Futures Primer


Many managers and staff who are not investment specialists, find themselves in increasing contact with Futures and Options.  Since these products are unusual and can be complex, the result is often confusion and possibly expensive errors.

This one day course provides a comprehensive introduction to Traded Futures.  No prior knowledge is assumed but delegates should have a general awareness of Fixed Income Investments and Equities.

A successor course, Options Primer, builds on this course to cover Options, again assuming no prior knowledge of the product.


        Brokers and Dealers

        Fund Management Executives and Support Staff

        Operations Back Office and Mid Office Executives and Staff


        Internal and External Auditors & Lawyers

        IT Staff involved with these Products

        Compliance Officers and Regulators

        Lawyers (CPD credit)


-What are Futures?

-Background and Brief History.  Main Markets.

-Terminology and Types: Bond, Interest Rate, Index, Stock
Futures.  Outline of Commodity Futures.

-Contract and Pricing Details.

-Long and Short Positions.

-Profit and Loss Calculations.  Exercises.

-What is Margin?  Explanation of Initial and Variation Margin.
Use of Collateral.

-Role of Clearing House and Settlement Process.

-Trading Methods: Floor and Electronic Trading.

-Use of Futures in Speculation.  Gearing effect.  Example.  Exercise.

-Use of Futures in Hedging: Example, Exercise.

-Use of Futures in Asset Allocation.  Example.  Exercise.

There is a 10% discount for delegates booking both our Futures Primer and Options Primer together for the same delegate.

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Duration 1 day
Available as an in-house course. Details on request.

Investment Education PLC
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