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This two-day course is designed to follow on fromIntroduction to Derivatives (including Futures, Forwards, Options & Swaps). A basic understanding of swaps and options is therefore assumed. The course is designed to be highly interactive and relies on several Excel based case studies to develop a detailed understanding of interest rate derivatives and their applications.
Suitability - Who should attend?
This course will be of benefit to those who need a deeper understanding of the pricing and hedging of swaps and options, and typical structures of swap and option combinations.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:
- Valuation of interest rate swaps
- Theory of the time value of money
- Yield curve modelling and term structure of interest rates
- Yield curve modelling using derived zero-coupon rates
- Computer based exercise – valuing the cancellation of a swap using the created yield curve
- Computer based exercise – calculating forward rates
- Swaps and the interrelationship between bond and swap markets (hedging swaps)
- Applications of swaps in debt liability management and asset management
- Creating synthetic liabilities
- Case study – analysing and understanding new issue swaps
- Creating synthetic assets
- Mechanics of pricing and structuring asset swaps
- Computer based exercise – valuing an asset swap on a par/par basis
- Structured product asset swaps (FRNs, MTNs, callable assets)
- Non-generic swaps – structuring pricing and applications
- Amortising and accreting swaps
- Step-up coupons, zero coupons
- Forward starting swaps
- Cross-currency swaps
- Generic cross-currency swaps
- Valuation of cross-currency swaps
- Basis swaps
- Interest rate options
- Caps, floors and collars
- Construction of a zero-cost collar
- Case study – comparing caps, collars and swaps
- European and Bermudan options
- Option embedded swaps
- Cancellable/callable swaps
- European and Bermudan structures
- Pricing and valuation
- Swap portfolio risk management
- Interest rate risk buckets
- Present value of a basis point (PVBP)
- Using value-at-risk to measure and manage the credit exposure of swap transactions
- VaR basics
- VaR methods (parametric and non-parametric)
- VaR applications
- Case study – understanding portfolio VAR
- Measuring credit exposure
"A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon request, following attendance."
Provider: BPP Professional Education
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