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Using Vanilla Options

Course level: Foundation
Delivery method: Classroom
Duration:  2 days
Schedule: On request


This course provides delegates with a sound understanding of modern vanilla equity options and markets. Training is delivered with an emphasis on practical knowledge and avoids complex mathematical formula.

This course is designed for those wanting a good understanding of equity derivatives, without yet needing to be a professional  trader (see here for that). It will provide delegates with the practical skills, understanding and language that is required by a buy-side user, and/or when working with colleagues and clients in this field. A module on FX options can be added on demand.

What will you learn?

The main products are described, focusing on the features that are relevant day-to-day.

Their usage is reviewed from a buy-side perspective, including many of the strategies deployed by the different types of end-users: investors, hedgers, and speculators.

The roles of the main players in the current markets are discussed, describing typical customer flows and the structure of supply-demand.

Due care is paid to details of market practices and conventions, and delegates will participate in exercises to acquire practical knowledge to take back to the workplace.

Who is this course for?

Are you a beginner to derivatives?

Are you a buy-side portfolio manager, looking to expand your use of vanilla derivatives ? 

Are you a sell-side salesperson or broker?

Are you a legal, IT or other business support professional working alongside derivative professionals?

Are you derivatives professional in another asset class, seeking to expand into equities?

Are you a cash equity professional, seeking to expand into derivatives?

Are you a manager who needs to understand the risks taken by your reports?

What are the pre-requisites?

A basic understanding of financial markets is desirable but not essential. Some Excel knowledge will enable delegates to benefit fully from the workshops and exercises.

What next?

This course is available privately on-demand. Please contact us for discuss details.

This course is not yet available publicly through our training partners - though check here for more recent update.


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