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ITS_263 - Derivatives: Swaps, Options and Futures

Enrollment in this course is by invitation only

About This Course

This course creates a solid understanding of financial derivatives, and their fundamental role in today’s financial markets. We describe the difference between exchange traded and OTC derivatives, and the different types are explained through real life examples. Emphasis is also directed towards the pricing methods used without getting lost in the details.

Delegates will gain a thourough understanding of:

  • Trading and Hedging Techniques
  • How the Swap market works
  • Different types of Swaps_Product Knowledge
  • Asset and Liability Swap Applications
  • Pricing of Swaps
  • Futures Market
  • The use of Futures
  • Options Market
  • Exotic Options_Product Knowledge

Course Director

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Andrew Kinsey

Andrew has over 25 years’ experience in financial markets both for international and local (South African) institutions. He was a trader and senior manager in the derivatives and cash-trading environment, and worked as a Derivatives Trader at Nedcor, Standard Bank and Corpcapital Bank, trading foreign exchange, fixed income and equity assets. He was head of the ABN AMRO South Africa Money Market and Foreign Exchange unit. From 2008 to 2014 he was Head of Market and Trading Risk at the Purple Capital Group. This set the basis for the next period as he moved into risk management for hedge funds and in the online trading environment. This allowed him to build on his skills as a market trader to construct risk management systems, which illuminated granular market exposures as well as a communication tool for the business executives. At the same time he began to spend an increasing amount of time training and lecturing both graduates and experienced staff in market products and economics.

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