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Introduction to Futures & Options

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Derivatives | Options | Futures | Hedging | Speculation | Puts | Calls | Risk Management | OTC | Option Pricing

What you'll learn:
  • Develop and clear understanding of derivatives, including the building blocks of futures and options
  • Define what derivatives are and differentiate between different types
  • Explain the features of futures contracts, as well as trading and cash flows
  • Describe the features of options and futures, including their contract terms and conditions, and pricing
  • Apply futures and options in real business risk management (or speculation) circumstances
  • Analyze the risks and benefits of using futures and options in risk management strategies.
  • Determine the appropriate futures and options contracts and strike prices for different hedging, speculation, and arbitrage strategies.
  • Evaluate the role of futures and options in portfolio construction and asset allocation strategies.

This course focuses on foundational derivative products: futures and options. To start, we introduce you to what these products are and how they work, in general. We demonstratethe common features of all derivatives and their essential characteristics that differentiate them from other sorts of financial instruments. With this understood, the course will then segues into a detailed discussion:

First, about how futures contracts, and then

Second, on options contracts.

In each case, we explain clearly

  1. The key characteristics and features of these derivative contracts;

  2. How pricing works, including detailed examples and explanations;

  3. What are the most common uses of futures and options in business

  4. How risk can be managed (hedged) and taken (speculation).

This course is composed of 27 lectures within 6 sections:

  • Introduction to derivatives

  • Introduction to futures contracts

  • Futures contracts trading and cash flows

  • Futures pricing

  • Introduction to options

  • Option pricing and applications

This course is for you if you are involved in finance at a small, medium or large business; work in a financial institution of any type (retail bank, business bank, commercial bank, investment bank, hedge fund, family office, investment management firm, insurer and/or reinsurer).

More about this course and Starweaver

This course is led by a seasoned capital markets industry practitioner and executive with many years of hands-on, in-the-trenches financial markets sales, trading and analysis work. It has been designed, produced and delivered by Starweaver. Starweaver is one of the most highly regarded, well-established training providers in the World, providing training courses to many of the leading financial institutions and technology companies, including:

Ahli United Bank; Mashreqbank; American Express; ANZ Bank; ATT; Banco Votorantim; Bank of America; Bank of America Global Markets; Bank of America Private Bank; Barclay Bank; BMO Financial Group; BMO Financial Services; BNP Paribas; Boeing; Cigna; Citibank; Cognizant; Commerzbank; Credit Lyonnais/Calyon; Electrosonic; Farm Credit Administration; Fifth Third Bank; GENPACT; GEP Software; GLG Group; Hartford; HCL; HCL; Helaba; HSBC; HSBC Corporate Bank; HSBC India; HSBC Private Bank; Legal & General; National Australia Bank; Nomura Securities; PNC Financial Services Group; Quintiles; RAK Bank; Regions Bank; Royal Bank of Canada; Royal Bank of Scotland; Santander Corporate Bank; Tata Consultancy Services; Union Bank; ValueMomentum; Wells Fargo; Wells Fargo India Solutions; Westpac Corporate Bank; Wipro; and, many others.

Starweaver has and continues to deliver 1000s of live in person and online education for organizational training programs for new hires and induction, as well as mid-career and senior level immersion and leadership courses.

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Happy learning.

Taught by

Starweaver Team and Paul Siegel


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