Analysing the derivative market I: Futures forwards and swaps - Workshop 2018

My Offerings


This course aims to provide the participants with the basic and practical knowledge in the structure and function of the derivative market. It discusses the characteristics of derivatives, trading strategies and futures-based contracts in terms of futures, forwards and swaps.

Key topics covered:

  • What is a derivative product?
  • Characteristics of derivatives
  • Trading strategies
  • Futures
  • Forwards
  • Swaps

Trainer profile:

Dr M. K. Lai is the Principal Consultant of Executive Training and Management Consultancy Company Limited. Since 2000, he has been offering professional consulting services and quality training programs to many financial institutions, business firms, professional bodies and academic organizations. He obtained a doctorate in finance at the London Business School. He is a CFA charterholder and a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA). He has published a number of professional books and articles.


  • Understand the basic characteristics of derivatives
  • Examine basic derivative products of futures, forwards and swaps
  • Gain insights on how to use derivatives


This program is suitable for accountants, auditors, finance professionals and anyone who is interested in enhancing their understanding of derivative products in terms of futures, forwards and swaps.



3 hours