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14 November 2019

Introduction to derivatives (including futures, forwards, options and swaps)

Category: MASTER COURSE

Derivatives can seem very complicated. This course demystifies the terminology and ensures a full understanding of the concepts behind derivatives. It also fosters an understanding of the instruments used and the potential risks involved. Includes futures, forwards, options and swaps.

Who should attend?
Accountants and analysts who need to develop an understanding of derivatives and the markets in which they operate.

What you will gain

  • A clear understanding of the terminology of derivatives, and of the concepts behind them.
  • Insight into the instruments used and the potential risks involved.

Programme outline
The participants in the market:

  • types of trader
  • types of investor.

Market structure and how derivatives are used:

  • what is a derivative generically?
  • what is hedging?
  • why use derivatives as well as or in place of cash assets?
  • exchange traded versus OTC products
  • regulatory change - the impact of EMIR and Dodd Franks.

Futures:

  • what are they?
  • how do they work?
  • central counterparties and margining
  • applications of futures.

Options:

  • definition
  • pay-off profiles
  • settlement
  • the concept of pricing
  • intrinsic and time value.

Forward rate agreements.

Swaps:

  • uses of swaps
  • types of swaps - interest rate swaps; currency swaps; asset / liability swaps; total return swaps; credit default swaps
  • overview of other derivative instruments - swaptions.

The course starts at 9.00am. Lunch and refreshments are included.
6 CPD hours (where applicable). 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses

Booking Information

Date Location Price
14 November 2019 - 09:00 London Price: GBP 650.00
Member price: £585. Plus VAT on all prices.
2 December 2019 - 09:00 London Price: GBP 650.00
Member price: £585. Plus VAT on all prices.

Introduction to derivatives (including futures, forwards, options and swaps)

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The venue for this course will be confirmed 14 days before the scheduled date. 

CIMA work in partnership with BPP Professional Education to offer CPD training courses.  

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