This practical hands-on course will allow delegates to understand market risk and to calculate Market Risk/Value at Risk for various products life FRA's, Swaps Forward Currency Agreements and Options. The course will commence with an introduction to financial statistics including: standard deviation, volatility, the normal distribution curve and correlation. We will then concentrate on introducing the concept of VaR and how it can meet regulatory requirements as well as improving internal decision making. Delegates will also see how matrices operate and will use spreadsheets to calaulate VaR. Comparisons between the various VaR methods will also be covered.