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The best investment is the one you make in yourself.

Learn how to make and manage investments, and get your money working for you.

Classes coupled with online material and practice accounts aimed at helping you understand how to get started with investing your money in stock, bonds, real estate, and more.


Who Should Attend?

The Financial Markets training is targeted to individuals and corporates who want to learn more about the Financial Markets on areas such as the basics of investing, the difference between investing in bonds and shares, how derivatives are implemented in investments among others. It also aims to help you learn how to use the Abacus trading platform.

The biggest difference between an average trader and a successful trader is knowledge. Investors who take the time to develop and improve their financial knowledge will always be one step ahead!


The cost of the training will be KES 34,000(Tax Inclusive) and this will cover the whole course and a certificate upon successful completion of the program.


The training shall be offered at the Strathmore Institute of Mathematical Sciences.


Our training includes a 6 weeks program which will be offered on Saturdays.

Introduction to Investing - Modules

LESSON 1 - Welcome

  • What is investing?
  • Why should you invest?
  • Types of investments
  • Concepts of investing
  • How to make investing work for you.

LESSON 2- Stocking Up on Stocks

  • What are stocks?
  • Types of Exchanges
  • The Nairobi Stock Exchange.
  • How people make money in stocks
  • Sharia Compliant Stocks
  • How to pick stocks
  • Going offshore.

LESSON 3 - An introduction to debt securities

  • What are bonds?
  • Types of bonds.
  • Sharia Compliant Bonds
  • Bond terms and concepts.
  • How people make money in bonds.

LESSON 4– Investing In Real Estate

  • Getting your first home.
  • Investment in the real estate
  • Where to get money to invest.
  • How and where to find bargain properties for investing.

LESSON 5– Unit Trusts, Mutual Funds and Insurance

  • What are unit trusts?
  • What is the difference between unit trusts and mutual funds?
  • Is insurance an investment?
  • How do people make money?

LESSON 6–Currency and Commodities

  • What is currency trading?
  • What is commodity trading?
  • Do they really make as much money as hyped?
  • How do I invest in them?

LESSON 7 - Investing with Investment Groups

  • Why investment groups are important
  • How to actually make money in an investment group.

LESSON 8– Investing in businesses; private Equity and Venture Capital

  • Private Equity ?
  • What is venture capital?
  • How to raise the funds?
  • How to make money.

Limited space available. 20 people per class.

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