Advanced Options Trading Course

Course Aims

This workshop is designed to provide an in-depth explanation of options, their pricing structures, the factors affecting option prices and how they are used in institutional portfolios and retail funds.

It is assumed that all delegates have either attended, or are familiar with, the concepts in the Introduction to Futures, Introduction to OTC Derivatives, Introduction to Options and Advanced Swaps modules.

Case studies will be woven into our course content wherever possible to allow for enhanced learning and initiate more robust group discussions.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, delegates will have a better understanding of:

  • Option pricing models – closed models versus binomial pricing
  • Price drivers and risk factors
  • The Greeks and risk management
  • Using options for hedging or speculation
  • Exotic options

Who should attend?

As long as they possess some knowledge of swaps and derivatives, our advanced options training course is suitable for new entrants to the industry and staff within the following areas:

  • Investment administration and operations
  • Investments
  • IT and software development
  • Client services (including call centres)
  • Risk management
  • HR and training
  • Legal and compliance
  • Senior management
  • Sales and marketing
  • Finance and accounting
  • PR and recruitment firms

Content

  • Basic options refresh
  • Option pricing models
  • Price drivers
  • Understanding the Greeks
  • Exotic options