In finance, a forward contract is a non-standardized contract between two parties to buy or to sell an asset at a specified future time at a price agreed upon today, making it a type of derivative instrument. The party agreeing to buy the underlying asset in the future assumes a long position, and the party agreeing to sell the asset in the future assumes a short position.
Our three-day programme is ideal for Asset Managers as well as those who are interested in understanding valuation of forward contract and be able to implement it in business.
At the end of the training, participants will understand how to:
- How a forward contract works
- Example of how forward prices should be agreed upon
- Spot - forward parity
- Investment assets
- Consumption assets
- Cost of carry
- Relationship between the forward price and the expected future spot price
- Rational pricing
- Extensions to the forward pricing formula