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About This Course

The course provides an introduction to financial derivatives.

It covers the following topics:

  • The general concept of a derivative
  • How derivatives are useful
  • Basic types of equity derivatives
  • Basic types of fixed income derivatives
  • Risks associated with derivatives


This courses requires:

  • High school mathematics
  • A basic understanding of economics
  • A basic understanding of equity securities
  • A basic understanding of fixed income securities
  • A basic understanding of the time value of money
  • A basic understanding of financial credit risk

Course Staff

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Derrick Lewis

Former Managing Director, IFS, Inc.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to buy a textbook?


Does this course use any calculus?

No, it relies on basic mathematics, including algebra, probability, and statistics.

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  2. Classes Start

    Sep 11, 2017