Derivatives: Markets and Models

Discover how derivative instruments are an integral part of your professional finance toolkit.

Some dramatic cases have highlighted that these powerful instruments are easily misapplied. Gain the necessary skills to become an informed user of derivatives and learn how to avoid using them incorrectly.

This programme introduces a wide variety of derivative instruments and their characteristics. You also study the mathematical models developed to price and hedge these products. 

Finally, explore the limitations of these models and how this affects their practical application. 

Attend lectures every Tuesday evening (18.45 to 21.30) for ten weeks, and take your learning straight back to work the following day. Tutorials are available every other Thursday evening to consolidate your learning. You can attend these in person or remotely.

How this programme fits into the portfolio

This programme is the third in the Investment Management portfolio. As each programme builds upon learning from the previous, we recommended that you take them in the following sequence:

  1. 1. Equity Portfolio Management
  2. 2. Fixed Income Markets and Bond Portfolio Management
  3. 3. Derivatives: Markets and Models.

Why complete all three?

Complete all three programmes and become a member of the Executive Education alumni community, with exclusive access to an international network of business professionals.

  • Duration: One evening x 10 weeks
  • Location: London
  • Programme start dates:


    • 2016 dates TBC*

    *Fees subject to annual review

Contact Us

Contact Aasim Ali, Programme Associate.


Tel: +44(0) 20 7000 7382

Other programme dates

Equity Portfolio Management October - December 2015 (dates TBC)

Fixed Income Markets and Bond Portfolio Management: 27 January – 31 Mar 2015