For individuals with a basic knowledge of financial markets
At the end of this course delegates should understand
– The basic characteristics of swaps, forwards, futures and options
– How futures are traded and settled
– The basics of option pricing
Basics of Derivatives
‐ Key characteristics and uses of derivatives
‐ Exchange traded vs. over-the-Counter (OTC)
Basics of Futures
‐ Key characteristics & contract codes
‐ Payoff profile
‐ Participants & cash flows during contract life
‐ Central Counterparty (CCP), fees and margin
Exercises: Calculating initial margin requirements
‐ Delivery date events
‐ Cash vs. physical settlement
‐ Rolling positions, volumes & open interest
Basics of Options
‐ Call & put options
‐ Strike, premium, rights & exercising options
‐ The four vanilla payoff diagrams
Exercises: Plotting payoff profiles and the put-call parity
‐ Valuing future uncertainty
‐ Quick approximation to Black-Scholes
Exercises: Understanding an option pricing model inputs and the Greeks
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