Advanced Financial Derivatives
26 October @ 9:00 am - 27 October @ 3:00 pm690 EUR
Advanced Financial Derivatives
Global derivatives markets have permanently changed the world of finance. In addition to basic financial derivatives, some institutions routinely use more complex derivative instruments. Their advantage is seen in improved adaptability to the needs and desires of specific users. Similar to the instruments themselves however, the risks involved are also more subtle and complex.
The purpose of this intensive workshop is to provide participants a sound and practical understanding of the mechanics, pricing and applications of more advanced derivative instruments. The advanced-level programme assumes that participants will be familiar with the basic concepts of derivatives. We will start with currency derivatives, where option combinations, different strategies, volatilities and delta hedging will be discussed in more detail. We will proceed with a discussion about interest rate derivatives, with futures and swaps. The mechanics of plain vanilla interest rate swaps will be explained, and examples of swap cash flows and valuation will be given. A range of advanced swaps will also be discussed. Finally, options and exotic options, structured products and basics of credit derivatives will be explained. The course will increase skills and various applications of derivative instruments, and teach participants how to tailor effective hedging strategies.
- Currency derivatives
- currency futures and options
- option combinations
- volatility and volatility trading
- option sensitivities (Greeks)
- delta hedging
- Interest rate derivatives
- interest rate swaps, valuation
- cases of trading and hedging
- advanced swaps
- Cross currency swap
- Equity index futures and hedging strategies
- Interest rate options
- Exotic options
- Structured products
- Basics of credit derivatives
Who should attend?
- derivatives traders
- risk managers
- asset and liability managers
- treasurers and corporate treasurers
- middle office and back office personnel
- accountants and risk management
- finance professionals at corporations
- portfolio managers
The workshop comprises discussions, short problems and exercises, and short cases. Practical examples will be even more in -depth, and suitable for those who often trade or use derivatives to hedge their positions. Overall, the programme aims to impart a detailed and practical understanding of a range of complex FX and interest rate derivative instruments in such a manner that the knowledge gained can be immediately applied in the context of trading, structuring and pricing, and risk management. We will explore and apply the different strategies, techniques and methods commonly employed by the industry. Participants will gain working knowledge of the use of different derivative instruments for hedging and trading. Sophisticated mathematics is not a prerequisite. However, participants should be familiar with financial products and basic financial mathematics. Due to the use of practical examples and exercises, participants require a financial calculator (HP 17B or similar).
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Jernej Doles is the founder and managing director of Omega Finance. He was formerly general manager and chief dealer in the financial markets department at NLB d.d. He was responsible for all of the bank’s trading activities, including on the FX, money market, fixed income, derivatives, and customer desks. Through trading different financial instruments, he also gained a great deal of practical experiences with financial risks. Mr. Doles has many years of experience teaching and consulting on financial topics, such as derivatives, hedging portfolios, fixed income, equities, and risk management. He has held courses at different educational institutions in Europe. For further information about Jernej Doles please click here.