Derivatives Professional Certificate: Online

New York Institute of Finance


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Derivatives Professional Certificate: Online

Develop a comprehensive, practical understanding of derivative instruments including market conventions, contract specifications, valuation, trading strategies and the regulation of derivatives markets.

The Online Professional Certificate in Derivatives encompasses the following core courses:
• Derivative Instruments
• Forwards and Futures
• Options
• Risk Management Using Derivatives
• Equities
• Fixed Income Securities
• Asset Backed Securities

All courses must be completed within one year with a score of at least 70% in each module.

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MO1 - Fundamentals (duration: 1 Hr 40 Mins)

  • Attitudes towards Risks
  • Diversification
  • Market Portfolio
  • Capital Asset Pricing Model
  • Compounded Returns
  • Asset Price Process
  • Unit Zero Coupon Bonds
  • Spot Rates

MO2 - Forwards and Futures Contracts (duration: 20 Mins)

  • Spot, Forward, and Futures Contracts
  • Trading Volume and Open Interest

MO3 - Forwards and Futures Valuation (duration: 1 Hr 10 Mins)

  • No-Arbitrage
  • Forward Payoffs
  • Cash and Carry Arbitrage
  • Basis and Cost of Carry
  • Financial Assets and FX Forwards
  • Risk-Neutral Valuation
  • Convergence

MO4 - Commodity Markets (duration: 25 Mins)

  • Commodity Markets
  • Crude Oil Forward Curve
  • Commodity Markets Scenarios
  • Seasonal Commodities and No-Arbitrage

MO5 - Hedging with Forwards and Futures (duration: 25 Mins)

  • Hedging
  • Hedging with Equity Index Futures

MO6 - Short Term Financial Forwards and Futures (duration: 1 Hr)

  • Yield Curves
  • Forward Zeros and Forward Interest Rates
  • Spot and Forward Interest Rate
  • Rate Lock
  • Forward Rate Agreement
  • Eurodollar Futures
  • Federal Funds and FED Funds Futures

MO7 - Long Term Financial Forwards and Futures (duration: 20 Mins)

  • Treasury Futures

Review Quiz (45 Mins)

MO1 - Swap Fundamentals (duration: 40 Mins)

  • Swaps
  • Simple Swap
  • Swap Price and Value
  • Swap Term Sheet

MO2 - Interest Rate Swaps: Basics (duration: 2 Hours 10 Mins)

  • Unit Annuity
  • Unit Coupon Bond
  • Floating Rate Notes
  • Forward Rate Agreement
  • Interest Rate Swap
  • The Swap Rate
  • The Swap Rate Cont.

MO3 - Interest Rate Swaps: Advanced Topics (duration: 1 Hr 10 Mins)

  • Forwards Swaps
  • OIS Swaps
  • Swaps and CDS Supplement
  • Rate Swaps: Applications

MO4 - Equity Swaps (duration: 30 Mins)

MO5 - Cross-Currency Swaps (duration: 40 Mins)

Review Quiz – (45 Mins)

MO1 - Foreign Exchange Markets (duration: 30 Mins)

  • Overview
  • Managing FX Risk

MO2 - Foreign Exchange Forwards and Futures (duration: 50 Mins)

  • Overview
  • Deliverable and Non-Deliverable Forwards

MO3 - FX Swaps and Cross Currency Swaps (duration: 20 Mins)

MO4 - Swaps and CDS (duration: 1 Hour 40 Mins)

  • Interest Rate Derivatives: Futures
  • Asset Swaps
  • Asset Swaps (Cont.)
  • Credit Derivative
  • Portfolio Credit Default Swap
  • Credit Indices

MO5 - Case Study (duration: 1 Hour 10 Mins)

Review Quiz - (45 Mins)

MO1 - The Basics (duration: 20 Mins)

MO2 - Option Contracts (duration: 50 Mins)

  • Payoffs of Vanilla Calls and Puts
  • Replication and Put-Call Parity
  • Payoffs and P/L

MO3 - Participants and Strategies (duration: 2 Hr 10 Mins)

  • Participants
  • Long Positions and Bull Spreads
  • Understanding Binomial Tree

MO4 - Option Pricing (duration: 1 Hr 30 Mins)

  • Pricing Models
  • Black-Scholes Merton
  • R-Example

MO5 – Review (duration: 45 Mins)

Review Quiz – (90 Mins)

MO1 - Greeks (duration: 2 Hr)

  • Delta and Gamma
  • Theta
  • Vega
  • Stock Pinning

MO2 - American Options (duration: 1 Hr 50 Mins)

  • Introduction
  • Monte Carlo Simulation
  • Suggested Reading

MO3 - Volatility (duration: 20 Mins)

  • Review Quiz - (90 Mins)

Duration : 1 Hour