Fixed Income and Debt

Fixed Income Analysis - Part 8 (2023)


This eCourse consists of two modules. Module 1 looks at the key types of duration figure, including Macaulay duration, modified duration, money duration, and spread duration. It also examines the use of duration in hedging and immunizing fixed income portfolios as well as looking at rate sensitivity measures for other types of fixed rate instrument such as floating rate notes, swaps, inflation-linked bonds.

Module 2 shows how convexity is calculated for a single security or a fixed income portfolio. The different types of portfolio, such as positive and negative duration, approximate portfolio, and effective duration are also discussed in detail.


On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Recall how bond prices are sensitive to movements in yield
- Calculate the Macaulay duration and modified duration on a bond
- Recognise how duration can be used to hedge and immunize a single bond or bond portfolio
- Identify rate sensitivity measures for other types of fixed income instrument such as floating rate notes, swaps, and inflation-linked securities
- Recognise the importance of convexity in approximating the change in bond price that isn’t explained by duration
- Identify the different types of convexity
- Recall the connection between convexity and volatility


Module 1: Duration Analysis
Topic 1: Bond Price Sensitivity
Topic 2: Overview of Duration
Topic 3: Modified Duration
Topic 4: Factors Affecting Duration
Topic 5: Uses of Duration
Topic 6: Duration of Other Products

Module 2: Convexity Analysis
Topic 1: Overview of Convexity
Topic 2: Types of Convexity
Topic 3: Convexity & Volatility


Relevant Subject
Type 1 - Dealing in securities
Type 4 - Advising on securities
Type 9 - Asset management
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Staff of Corporate Member: HK$480
Non-Member: HK$720
All Member: HK$480