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Introduction to Credit Derivatives

About This Course

The course provides an introduction to credit derivatives.

It covers the following topics:

  • The general concept of a derivative
  • How derivatives are useful
  • The basic concept of hedging
  • Basic types of credit derivatives
  • Credit Default Swaps
  • Total Rate of Return Swaps
  • Collateralized Debt Obligations
  • Risks associated with derivatives

Prerequisites

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?

No.

Does this course use any calculus?

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

  1. Course Number

    FIN_421_1
  2. Classes Start

    Sep 11, 2017
  3. Estimated Effort

    04:00
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