E-Learning Course - Options (Library of 10 courses)

  • ID: 306087
  • Training
  • Region: Global
  • KESDEE Inc
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A comprehensive e-learning product covering strategies, concepts and pricing of Options.

The themes of this product are:

- Fundamentals of Options contracts

- Knowledge of the concepts of Options

- Pricing of both American and European Options

- Mechanics of Option trading strategies by market participants

Course Overview:

Growth of internationalization has increased the use of derivative instruments in the financial markets. Financial Options have changed the face of finance by creating new ways to understand, measure, and manage risks. These should be considered part of any firm's risk-management strategy to ensure that value-enhancing investment opportunities are pursued.

This product is targeted at those individuals needing to understand the positions that can be taken in option transactions. It is an excellent product for anyone involved in option transactions, as it is filled with ideas for graphically detailing the risk/reward profile of various option positions. Analytical and numerical methods of option pricing have been dealt in detail.

After completing this course you will be conversant with:

- The concepts and terminologies used in Options market

- Different types of Options available in the financial market

- Application of various pricing models

- Identification of Options as a tool for speculative and hedging activities

Target Audience:

Every professional involved in the global financial services industry (as a provider, user, regulator or advisor of product/services, marketplace/exchange) would benefit from our innovative learning solutions.

Supervisory Agencies
Central Banks
Financial Institutions
Commercial Banks
Investment Banks
Housing Societies/Thrifts
Mutual Funds
Brokerage Houses
Stock Exchanges
Derivatives Exchanges
Insurance Companies
Multinational Corporations
Accountancy Firms
Consultancy Firms
Law Firms
Rating Agencies
Multi-lateral Financial Institutions
Others

Course Level and Number of Courses:
Basic & Intermediate Level
Library of 10 Courses

Instructional Method:
Dynamic, Interactive e-learning

Recommended Background:
Familiarity with basic financial concepts
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Library of 10 Courses on Options

Time taken to complete each Course: Two - Three hours

1. Options-Fundamentals

Objectives
Basics
Option Premium
Basic Options Positions

2. European Option Pricing

Objectives
Introduction
Single-period Binomial model
Multi-period Binomial model
Black-Scholes model

3. Options-The Greeks

Objectives
Introduction
Delta
Gamma
Theta
Vega
Rho

4. Options-American Style

Objectives
The Option of Early Exercise
Black-Scholes Option Pricing model
Binomial Option Pricing model

5. Trading Strategies

Objectives
Introduction
Covered strategies
Spreads
Straddles
Butterflies
Strangles
Summary of strategies

6. Interest Rate Options

Objectives
Introduction
Pricing
Caps, Floors and Collars
Trading Strategies

7. Currency Options

Objectives
Introduction
Types and Characteristics
Pricing
Uses of Currency Options

8. Swaptions

Objectives
Introduction
Swaption Variants
Pricing of Swaptions
Uses of Swaptions

9. Options on Futures

Objectives
Introduction
Quotations
Pricing

10. Exotic Options

Objectives
Introduction
Forward-Start Options
Compound Options
Chooser Options
Barrier Options
Look-back Options

JOB AIDS

Regulations
Disclosures
Benchmarking Data
Measurement Tools
Global Best Practices
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