Changes in investment restrictions in UCITS III have led to an increased interest in options as financial instruments. 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.
Characteristics of options
History and development of options
Use of options for hedging, arbitrage, financial engineering and speculation
Pricing of options
Variations on options (e.g., “knock-out”, caps & floors)
Option sensitivity measures (“the Greeks”)
Risks associated with options
1 day for up to 12 participants
Financial service professionals with at least 1 year experience in financial services who want to understand options.