CFA Level 1 Prep- Derivatives

Exam Weight 5% | Taught by Amit Parakh, CFA

Derivatives—financial instruments that derive their value from the value of some underlying asset—have become increasingly important and fundamental in effectively managing financial risk and creating synthetic exposures to asset classes. As in other security markets, arbitrage and market efficiency play a critical role in establishing prices.

This section builds the conceptual framework for understanding the basic derivatives (forwards, futures, options, and swaps), derivative markets, and the use of options in risk management.

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    Self paced
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    LanguagesEnglish
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    Published DateJul 19, 2018
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    Video: 15
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    Test: 9

Course Highlights

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    Understanding the basics of derivatives (forwards, futures, options)
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    Learn about derivative markets
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    Learn about the use of options in risk management

Schedule

Section 1 - Reading 57: Derivative Markets and Instruments
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    Derivative Markets, Forward Commitments and Contingent Claims
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    Reading 57 Quiz 1
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    Benefits and Criticisms of Derivatives
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    Reading 57 Quiz 2
Section 2 - Reading 58: Basics of Derivative Pricing
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    Fundamental Concepts and Price Versus Value
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    Forward Contracts-1
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    Forward Contracts- 2
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    Reading 58 Quiz 1
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    Futures Contract- 1
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    Futures Contracts- 2
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    Reading 58 Quiz 2
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    Swap Contracts
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    Reading 58 Quiz 3
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    European Option Pricing- 1
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    European Option Pricing- 2
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    European Option Pricing- 3
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    Reading 58 Quiz 4
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    Binomial Option Pricing Model - 1
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    Binomial Option Pricing Model- 2
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    Reading 58 Quiz 5
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    American Option Pricing Model
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    Reading 58 Quiz 6
Section 3 - Reading 59. Risk Management Applications
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    Option Strategies
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    Reading 59 Quiz 1
Section 4 - Downloads
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Instructor

Amit ParakhIndiaContact Instructor

Amit Parakh is one of the most qualified global trainers in the CFA Program and FRM space. He has a B-Com from Calcutta University and an MBA from IIMA. Having aced Chartered Accountancy (a national rank), FRM, CS, CFA exams all in first attempt, he knows what it takes. Amit has been with ICICI Bank in the structured finance division. He has also been a sell side equity analyst with JP Morgan. He carries an extensive experience of teaching specialized courses in derivative and fixed income.