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Financial Derivatives Trading

This module is designed for learners to develop an understanding of derivatives in the form of forwards, futures, options, swaps, collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps. This is achieved through an explanation of the techniques of pricing and trading, before progressing to focus on the applications of these techniques for speculation and risk management.

Financial Derivatives Trading

Key Facts

  • Accreditation: CPD - Continuing Professional Development
  • Duration: 30 hours
  • Campus: London
  • Intake Dates: May
  • Tuition Fees: £1,250

Learning Objectives

  • Analyse the structure of futures markets and how they are traded
  • Understand the concepts of options trading, including put and call options
  • Design different option strategies and create corresponding payoff profiles
  • Construct and trade different options strategies in real-time markets
  • Calculate potential profit, loss and breakeven on various options positions
  • Integrate the use of Forward Rate Agreements (FRA) in various financial situations
  • Critically evaluate the construction of swaps and apply them to different financial settings
  • Describe credit derivatives and define their suitability in different investment scenarios

Module Contents

  • Forwards, futures, options, swaps, collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps
  • Put and call options, payoff diagrams and basic options strategies
  • Forward Rate Agreements (FRAs) and their uses in financial markets
  • Applying forwards and swaps to achieve specific targets
  • Credit derivatives and their uses within different financial scenarios

  • Education - Undergraduate degree or 5 years work experience
  • English language - Proof of English proficiency IELTS 5.5 or equivalent

All the modules of the programme can be taken individually, as well as a wide range of other courses available within the London Academy of Trading portfolio.

Meet Our Delegates

Felipe Arana
"I think it's the best thing I've done for my education."
Felipe Arana
LAT - Level 5 Diploma
Hessa Hamad Al Ameeri
"What I love about it is that you have the mentors with you all the time, trading next to you. You can ask whatever question you want."
Hessa Hamad Al Ameeri
LAT - Level 5 Diploma
Piers Etson
"I found the course extremely beneficial and the mentors would help me every step of the way."
Piers Etson
LAT - Summer Trading School

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