Financial Markets

Introduction to Derivatives and Hedging: Part 1 of 3

Course Overview:

This course provides an introduction and starting point to understanding derivative instruments and their uses, and the concept of hedging and managing risk. The course begins by examining financial risk management and includes a five-step process to managing risk. Various types of financial risk encountered in the market, including interest rate risk, credit risk, and foreign exchange risk are defined and described. The course concludes by providing a brief overview and discussion of the various types of derivative categories covering interest rate derivatives, equity derivatives, foreign exchange derivatives, credit derivatives, and commodities.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, the course participant should be able to:
  • Define the various types of risk that impact financial markets.

  • Recognize proper financial risk management practices.

  • Identify the tools used to manage financial risk.

  • Prerequisites/Advanced Preparation:

    Basic knowledge of accounting and finance concepts and terminology

    Speaker / Author:

    Michael J. Walker
    Mich'l J. Walker, CPA
    Mich'l J. Walker is a New England-based Certified Public Accountant with over fourteen years of accounting experience in the financial services, information technology services and construction industries. He is currently a Vice President at one of the largest financial institutions in the world. He has an extensive technical accounting background that includes hands-on experience with U.S. GAAP, Canadian GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). His expertise includes the accounting for derivatives, fixed income investments & securitizations. He graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in Finance (1995) and a M.S. in Accountancy (2000).


    Price (USD)

    Standard: $24.95


    Course Code : 99WAL03a-v2

    Release Date : 03/24/2015
    Expire Date : 03/31/2023
    Credits :
    CPE 1.00
    QAS 1.00

    Length : 50min
    Course Level : Basic
    Course Type : New Standards
    Passing Grade : 70%
    Format Type : eLearning
    Field Of Study : Finance

    Theme : Financial Markets

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