Derivatives Training

Duration: 1 Day

Location: Clarion Hotel, IFSC, Dublin 1

CPD Hours: 6 CPD Hours

Full Fee: €494

Network Members Fee: €395

Programme overview

This one day Derivatives training course provides a comprehensive overview of currency forwards, futures, options and swaps.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, in relation to futures, options, CFDs and swaps, participants will be able to

  • Describe the different types of contract
  • Explain how derivatives trading takes place
  • Explain how fund managers use different types of derivatives
  • Calculate income, gains & losses on derivatives trading
  • Describe the potential benefits and risks associated with trading different types of derivatives

Who is the course for

Staff with little or no experience of derivatives.

Course Content

  • Futures
    • Background
    • Contract types
    • Trading
    • Margin
    • Gains & losses
    • Uses, benefits & risks
  • Options
    • Terminology
    • Exchange-traded options
    • Over-The-Counter (OTC) instruments
    • Premium, gains & losses
    • Strategies, benefits & risks
  • Contracts for difference (CFD’s)
    • Types
    • Trading
    • Benefits & risks
  • Interest rate swaps
    • Flows
    • Uses
    • Benefits & risks
  • Overview of total return swaps and currency swaps

Trainer Profile

Alan Farrell, FCCA, is the founder of Quickstep Consulting. He has over 20 years experience in the funds industry and has also lectured extensively on financial risk management and accounting topics.