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This one day course provides an insight into the two main styles of derivative seen in the UK equity market: "delta one" and options. The course covers index futures, contracts for difference and exchange traded funds along with call and put options.
Delegates who attend the course will leave with a better understanding of how these products are used by speculators and hedgers, as well as a sound knowledge of their mechanics and pricing.
The instructor will run a number of exercises throughout the course. Although no working experience of equity derivatives is assumed, delegates should ensure they are comfortable with the learning outcomes of the Derivatives - Introduction course before attending this course.
Suitability - Who should attend?
The course has been designed for delegates with an interest in equity derivatives – with emphasis on those derivative products commonly used in the UK marketplace. The course is targeted at anyone who works with equity derivatives or who has a more general interest in the topic. Amongst others, the course is relevant for those working for investment banks, asset management firms, law firms, accountants and financial advisory businesses.
In terms of job function the course is suitable for those working in the following areas: Trading, sales, advisory, operations, middle office, finance, IT, compliance, risk, legal, analysts.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
- The trading and settlement mechanisms for exchange-traded index futures
- How fair future prices can be theoretically derived, and the impact of dividend yields on forward pricing
- How some other “delta-one” derivatives such as CFDs are used in the equity market
- The key features of option contracts
- The importance of volatility to the options market
- How option traders can “delta” hedge their exposures
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