Program Chairs

Nadeem Siddiq

Senior Legal Counsel, Scotiabank

Now is your chance to get up-to-speed on derivatives. Don’t miss out!

Derivatives play a huge role in the financial industry, yet many lack a sound understanding of their complex workings and the key regulatory underpinnings. But if you work in the financial industry, your knowledge must be comprehensive and up-to-date. Fundamentals of Derivatives is a unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of derivatives and the latest new developments in this vital field. Obtain a thorough understanding of the key principles, best practices, and documentation requirements necessary to confidently address the issues that arise in navigating the derivatives market and its rules and regulations.   

The global derivatives market is vast and intricately complex, and the number of corporations, financial institutions, and asset managers turning to these financial instruments to better manage risk and increase returns continues to grow. Worth trillons of dollars, derivative trading underpins the global economy, yet most people have a vague understanding of the mechanics of how these products work.

Constant changes to documentation requirements and evolving legal issues make it challenging to stay on top of things. If you are involved in any way in today’s lucrative yet risk-laden derivatives market, it is critical that your product and regulatory knowledge is thorough and completely up-to-date.

What you’ll learn

Derivatives defined: what are they and how are they used?

The role of derivatives in structured products

Applications in trading, hedging and arbitrage

Understanding the terminology and purpose of derivatives documentation

ISDA Master Agreements

Best practices relating to the holding and usage of collateral

How interest rate and currency swaps are used, structured and priced

Overview of the FX market and product range

The role of equity derivatives and their advantages

The role of equity derivatives and their advantages

Benefits and risks of credit derivatives in today’s market

Documentation requirements for cleared transactions and related regulation

Key updates in crucial areas of regulatory reform

“The online experience was incredible, perhaps more helpful than an in-person experience because the ability given to participants to playback portions of the course, as needed.”

Who Should Attend

Derivatives traders

Derivatives documentation staff

Securities lawyers

School trustees

In-House counsel at financial institutions, insurance companies, oil and gas companies, mutual fund companies, pension funds

Lawyers practicing in banking and finance, mutual funds, commercial law

Fund managers, private bankers and investment advisors

Compliance professionals

Heads of trading

Structured finance personnel

Financial regulators


Program Chairs

Nadeem Siddiq

Senior Legal Counsel, Scotiabank



“Great program. Very detailed and provides sufficient background information to comprehend the technical terms.”

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Recorded: Apr 20, 2023

$1,295 + TAX

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Substantive (Both Days)11h 15m
Professionalism (Both Days)50m
Total CPD (Both Days)12h 5m

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