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The Mechanics of Derivatives and Financial Products
Starting 26 April 2023
Delivered by distance learning over 16 weeks
Starting 26 April 2023
Delivered by distance learning over 16 weeks

Postgraduate Certificate course in Derivatives & Financial Products

In Partnership with Middlesex University


We can customise it to meet your specific training requirements. Contact Ted Bailey or call +44 (0) 20 8052 2090.

The mechanics of derivatives & financial products training course

Core modules

Unit 1 - Equities, Global Equity Markets and Indices

Unit 2 - Fixed Income Securities

Unit 3 - Money Market Securities, Foreign Exchange and Settlement

Unit 4 - Exchange Traded Funds and Collective Investment Schemes

Unit 5 - Exchange Traded Derivatives: Futures and Options

Unit 6 - Key Elements of Swaps

Unit 7 - Risk Management with Derivatives

Unit 8 - Trading Derivatives, Hedging and Investment Strategies

What you'll learn

  • The rationale, mechanics and risks/rewards for investors in a variety of financial instruments
  • These include options, futures, swaps, structured products, exchange traded funds and other collective investment vehicles - considered from the perspectives of the hedger, the speculator and, on the sell side, from the perspective of the originators and structurers
  • How these instruments function, the markets and platforms upon which they trade, and the motivations behind the selection of such instruments in constructing an investment portfolio

Postgraduate certificate option

You have the option to receive a postgraduate certificate validated by Middlesex University Business School.

You will need to submit an additional marked assignment of 5000 words, based on a continuing case study that runs throughout the duration of the course.

How you’ll learn

  • A new module is released every two weeks
  • Read the units online, save them to your computer or print them out
  • Study at your own pace
  • Efficient and cost effective - no need to travel or take time off work
  • Apply new skills and expertise to your work straight away

Is this course for you?

Watch expert trainer Clive Corcoran to find out.

D. Turner

Past delegate

Mechanics of Derivatives & Financial Products

Amazing, thank you. I have learned so much without having to compromise work or my home life. Great to interact with Clive on the forum - he has an answer for everything and his experience is invaluable.

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