Who Is It For?


This program is designed to prepare individuals for a career working in financial markets. It covers all of the major instruments that are traded and explains their key features and risks.  The program also covers how they are priced, how they are traded and how they are used to speculate and hedge by both institutions and customers.


By the end of the program participants will be able to:

  • Understand the terminology used and key features of the major products traded in the global financial markets
  • Identify the risks inherent in client and institution market exposures and positions
  • Appreciate the key benefits of derivative products
  • Apply hedging tools to manage risks

Benefits of Attending

Individuals who attend will:

  • Become familiar with the key features and uses of the major cash and derivative products traded in global financial markets
  • Experience the pressure and excitement of trading and decision making through engaging simulations and trading games
  • Develop skills in building and making effective presentations and sales pitches
  • Learn how to use derivative products to both trade and hedge and to appreciate the key factors involved in their pricing

Pre-Requisite Courses

There are no formal pre-requisites however a working knowledge of Excel and financial mathematics is important.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required for new entrants into financial markets. If you are a newly hired university graduate or a transitioning employee seeking promotion, this program is highly relevant.

Course Delivery

The course is delivered using an engaging combination of online instructor-led sessions and practical case studies, activities, exercises and examinations.

Course Activities

  • Online Video Learning
  • Exercises
  • Case Studies
  • Forum Discussions
  • Simulations
  • Examination
  • End of Program Review


This program is equivalent to a 10-DAY LIVE training program.  It is delivered over a 5 week period, with material being only available for another 6-months for your review.

Course Activities

In addition to the more traditional exercises and case studies, the graduate program includes a number of very interactive activities that are both highly educational and engaging for delegates. These include:

Real News Trading Simulation

Each Module begins with a presentation of actual current-event news stories. This reinforces the need for delegates to become aware of the news and analyzing the potential effects a story may have:

Participants access an online simulation program which requires them to take trading positions, within stated position limits, across 6 markets using real market prices. The positions are marked-to-market and traders are able to change their positions daily during the program duration.  A leader-board ranks the trading performance of each trader.