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School of Derivative Instruments

By: Euromoney Financial Training


17 - 20 Nov, 2014  4 days

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A four day practical training programme providing a comprehensive introduction to derivative instruments, markets and applications.

The course will provide delegates with a thorough understanding of:

  • What are derivatives? How and why are they used?
  • The regulatory environment for derivatives – a changing landscape
  • Exchange traded and over-the-counter (OTC) derivative markets
  • Simple interest rate and FX derivatives: Futures and forwards
  • The use of non-deliverable forwards in emerging markets
  • Managing FX, interest rate and commodity exposures with derivatives
  • Interest rate and currency swaps
  • Introduction to option pricing, risks and applications
  • Equity derivatives and their role in portfolio management
  • Using currency options to express trading views
  • Managing credit risk exposure with credit derivatives
  • Plus: Participants will receive a free CD-ROM containing a suite of Derivatives Pricing and Risk Management software
Who should attend?
  • Money Market Traders and Dealers
  • Bond and Equity Sales and Traders
  • Corporate Banking Relationship Managers
  • Credit Risk Managers
  • Treasury Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Corporate Treasury Management
  • Auditors & Financial Controllers
  • Product Control and Middle Office Personnel
  • The training will comprise a combination of classroom based teaching combined with computer based (Excel™ based) simulations and exercises, to gain practical exposure to key principles and concepts
  • Numerous realistic and practical examples are used within the programme agenda to ensure that delegates gain a thorough and intuitive understanding of the key concepts
Delegates will each receive copies of all pricing and simulation software for their own use after the programme.
Course Outline

Over 90% of the world’s largest corporations and all major financial institutions use derivatives to manage their business and financial risks. As the markets continue to grow and spread to developing economies, organisation of derivative markets is undergoing significant changes. Constant innovation evolves new products, pricing and risk management techniques which enable users to generate or manage risk exposures with greater precision and flexibility.
This 4 day programme through case study analysis, practical examples and PC workshops, provides an ideal platform for you to rapidly enhance your knowledge of derivative instruments and markets. It will additionally prepare you to meet the challenge of developments in derivative products and markets, enabling you to profit from the opportunities available and to maintain your knowledge at the forefront of financial markets.
This programme provides delegates with a comprehensive and practical introduction to interest rate, FX, credit and equity derivatives, enabling delegates to understand the nature and characteristics of both exchange traded and over-the-counter (OTC) derivative instruments, distinguishing between outright and option based derivatives, and their key differences. The programme then progresses to look in more specific detail at Forwards and Futures, Swaps, followed by Options, providing an overview of their individual product mechanics, and market conventions. The programme also provides delegates with guidance to understanding the pricing and risk characteristics of both outright and option derivatives, and an overview of applications of derivatives in risk management and trading strategies.
Nairobi, Kenya Nov 17 - 20 Nov, 2014
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+44 (0)207 779 8543