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Blockchain For Capital Markets

Programme Code: P190414WWH

Course Overview

Capital market ecosystems are undeniably complex, with transactions involving multiple parties coupled with complex processes. To improve efficiency, financial institutions have been exploring on ways for growth and innovation.

The potential efficiencies of blockchain technology to improve capital market processes are clear, with its distributed nature enabling an immutable and irreversible way of storing data coupled by processes such as smart contract technology.

What role can blockchain technology play to help improve current capital market ecosystems and what are the challenges and limitations? We explore further in this course.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for:

  • Finance Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Aspiring PMEs
  • Anyone who is keen to explore more about blockchain technology and its opportunities for capital markets

Course Duration

1 Day / 8 Hours (including 1 hr of assessment)

Course Outline

What is Blockchain Technology

  • Clearing common misconceptions: Blockchain = Bitcoin = Cryptocurrency?
  • Introduction to blockchain technology and its use cases
  • Introduction to cryptocurrencies and its use cases

 Current landscape for capital markets

  • Key components of capital markets
  • Limitations and inefficiency 

Why blockchain technology

  • How the features of blockchain technology can improve the current system

- Distributed ledger technology

- Smart contract

  • Ways capital markets could benefit from utilising blockchain technology

- Improving efficiency across pre, during, post trade processes 

- Streamlining processes: settlement time, transferring data

- Risk reduction and management

- Cost efficiency

  • Do you need blockchain? Reach and limitations of blockchain applications

Exploring blockchain technology use cases for capital markets

  • Case studies sharing: What are the banks and industry players doing?
  • Why the time is ripe for more institutions to jump in

Disrupt or be disrupted

  • The future for capital markets: where to start?
  • Trends and predictions
  • Hurdles to adoption
  • Next steps

 *Class activity

  • To encourage active learning, the 1 day course will include class activities such as small group discussions and presentations

Mode of Assessment

  •  Written Assessment

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Awarded NTUC LearningHub Certificate of Completion

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of blockchain technology and its key utility and benefits
  • Learn about the real-world utility value of blockchain technology and its potential in growing and evolving the financial industry, specifically for capital markets
  • Explore blockchain technology opportunities and business scenarios for capital markets through interactive role-playing activities


No credit or certification prerequisites required to take this course.

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainee Ratio is 1: 30


Course Fee
Full Course Fee  $650.00
Full Course Fee with GST  $695.50
Nett amount after Funding    
Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents**  Individual  $34.78*
 Corporate  $78.00*
Others   $695.50*

* includes 7% GST

** 95% course fee funding under IBF Funding Scheme



  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents physically based in Singapore
  • Trainee has to complete 100% attendance and pass all relevant assessments and examinations
  • NTUC LearningHub reserves the right to claw back the funded amount from trainee if he/she did not meet the eligibility criteria


  • Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents physically based in Singapore
  • Company must be Financial Institutions regulated by MAS (licensed or exempted from licensing), or involved in supporting financial sector activities. FinTech firms must be certified by Singapore FinTech Association (SFA)
  • Trainee has to complete 100% attendance and pass all relevant assessments and examinations
  • Eligible company-sponsored trainees will be able to clock CPD hours upon successful course completion

Funding Incentives:

1. Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Enhanced Funding

Singapore Citizens and permanent residents of all ages are entitled to receive enhance course fee subsidies of 95%. This funding is open to all individuals with no limitation to industry.

2. Training Allowance Grant

Self-sponsored individuals who successfully completed IBF accredited course will receive $10 per training and assessment hour. Training grant will be reimbursed to trainees PAYNOW account after course completion.

Sponsoring companies will receive $15 per training and assessment hour upon participants successful completion and passing the assessment.

3. SkillsFuture Credit

Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above may use their SkillsFuture Credits to pay for the course fees, the credits may be used on top of existing course fee funding. This is only applicable to self-sponsored participants. 

4. Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

NTUC members can enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year. You must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and have sat for all prescribed examinations. This is only applicable to self-sponsored participants. 

Terms and conditions apply. NTUC LearningHub reserve the right to make changes or improvements to any of the products described in this document without prior notice.

Prices are subject to other LHUB miscellaneous fees.