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School of Derivative Instruments


United Arab Emirates

02 - 05 Sep, 2014  4 days

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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: Futurest

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.


Dubai Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Sep 02 - 05 Sep, 2014

+852 2520 1481

The course director is a highly experienced derivatives consultant who has held senior positions in a number of major financial institutions in London and New York. He lectures internationally on many aspects of derivatives and fixed income markets and brings a unique practitioner’s perspective and insight to financial training in the areas of Derivative Instruments and Markets, Portfolio Strategy and Risk Management.