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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.
    Catalog Number: 99WAL03a-v2
    CPE Credits: 1 Registry / 1 QAS
    Author: Michael J. Walker
    Advanced Preparation:
    Basic knowledge of accounting and finance concepts and terminology
    Course Level: Basic
    Field of Study: Finance
    Content Partner: SmartPros Ltd.
    QAS: QAS Certified based on 50 minute hours.
    Course Type: Self-study
    Minimum Passing Grade: 70%
    Soft/Hardware Reqs.:  Adobe Acrobat® Reader for the .pdf files
     Adobe® Flash® Player 9 or higher
     56k or Greater Internet Connection
     Modern DHTML Compatible Browser
     Ram: 256 MB minimum
     Windows or Mac OS
    Release/Expiration Dates: Mar 24, 2015 / Dec 31, 2020