Because of their flexibility and leveraged nature, options are powerful instruments that can be used effectively for hedging, arbitrage, financial engineering and speculation. This course provides participants with a detailed look at options and various aspects of options markets in both Europe and the U.S.

Course Content

  • Characteristics of options
  • History and development of options
  • Options markets
  • Use of options for hedging, arbitrage, financial engineering and speculation
  • Exchange-listed options
  • Over-the-counter options
  • Pricing of options
  • Swaptions
  • Options strategies
  • Variations on options
  • Option sensitivity measures (”the Greeks”)
  • Risks associated with options

Target Audience

Financial service professionals with at least 1 year experience in financial services who want to understand options.

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