Title of the Program: OVERVIEW OF DERIVATIVES & DERIVATIVES PRODUCTS ______________________________________________________________________________ Program Director: Dr. Rekhakala A.M. ______________________________________________________________________________ Additional Program Facilitator: Prof. Edwin Castelino ______________________________________________________________________________ Program Duration: 2 days ______________________________________________________________________________ Program Overview: For the Indian IT industry, the BFSI segment is an important part of their operations. As part of the business development, the project managers in IT companies have to interact with the banking and brokerage clients. And for effective client interaction, the analyst or manager must have a very good idea of the underlying domain. Very often, the IT project managers, who essentially come from a technical background, do not generally have a clear idea of the finance domain – especially, a segment such as derivatives. The two day workshop is intended to give the IT project managers and other client facing IT professionals an overview of the financial derivatives – essentially, products such as forwards, futures, swaps and options. Program Objectives: To understand and appreciate all aspects of financial derivatives and derivative instruments To learn the terminology used in derivative contracts such as: long and short position, order book, types of orders, order matching mechanism, volume of trade, open interest, option types, expiry dates etc. To provide an idea of the contract specifications for a variety of derivative contracts relating to futures and options with the help of a few examples from futures and options exchanges around the world To learn why banks, financial institutions and derivative traders use derivatives To deliberate upon risk hedging strategies through derivatives At the end of this program, the participants will be able to understand the derivatives products which would help them in handling software development or maintenance of project dealing with derivatives Program Coverage: Introduction to financial markets Derivatives market Forwards & Futures Options Swaps Program Pedagogy: The methodology would include mix of lectures, exercises, discussion (live trading examples on NSE & BSE stock exchanges) etc. Target Participant Profile: 1. IT professionals working in BFSI segment with software development companies who would like to get familiar with the financial product called “Derivatives” 2. Project Managers and Business Analysts in IT companies who have to frequently interact with clients in the banking, investments and brokerage industry and have felt a need to better understand the derivatives domain. Profile of Program Facilitators: Dr. Rekhakala A.M. Faculty, Finance Area, Alliance University, School of Business A postgraduate in commerce & management has been awarded Ph.D., in Finance & Banking. She is also a post graduate in computer application. She was in the industry for about 5 years and has been teaching since for the past 12 years. She has presented & published nearly 20 research papers in International & National conferences in the finance area on the topics like monsoon risk securitization through options, concentration risk profile of Indian banks, risk management in banks, credit risk management, measuring interest rate risk etc. She has been conducting management education program with specific emphasis on finance through on-line and off-line teaching to the business executives from different companies like Infosys, Accenture, Titan, Wipro, IBM, HAL, Axis Bank etc. Prof. Edwin Castelino Faculty, Finance Area, Alliance University, School of Business Prof. Edwin is a PGDM from IIM-A, and has also done an advanced management program from the Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania. He has over 25 years of work experience in the area of Financial Markets, Mutual Funds, and Derivatives. He has worked with SBI Capital Markets, SBI Mutual Funds, SBI New York and the India Magnum Fund, a joint venture of Morgan Stanley Asset Management, USA. He set up the leasing desk in SBI Capital Markets. He also worked as a consultant to Inter Commercial Bank Ltd, Trinidad. Prof. Edwin has conducted several corporate training programs in the areas of Financial Markets, Derivatives, International Payment Systems, and Analysis of Financial Statements etc. for a number of companies that include: IBM, EDS, Deutsche Bank, Perot Systems etc.
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