Improve Your Institution's Portfolio Performance - and Boost Your Portfolio Management Skills - by Mastering the Essentials of Government Bonds
Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to make better investment decisions!
Do you know how and when to use government securities effectively in the investment portfolio?
Government bonds issued by the U.S. Treasury and Federal agencies seem like relatively uncomplicated investments. But there are several important characteristics to understand in order to make the most of these securities in your institution's investment portfolio.
Some of the factors to consider include the following:
- When to consider using Treasuries instead of other fixed-income investments
- Ensuring you are being paid enough in yield when purchasing agency bonds
- Knowing how embedded options work and their associated risks
- Understanding how callable and step-up agency structures may (or may not) make sense
- How to quickly analyze government markets and bonds to make informed investment decisions that align with your portfolio objectives
The last thing you want (or need) is to have one of the more straightforward parts of the investment portfolio cause headaches and challenges for you. Without a solid understanding of the key characteristics of government bonds, small errors could lead to unintended issues down the road.
Your Comprehensive Resource for Understanding and Mastering Government Bond Investments
Bond Investment Mentor's online course, "Investing in Government Bonds," provides a comprehensive and practical guide to understanding the fundamentals of government securities. It's designed especially for community bankers, new or experienced, and their teams who need to strengthen their investment skills in these types of fixed-income investments.
Through the course, you'll learn everything from the basics of government bonds and their role in the investment portfolio to how to analyze and use them as part of your institution's investment portfolio. You'll gain the skills you need to make confident, informed decisions that are right for your institution - all at a pace that works for you!
Meet Your Instructor - Chris Nelson, CFA
Chris is a seasoned banking and investment professional with over 30 years of experience and your guide through the world of government bonds. As the founder of Bond Investment Mentor, he has dedicated himself to providing investment training and mentoring services to community bankers.
He is also the host of the Bond Investment Mentor podcast, where he shares his knowledge on fixed-income securities and investment portfolio management. In addition, he serves as the President of Nelson Capital Advisors, an investment advisory firm serving community financial institutions.
With his extensive background in banking and investments, Chris brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table, including his time as the Chief Investment Officer and Director of Finance & Treasury for a New England-based community bank. Chris successfully managed the bank's investment portfolio as it grew from $200 million to over $1 billion and was responsible for overseeing all financial operations related to liquidity and funds management, asset/liability and interest rate risk management, loan and deposit rate setting, hedging and derivative activities, and international services.
Through this course, Chris will bring his expertise to you, sharing practical, actionable information that you can use to improve your investment knowledge and skills.
Increase Your Expertise in Analyzing Government Bonds
"Investing in Government Bonds" is designed specifically for community bankers and their teams looking to deepen their knowledge and expertise in fixed-income investments. Our objective is to provide you with the understanding and tools you need to navigate the world of U.S. government securities.
What You'll Learn
In this online course, you'll explore all aspects of government bonds, from their fundamental characteristics to how to analyze them and use them effectively as part of your institution's investment portfolio. You'll learn the essential concepts and strategies for managing government securities, including:
- Fundamentals of Treasuries and Federal agency bonds
- Understanding "optionality" and its role in callable agency securities
- Basics of step-up agency bonds
- Analyzing government bonds and the resources that make it a quick process
- The role of government securities in the investment portfolio
By the end of the course, you'll have the knowledge and confidence to make informed investment decisions aligned with your institution's unique needs and goals. Whether you're a community banker new to government bonds or an experienced professional looking to fine-tune your skills, this course will help you increase your investment expertise.
"Investing in Government Bonds" is a comprehensive course, which includes the following:
- 5 lesson modules covering everything you need to know about U.S. government securities and how to analyze them
- Video tutorials covering key concepts and techniques in a clear, easy-to-understand format
- Detailed lesson summaries and other study materials and resources
- Expert insights and support from your instructor - have a question, ask Chris!
Everything you need to excel in the course is included!
Who Is This Course For?
This course is ideal for anyone who is involved with their institution's investment portfolio and wants to increase their expertise in U.S. government investments. If you're starting out or new to your role, the course will provide you with the essential knowledge and analytical skills you need. If you're a more seasoned investment portfolio manager, you'll be able to build on your existing knowledge and fine-tune your analysis of government bonds.
Strengthen Your Investment Skills for Just $249 - Enroll Now!
With "Investing in Government Bonds," you can take your investment knowledge to the next level. With expert guidance and engaging content, you'll gain a thorough understanding of U. S. government securities and how to use them in your institution's investment portfolio. You'll also develop the skills you need to make confident, informed investment decisions.