Derivatives Primer

Seminar Overview

Explore in this Derivatives Primer course the essentials of derivatives without the mathematics usually associated with this subject; using a descriptive approach, discover what forwards, futures, swaps and options are and how they are used in the financial market.

Have you ever heard about forwards, futures, swaps and options and wondered what they are, why they exist and how they are used? Then this class is for you

    • Learn in this Derivatives Primer course the cash flow, risk and reward, and uses of swaps in the equity, interest rate, credit and FX markets
    • Learn in this Derivatives Primer course the mechanics of forwards and futures, the mark to market and the final settlement processes and how market participants use these products in the equity, fixed income, FX and commodity markets
    • Learn in this class the essential terminologies associated with options such as strike price, expiration and volatility, the key value drivers of options and the corresponding risk measures (option greeks) and the value propositions of option trades

The following topics will be covered:


  • Derivatives
  • Futures
  • Margin account
  • Cash settlement
  • Interest rate swaps
  • FX swaps
  • Call Options
  • Volatility
  • Forwards
  • Mark to market
  • Physical settlement
  • Equity swaps
  • Credit default swaps
  • Cross currency swaps
  • Put options
  • Option greeks


Who should attend?


  • People who are looking for a first level introduction to futures, swaps and options, to get to know the terms and numbers associated with these instruments
  • People who have come across derivatives but like to see a refresher or relearn the subject systematically
  • Portfolio managers, corporate treasurers, salespeople and traders for financial firms who have been operating in the cash markets and wish to get involved with derivatives
  • New joiners to the financial industry
  • Professionals in support functions such as operations, technology, risk and financial controls of financial institutions
  • *Pre-requisite: Participants do not need to have any pre-knowledge in the subject; though having prior exposure to news and conversations about derivatives may be helpful



A CPD certificate will be provided to all attendees, which may be considered appropriate by your company for the accrual of CPD hours. 


To Reserve a Place 

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Training and Venue Information

CPD Authorised Yes
Event Date 18-05-2020
Event End Date 18-05-2020
Event Time 14:00 - 16:00
Price £99.00
£99.00 1000