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1. Introduction to Research Analyst Profession

2. Introduction to Securities Market

  • Hybrids/Structured Products

  • Introduction To Securities Market

  • Market Participants And Their Activities

  • Meaning Of Securities And The Functions Of Securities Market

  • Product Definitions / Terminology

  • Retail Participants

  • Secondary Market

  • Trading, Hedging, Arbitrage, Pledging Of Shares

3. Terminology in Equity & Debt Markets

  • Terminology In Debt Market

  • Terminology In Equity & Debt Markets

  • Terminology Used In Equity Markets

  • Types Of Bonds


  • Behavioral Approach To Equity Investing

  • Fundamental Analysis

  • Fundamentals Of Research

  • Investing Activity And Various Approaches To Investing

  • Quantitative Research

  • Technical Analysis

  • The Role Of Research In Investment Activity

5. Economic Analysis

  • FDI& FPI

  • Fiscal Policies And Their Impact On Economy

  • Inflation (Consumer/Wholesale Price Indices) And Interest Rate

  • International Trade, Exchange Rate And Trade Deficit

  • Monetary Policies And Their Impact On Economy

  • Role Of Economic Analysis In Fundamental Analysis

  • Savings And Investments

  • Seasonal Trends

  • Sources Of Information For Economic Analysis

  • Unemployment Rate

  • Various Macroeconomic Variables

6. Industry Analysis

  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG) Analysis

  • Business Life Cycle

  • Direct Taxes

  • Indirect Taxes

  • Industry Analysis

  • Key Industry Drivers And Industry KPIs

  • KPIs For Select Industries

  • Market Sizing And Trend Analysis

  • Michael Porter’S Five Force Model For Industry Analysis

  • Other Taxes

  • Pestle Analysis

  • Regulatory Environment/Framework

  • Role Of Industry Analysis In Fundamental Analysis

  • Secular Trends, Value Migration And Business Life Cycle

  • Structure Conduct Performance (Scp) Analysis

  • Understanding Industry Cyclicality

  • Understanding The Industry Landscape

  • Value Migration

7. Company Analysis- Business & Governance

  • Competitive Advantages/Points Of Differentiation Over The Competitors

  • ESG Framework For Company Analysis

  • Evaluating Corporate Governance

  • Evaluating Management Competency

  • Evaluating Promoter Holdings

  • History Of Credit Rating

  • Pricing Power And Sustainability Of This Power

  • Risks In The Business

  • Role Of Company Analysis In Fundamental Research

  • Sources Of Information For Analysis

  • Swot Analysis

  • Understand Business And Business Models

8. Company Analysis- Financial Analysis

  • Balance Sheet

  • Balance Sheet Metrics

  • Changes In Shareholder’S Equity & Basics Of Cash Flows

  • Common Profit And Loss Account Line Items

  • Company Analysis- Financial Analysis

  • Dupont Analysis

  • Efficiency Ratios

  • Financial Statement Analysis Using Ratios

  • Forecasting Using Ratio Analysis & Peer Comparison

  • Important Points To Keep In Mind While Looking At Financials

  • Introduction To Financial Statement

  • Key Metrics From Profit And Loss Account

  • Leverage Ratios

  • Liquidity Ratios

  • Notes To Accounts

  • Other Aspects To Study From Financial Reports

  • Profitability Ratios

  • Reading Audit Report To Understand The Quality Of Accounting

  • Return Ratios

  • Stand-Alone Financial Statement And Consolidated Financial Statement

9. Corporate Action

  • Bonus Issue

  • Buyback Of Shares

  • Corporate Action

  • Delisting And Relisting Of Shares

  • Demerger / Spin-Off

  • Dividend

  • Loan Restructuring

  • Merger And Acquisition

  • Philosophy Of Corporate Actions

  • Rights Issue

  • Scheme Of Arrangement

  • Share Consolidation

  • Share Swap

  • Stock Split

10. Valuation Principles

  • Approaches To Valuation

  • Assets Based Valuation Matrices

  • Discounted Cash Flows Model For Business Valuation

  • Dividend Discount Model (Ddm)

  • Dividend Yield – Price To Dividend Ratio

  • Earning Yield - Price To Earnings Ratio

  • Enterprise Value (Ev) To Capital Employed Ratio

  • Enterprise Value (Ev) To Sales Ratio

  • Enterprise Value To Ebit(Da) Ratio

  • Free Cash Flow To Equity Model (Fcfe)

  • Free Cash Flow To Firm Model (Fcff)

  • Growth Adjusted Price To Earnings Ratio (Peg Ratio)

  • Net Asset Value Approach

  • Objectivity Of Valuations

  • Other Metrics

  • Price To Book Value Ratio

  • Relative Valuation

  • Sources Of Value In A Business – Earnings And Assets

  • Sum-Of-The-Parts (Sotp) Valuation

  • Trading And Transaction Multiples

  • Valuation Principles


  • Basic Behavioral Biases Influencing Investments

  • Calculating Risk Adjusted Returns

  • Calculation Of Simple, Annualized And Compounded Returns

  • Comparison Of Equity Returns With Bond Returns

  • Concept Of Return On Investment

  • Concepts Of Market Risk (Beta)

  • Fundamentals Of Risk And Return

  • Risks In Investments

  • Sensitivity Analysis To Assumptions

  • Some Pearls Of Wisdom From Investment Gurus Across The World

12. Qualities of a Good Research Report

  • A Sample Checklist For Investment Research Reports

  • Checklist Based Approach To The Research Reports

  • Qualities Of A Good Research Report

13. Legal & Regulatory Environment

  • Chinese Wall

  • Code Of Conduct For Research Analysts

  • Compliance With The Following Advertisement Code

  • Exchange Surveillance Mechanisms: Gsm And Asm

  • Insolvency And Bankruptcy Board Of India (Ibbi)

  • Insolvency And Bankruptcy Code (Ibc)


  • Legal & Regulatory Environment

  • Management Of Conflicts Of Interest And Disclosure Requirements For Research Analysts

  • Ministry Of Corporate Affairs

  • Ministry Of Finance

  • Other Compliances/Requirements


  • Prohibitions In The Advertisement

  • Reserve Bank Of India

  • Sebi (Prohibition Of Fraudulent And Unfair Trade Practices Relating To Securities Markets) Regulation, 2003 (Amended In 2007, 2012 And 2013)

  • Sebi Investor Charter And Complain Disclosure

  • Securities And Exchange Board Of India

  • Securities And Exchange Board Of India (Prohibition Of Insider Trading) Regulations, 2015

  • Securities And Exchange Board Of India (Research Analyst) Regulations, 2014 (Amended In December 2016)

  • Securities And Exchange Board Of India Act, 1992

  • Securities Contracts (Regulation) Act, 1956

Who this course is for:

  • Associated persons registered as research analyst under SEBI (Research Analyst) Regulations, 2014
  • Individuals employed as research analyst
  • Partners of a research analyst
  • Professionals engaged in preparation and/or publication of research report or research analysis
  • Stock Market Professionals
  • Students
  • MBA Finance Students
  • Mutual Fund Professionals
  • Relationship Manager of Bank (Private Bankers)
  • Wealth Managers
  • Financial Planners
  • Investment Advisers
  • Private Relationship Manager of Bank