Quintessential Derivatives: 1-Hour Roller-coaster Ride on Futures, Forwards, Options and Swaps

Derivatives are probably the most interesting financial instruments, because they can derive their value from almost anything. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange trades (basically bets) on weather patterns such as snowfall, temperature and frost! There are futures traded on hurricanes. How about that for Macabre!

The question is, what makes derivatives so interesting? How do derivatives benefit the financial system? What is at the nucleus of the derivatives market? More importantly, why should students and professionals in finance, such as you, take derivatives seriously?

To answer these questions, and to help you understand derivatives, learno.co is organizing a webinar in collaboration with Amit Parakh, IIM A alumnus and a global CFA trainer for more than 11 years.

Join Amit Parakh, as he takes the participants on a riveting session on the fundamentals and applications of derivatives.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the fundamentals of derivatives
  • Learn more on the types of derivatives: Futures, Forwards, Options and Swaps
  • Know the uses and applications of derivatives
  • Learn why derivatives are so crucial in financial markets

Derivatives-in-Action: Trading and Risk Management with Derivatives

Derivatives have some fascinating applications, for example, trading a real estate property based on expectation of funds in future. Food processors can use it to minimize risk of fluctuating prices of agricultural produce.

Derivatives help businesses and traders carry out useful transactions such as arbitraging, protecting from future volatility, improving safety of business, and transact without actual-selling. However, the more advanced the financial markets become with time, the more complex derivatives trading get. How do you get to understand the nitty-gritties of derivatives markets better?

By joining the upcoming webinar on learno.co, led by Amit Parakh, IIM A alumnus and a global CFA trainer for more than 11 years, you will learn the key elements of trading and risk management with derivatives.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the fundamentals of trading with derivatives
  • Understand the fundamentals of risk management with derivatives
  • Learn how businesses mitigate their risk on adverse price movement
  • Get clarity on the use of options, forwards, swaps and futures in trading and risk management

About Amit Parakh

Amit Parakh is one of the most qualified global trainers in the CFA Program and FRM space. He has a B-Com from Calcutta University and an MBA from IIMA. Having aced Chartered Accountancy (a national rank), FRM, CS, CFA exams all in the first attempt, he knows what it takes. Amit has been with ICICI Bank in the structured finance division. He has also been a sell-side equity analyst with JP Morgan. He carries an extensive experience of teaching specialized courses in derivative and fixed income.