School of Economics and Finance


This course will provide students a general overview of exchange-traded futures and options (derivatives), from the perspective of a market participant ie, where are they traded? Who trades derivatives? The composition of a trade? Order types available? What happens after the trade? What is the impact of Information Technology on trading? Further, the course will clarify definitions relating to trading derivatives, evaluating option pricing using synthetics, assessing risk, the impact of margin and various equity option strategies will be simulated.