Introduction to Futures and Forwards

Introduction to Futures and Forwards

The very first video on this series was a general introduction to derivatives – their history, their main categories, as well as the main benefits and drawdowns of using such instruments. In the second video on this series, Gontran takes us through the first ‘linear’ (non-optional) derivatives like "Futures" and "Forwards".
Overview

Derivatives are a large and complex topic. In this segment, we will look at the first ‘linear’ (non-optional) derivatives, like futures and forwards.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is Delta 1?

  • What are Future payments?

  • What are Exchanges?

  • What are Forward payments?

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Gontran de Quillacq

Gontran de Quillacq

Gontran de Quillacq has 25 years of experience in derivatives trading, portfolio management, proprietary trading, structured products and investment research. He has worked with top-tier banks and hedge funds in both London and New York.

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