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Mastering Financial Products and Derivatives
6 February 2023, Live in Central London
6 February 2023, Live in Central London

Master real world applications of financial products and their derivatives

A three-day practical training course


We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements and deliver it face-to-face or digitally. Contact Leigh Kendall for more information.

Mastering Financial Products and Derivatives

Learn how to

  • Understand the underlying financial asset classes – equities (including ETFs), bonds, currencies and commodities
  • Master global markets and platforms where financial instruments are traded
  • Apply asset allocation and portfolio construction techniques
  • Appreciate the essential characteristics of financial derivatives – swaps, futures, options and structured products
  • Understand the mechanics and engineering principles behind the structuring of financial derivatives. The role of derivatives in hedging and risk management of a portfolio
  • Be compliant in the regulatory environment, spot issues and ensure best practice in the application of derivatives to investment and trading

Case studies and practical sessions

  • High Frequency Trading (HFT) and growth of alternative trading venues in US and Europe, dark pools
  • UK gilt market, types of gilts, index linked gilts, role of GEMM’s, role of Debt Management Office, nature and trading of STRIPS
  • The repo market and secured overnight financing rates
  • SPAN technique for modelling maximum probable intraday risk
  • Hedging an equity portfolio with option
  • Credit Default Swaps, how they work and how they are quoted

Is this the course for you?

"This course has been more useful for me than other courses I've attended. It covered many topics that I deal with at work on a daily basis. The course data is very up to date!"

Past delegate, IFF Training

Watch expert trainer Clive Corcoran to find out more.

Why choose IFF Training

Learn from the best

  • Track Record - we have been delivering expert training to the banking, finance and energy sectors since 1991
  • Innovation - our courses are continually reviewed so you can be sure they are focusing on the most current issues
  • Knowledge - all of our trainers are highly experienced practitioners and leading subject matter experts so you can be confident you are learning from the best
  • Small Class Sizes - to aid learning and increase your personal interaction with the trainer
  • Value - we provide a practical training experience with skills that can be used immediately to gain a tangible return on your investment

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CPD Certified

Engaging in Continuing Professional Development ensures that both academic and practical qualifications do not become out-dated or obsolete; allowing individuals to continually ‘up skill’ or ‘re-skill’, regardless of occupation, age or educational level. This course has been assessed and is CPD certified.