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Winter Interterm Courses

Derivatives and Risk Management

Derivatives and Risk Management

FIN 3700/4700 - 4 credits

Location: Chicago, IL
Dates: December 3 - 7, 2012
Days: Monday - Friday
Time: 8 am - 6 pm
Instructors: Vaneesha Boney Dutra
Registration Deadline: October 1 or when course full (SPACE IS LIMITED)

Description: In this course students will travel to the heart of global derivative trading, Chicago, and gain firsthand knowledge and experience in developing investment strategies that utilize derivatives to manage risk.  Over $3 billion in global derivative trading volume takes place in Chicago, which is nearly twice the trading volume of New York (World Business Chicago, 2010).  Additionally, over half of exchange-based derivative trading in the U.S takes place in Chicago (World Business Chicago, 2010).  Students will have the opportunity to interact with trading professionals from the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and learn strategies firsthand from a professional money manager.   Daily classes will take place at the CBOE overlooking the trading floor which students will also tour.   Students will also hear guests lectures from traders and high ranking industry professionals. This course will offer an overview of derivative securities and introduce students to the practical application of using derivatives as a part of a portfolio investment strategy.   The course will discuss issues pertaining to the implementation and performance evaluation of investment strategies.  The course will conclude with student groups presenting their investment strategy which incorporates derivatives.

Approximate Travel Costs*:

Airfare: $350  (Students responsible for making flight arrangements)
Program Fee:  $1,000 (Covers double occupancy lodging and required activities.)
Food:  $50 per day (Approximate)
Subway Pass: $30 (Pass valid for 7 days)
Cancellation Fee: $1,000 (Non-refundable, applied if student drops course after registration)

*These figures are estimates and subject to change.  Cost of tuition is additional.

For more information contact Vaneesha Dutra at

To register, call Special Programs at 303-872360

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