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Financial Derivatives - Crash Course

Financial Derivatives - Crash Course

Andheri Railway Station, Mumbai


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About the Course

Module 3 (Financial Derivatives) - 2 weekends

The sessions helps you gain knowledge about the functioning of derivatives markets, the features of various products, the classification of products, the regulatory framework and the margining mechanism.

There will be a demo session on actual derivatives trading during trading hours.

Topics Covered

What are derivatives?
Exchange Traded vs. OTC derivatives
Forward contracts. Futures?
Cash/Sport market vs. Derivatives Market
Price, Expiry, settlement
Futures and risk management
Futures Hedging vs. Speculating
Initial Margin, Maintenance Margin, Margin Calls, Marking-to-Market (MTM)
Long Futures vs. Short Futures
Delivery vs. Cash Settlement
Naked futures and the risks involved
Leveraging - advantages and disadvantages
Currency Forwards example
Forwards pricing

What are Options?
Futures vs. Options
Basics characteristics of Options
Strike, premium, expiry
American Option vs. European Option
Call Option vs Put Option
Long Call vs. Short Call, Long Put vs. Short Put
In-the-money, at-the-money, out-of-the-money
Option pay-offs and graphical representations
Option premium components and calculations
Near month, Next month (mid-month), Far month
Derivatives Exchanges & Regulators

What is a FRA?
FRA pay-off calculations and formula
FRA settlement dates, discounting
FRA naming conventions.
What are Swaps? Who deals in swaps?
What is an Interest Rate Swap
What are a plain vanilla swaps/ fixed-for-floating swaps?
What is a currency Swap? What are the types of currency swaps?
Swap reset dates, settlement period and settlement dates
Swap payments and netting mechanism
Swap notional principal vs. actual exchange
Reasons for initiating different types of swaps

Module 1 (Financial Investment Basics - Crash Course)
Module 2 (Indirect Investments I - Mutual Funds)
Module 4 (Other Investments and Insurance)
Module 5 (Financial Planning and Tax Implications)
Module 6 (Financial analysis and Corporate Finance)

Who should attend

Individuals looking for a simplified method to understand the complex, yet intriguing financial derivative products.


A basic understanding of the stock markets

What you need to bring

A willingness to learn"

Key Takeaways

Knowledge about a bunch of complicated financial products
Bragging rights within a group batch-mates/colleagues from financial/non-financial backgrounds
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About the Trainer

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Sarabjit Kuckreja

MBA Finance (Singapore)

Analyst (OTC Derivatives) at Citigroup, Wall Street, NY for 4 years

Stock market/Derivatives expert.
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