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  • Derivative Markets: Trading and Risk Management

Derivative Markets: Trading and Risk Management

Short Overview
The aim of this program is to present and analyse the financial securities of derivative markets, the basic valuation methods, and their characteristics. In addition, it aims to present ways that these instruments may be used for hedging, arbitrage, and investments. Along with a theoretical description of products and strategies an extensive use of analytical examples will take place with real data from international markets (e.g., commodity futures, financial futures, energy futures, etc.) and the Athens Stock Exchange.
Learning Goals
After the completion of the course students should be able to:
  • Understand the operation of modern derivative markets Value these products
  • Choose the right instrument to open a position in the market, depending on their expectations and their risk profile
  • Use these products for investments
  • Understand and create the appropriate hedging strategies arbitrage strategies depending on the nature of the particular risk that needs to be covered.
Program Value
Within the program we present detailed trading examples with real data from international markets (e.g., commodity futures, financial futures, energy futures, etc.) and the Athens Stock Exchange.
Evaluation Method And Final Grade Computation
In the last week (11th week) there will be an evaluation of the trainees (examinations with remote examination via electronic online presence) in multiple choice questions. Successful completion of the program and the awarding of a training certificate requires a final grade of at least 50%.
Learning Method Description
The program uses the eLearning educational method: learning takes place purely asynchronously (that is, on days and hours that serve the trainee, without mandatory attendance at a specific time or day), exclusively remotely (using a special educational platform via the internet from the trainee's area) and using digital educational tools such as video lectures, interactive self-assessment exercises, and other elearning tools that ensure effective and flexible individual self-learning. The program's training material becomes available at specific time periods, based on the training path followed, and then remains available on the training platform without restrictions throughout the duration of the program.
Teaching Language
Application deadline: 05/10/2024
Program start: 15/10/2024
Program completion: 15/12/2024
Scientific area
Way to follow
ECTS units: 2
Hours of asynchronous training: 30
Includes training hours (indicative) using an asynchronous distance learning (eLearning) platform.
Additional hours of employment: 30
Additional hours of work are included (indicative) and may include individual study, writing assignments, participation in field visits, participation in exams, etc.
Total hours: 60
The total hours include hours of synchronous and asynchronous training, as well as additional hours of employment.
Weeks of training: 9
Weeks in which activities of any kind are planned are included.
Vocational Education and Training Certificate
Trainees who successfully complete the program are granted a Vocational Education and Training Certificate of the Center for Education and Lifelong Learning of the Athens University of Economics and Business, which is accompanied by a Supplement to the Certificate, detailing the subject of the program, the thematic units attended by the trainee , as well as the training methodology followed.
Target Audience
  • Banking executives and financial institution executives who wish to obtain more specialised knowledge in derivative instruments and trading market
  • Business executives who use derivative instruments to hedge risks related to commodity prices, interest rates, etc.
  • Money and capital market investors who wish to obtain more detailed knowledge on derivative markets and instruments
  • Higher education graduates and students who wish to obtain more detailed knowledge on derivative markets and instruments
  • High school graduates with knowledge and experience of investing and financial transactions who wish to obtain more detailed knowledge on derivative markets and instruments
Prerequisite Knowledge
  • High school diploma.
  • Knowledge and experience of financial transactions.
  • Analytical thinking and understanding of basic statistical concepts.
Scientific Responsible
Program Tutors
Mode And Frequency Of Communication
Communication between trainers and trainees is purely asynchronous, via emails and/or personal messages through the training platform.
The total amount of tuition is €300 and is paid in two installments. The first installment (€150) is paid as an advance before the start of the courses, to secure a place, and the second (€150), is paid before the program is half completed. In the event of a discount, the above amounts are reduced proportionally. Especially in the case of a 20% discount, the above amounts are set at €240 (total amount), €150 (first installment - advance payment) and €90 (second installment).
Trainees are informed of the installment amounts and related deadlines via email upon their acceptance into the program.


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