Analysing the Derivative Market II: Options - Workshop 2017

This workshop aims to provide you with the basic and practical knowledge in the structure and function of the derivative market. It is a follow-up to “Introduction to Derivative Market I”. It discusses the basics of an option, intrinsic value and time value, profit and loss diagram and factors affecting the option value.

Key topics covered:

  • Quick Reminder on Derivatives
  • What is an option?
  • Intrinsic value and time value
  • Profit and loss diagram
  • Types of option-based products
  • Factors affecting option value

Trainer profile:

Dr. M. K. Lai, Principal Consultant, Executive Training and Management Consultancy Company Limited

Since 2000, Dr Lai has been offering professional consulting services and quality training programs to many financial institutions, business firms, professional bodies and academic organisations. He obtained a doctorate in finance at the London Business School. He is a CFA charter holder and a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA). He has published a number of professional books and articles.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the basic characteristics of options
  • Examine the different types of options
  • Gain insights on the factors affecting the value of an option


This workshop is suitable for accountants, auditors, finance professionals and anyone who is interested in enhancing their understanding of derivative products in terms of options.

3 hours