Course Overview

This course aims at understanding the crucial role played by derivatives in the financial system as a whole. When used correctly there are very few other instruments that can be as effective and beneficial to manage and reduce risk, as derivatives.

Who should enrol?

The workshop is specifically aimed at those entering the treasury/ global markets space and ancillary services to those areas (including IT, Audit, Credit, Risk), but would be beneficial to anyone in banking looking to gain an understanding of the industry.

  • Front Office Sales at Banks

  • Treasury and Trade Solutions Sales Staff

  • Operations staff moving into a Front Office role

  • Support areas (such as credit, legal and compliance)

  • Corporate Treasury Staff

Course curriculum

    1. The Basics

    2. Quiz

    1. Forwards and Futures

    2. Forward Exchange Contracts (FEC)

    3. Managing Forward Exchange Contracts

    4. Quiz

    1. Introduction to Swaps

    2. Foreign Exchange Swaps

    3. Introduction to Options

    4. Quiz

    1. Arbitrage Free Pricing Principle

    2. Quiz

    1. Hedgers and Speculators

    2. Quiz

About this course

  • $299.00
  • 24 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

Key Learning Outcomes

This comprehensive workshop will cover the following concepts

  • The Basics of Derivatives

  • Forwards and Futures

  • Swaps and Options

  • Arbitrage free pricing principle

  • Headgers and Speculatorshedge

  • Options and forward payoff profilespay

  • Cash Settled vs Physical delivery


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Meet who you will learn with

Lisa Ann Morris

Course Director

Lisa started work in the financial markets in 1998, primarily in the treasury dealing rooms at Standard Bank and later Rand Merchant Bank. Specialising in structured derivative products, her main focus was offering foreign exchange derivatives as structured solutions which later broadened into interest rate and commodity derivatives. FX options are her greatest passion. Her workshops are well attended throughout South Africa, Botswana, Kenya and other neighbouring regions.

Billy Viljoen

Course Director

Billy has over 20 years of experience in the financial markets. He currently acts as a consultant to some of South Africa’s major corporate clients on treasury risk management. He has held senior positions at two of South Africa’s major financial institutions both in South Africa and New York with the most recent being director and head of FX Options sales at ABSA Capital where he was responsible for the bank’s FX structuring business across South Africa. He is considered a subject matter expert in foreign exchange derivatives Billy through his years has obtained unparalleled dynamic hedging experience as a corporate client advisor and derivative structurer to clients located across Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Social proof: testimonials

“A great refresher!”

Debbie Hite | Nedbank South Africa | Senior Dealer

“Great introduction course!”

Phathu Matamela | Nedbank south Africa | Trainee Dealer

“Execellent course, I would highly recommend”

Siphosomhle Kamkam | Absa Africa | FX Trader

“The workshop was informative and helped me to gain a better understanding of trade and treasury products that will help me to cross sell to my clients.”

Shazmir Dhanji | Equity Bank Kenya | Business Growth

“The workshop was a great refresher and eye opener of treasury products. It improve my knowledge and skills in treasury product as we encounter/engage clients in the market. Handling clients dealing with international trade and FX made easier. I highly recommend the course to all staff in front office and marketing for cross selling and advisory services.”

Reuben Kimutai Ruttoh | Equity Bank Kenya | Business Growth

“It was very detailed, informative and would highly recommend attending.”

Irene Wanjiru Irungu | Equity Bank Kenya | Business Growth

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