students from Bachelor’s and Master’s programs, from both FEP and other institutions.

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Sessions

As a whole, the 6 sessons allowed participants to get a better understanding of financial markets and investment basics.

Sessions

Sessions

Hosted by André Falcão (FEP Finance Club – former Director of Financial Markets; BSc in Economics at FEP)

Introduction to the concepts of Financial Markets and Stock Exchanges, as well as the role of Central Banks, focusing on interest and exchanges rates.

Hosted by Franklin Silva (Company: Investing in the Web – co-founder; FEP Finance Club Alumni)

Key statistics, news, legislation, the economic calendar, qualitative and quantitative analysis were crucial points transmitted and explained. It intended to provide necessary information for the participants to know what it is and how to practice fundamental analysis.

Hosted by Francisco Moreira (Company: BNP Paribas CIB Portugal – Senior Banker; with 30+ years of experience)

The market is defined by large and complex financial transactions, where the role of an investment bank is evident. The session helped to understand what they are and their functions. The selected topics included Asset and Wealth Management, Financial Advisory, IPO’s, M&A and Financial Operations.

Hosted by Francisco Monteiro (Company: Banco BIG – Multi-Asset Account Manager; former Senior Market Analyst at TeleTrade)

In this session, the emphasis was placed on the technical part of asset pricing analysis. First, the necessary vocabulary was explained and, later, the different types of graphs and orders, the trend, support and resistance, leverage and technical indicators for greater ease of understanding.

Hosted by João Fontes (Company: Casa de Investimentos – Asset Management; former Corporate Finance (M&A and Capital Markets) Associate at BPI)

In this session, the concepts necessary to create a market portfolio and its characteristics were explained. Therefore, topics such as asset types and investment value were central. It also went over the screening of opportunities, fundamental analysis in portfolio management and decision making. Some case studies were interactively explored.

Hosted by three experienced finance professionals in a panel-style conversation: Fausto Amaral (Citywire, London – Country Head), Filipe Garcia, CESGA (IMF, Porto – President), Pedro Baldaia, CFA (LBV Asset Management, London – Partner)

This last session, with all the concepts already addressed in mind, allowed a greater discussion among the participants in the call, opening space to discuss the academic paths and careers in asset management and related fields, either in Portugal or abroad. Experienced professionals in the area provided an insightful, interesting perspective on the state of the field in Portugal.

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