What you will learn

  • Learn to price forward and futures contracts.
  • Be familiar with futures contract specifications and market conventions.
  • Understand the valuation of a variety of swap contracts.
  • Learn how to extract credit risk measures from CDS spreads and asset swap spreads.
  • Understand common trading strategies using futures, forwards, swaps and options.
  • Develop a conceptual understanding of the Black-Scholes-Merton option valuation model.
  • Use option sensitivities (the Greeks) to determine the impact of changing model parameters on option prices.
  • Understand basic hedge accounting using futures, forwards, swaps and options.

Develop a comprehensive, practical understanding of derivative instruments including market conventions, contract specifications, valuation, trading strategies and the regulation of derivatives markets.

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