Forward Rate Agreements (FRA)
This module covers Forward Rate Agreements, or FRAs. FRAs are one type of forward contract, in which two counterparties agree on an interest rate to be paid on a 'deposit' or 'loan' at a future date. This module will look at how interest accrues on these agreements, the factors necessary to hedge with an FRA, the uses of FRAs in speculating, and how a forward curve is constructed.
This course replicates the content from module 2 of the course Forwards and Futures: Pricing and Risks.
CPE Credits: 1
Program Details (NASBA) View
|Prerequisites||Derivative Instruments or equivalent level of knowledge.|
|Advance Preparation||No advance preparation required.|
|Recent Revision Date||June 4, 2015|
|Instructional Delivery Method||QAS Self Study|
|Field of Study||Specialized Knowledge and Applications|
Duration : 1 hour
- Defining an forward rate agreement
- Hedging with forward rate agreements
- Speculating with forward rate agreements
- How forward rate agreements are priced
- How the forward curve is constructed