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Accounting for Derivatives & Other Financial Instruments

By: Euromoney Financial Training


22 - 24 Oct, 2014  3 days

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  • Practical impact of IAS 39 and FASB 133 on derivatives transactions
  • Typical hedging challenges: what doesn't work anymore?
  • Transition adjustment: when should repair work be done?
  • Simple solutions that allow some P&L volatility
  • Market and credit risk management techniques
  • Practical examples from Parmalat, Freddie Mac and Enron

Course Background

By far the most complex and controversial accounting standards ever to be issued are IAS 39 and FASB 133. Although many companies and banks may find these standards difficult to implement, it is nevertheless important that derivative practitioners are fully conversant with their requirements, implementation and more importantly, potential weaknesses with the standards.

Who should attend?

  • Derivative sales executives
  • Risk managers
  • Accountants
  • Auditors
  • Senior operations managers
  • Strategists and financial planner’s practical emphasis

Practical emphasis

  • The course is designed to deal with specific questions about FASB 133 and IAS 39 and equip you with the practical tools to analyse and understand various transactions.
  • At the end of the course you will have a firm understanding of the most popular financial instruments and how they impact on your risk strategies.
  • The programme relies on practical examples and case studies to ensure you are fully competent to understand and implement hedging strategies.

Case studies

  • The course includes practical examples and case studies from Parmalat, Freddie Mac and Enron. Most of the case studies will be carried out using computer simulations.
  •  Delegates will have an opportunity use Excel spreadsheets to value various derivative products as well as prepare calculations for journal entry and accounting systems purposes.


Centrally located hotel in Paris, Paris, France Oct 22 - 24 Oct, 2014

+44 (0)207 779 8543

International expert in derivatives accounting. Currently an active equity and options trader who has also worked with Peat Marwick, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Morgan Stanley and Banque BNP Paribas amongst others.