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Understanding Derivatives and Their Use

Price: £75 + VAT
Duration: 2 Hours

Demystifies the jargon-filled world of derivatives, stripping it all back to provide a full understanding of the basic structures behind the sophisticated financial instruments known as derivatives

What will be covered?

  • A brief history
  • Forwards & Futures
  • Options
  • Covered warrants
  • Swaps
  • OTC & Exchange traded
  • Uses
    • Hedging
    • Speculation
    • Arbitrage
    • Guaranteed products
  • Derivatives ‘shorting’ and the global financial crisis

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for:

  • Those working in the financial services sectors
  • Those studying for any professional qualification where derivatives are part of the syllabus

Outcome and benefits

Delegates will have:

  • An understanding of the differences between the different types of derivatives
  • An understanding of the different roles derivatives play in business and the financial markets
  • An understanding of derivative risk in context

Course materials (included)

Delegates receive courseware to refer to throughout the course and as a refresher following the course


There are no pre-requisites for this programme.

Further courses that may be of interest:

  • Life Assurance an Introduction
  • Investments an Introduction
  • Trusts the Fundamentals
  • Collective Investment Schemes (Funds)