CISI Diploma: Financial Derivatives

Accredited CISI Training

The CISI Diploma: Financial Derivatives training course consists of ten full training days, split over three sessions, with an optional revision for those taking the CISI Diploma examination.

The sessions are either three or four days in length, and are focussed on a specific attribute of financial derivatives. The courses have been scheduled to allow for sufficient time in between each of the sessions for delegates to consolidate their learnings.

Duration: 10 days (split over three sessions) plus optional revision day
This course is also available as a Distance Learning Course
Dates: CISI Course Calendar
Cost: Full tutored course: £3,500 + VAT
(Distance Learning Course: £450 +VAT or £800 with tutored revision day)
Discounts for multiple bookings are available
Course level: CISI Diploma
CISI Diploma Course Syllabus
Tutor: Paul Kitching BSc(Econ), MSc(Fin), ATII, MCT
Tutor bio
Included: Full tutored course:
  • 10 days training (& optional revision day), with refreshments and lunch provided
  • Slide pack of all slides used during each training day
  • Workbook study guide
  • Selected readings
  • Exam questions with full detailed solutions
  • On-going online tutor support (email / Skype)

This course is also available as a distance learning module.
CISI Diploma, Financial Derivatives: Distance Learning Module
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Session agendas:

Session 1 of the training programme focusses on introducing delegates to the various financial derivative instruments currently used in the markets, their profiles, primary uses and key features. Instruments covered include; FRA's, Futures (STIRs and Bonds), Swaps, Options, Credit Derivatives (3 days).

Session 2 of the programme builds on the topics covered during Session 1, by focussing on how to price and mark-to-market derivative instruments ( 4 days).

Session 3 the final part of the programme brings together the key learning points from Sessions 1 and 2 by looking at the common uses of derivatives and derivative products in today's capital markets (3 days).

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