Introduction to Derivatives Exchanges

Introduction to Derivatives Exchanges

Join Abdulla as he outlines the background of derivatives contracts, and discusses the development of the forwards/futures market throughout time.
Overview

Derivatives contracts in the form of forwards and options have been around for a very long time - around four thousand years.

Key learning objectives:

  • The growth of trading on derivative exchanges especially since the advent of financial futures and options contracts.

  • The move from country based exchanges to large cross border groupings.

  • The ‘demise’ of open outcry as a way of trading and its replacement by electronic screen based platforms.

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Abdulla Javeri

Abdulla Javeri

Abdulla’s career in the financial markets started in 1990 when he entered the trading floor of the London International Financial Futures Exchange, LIFFE, and qualified as a pit trader in equity and equity index options. In 1996, Abdulla became a trainer for regulatory qualifications and then for non-exam courses, primarily covering all major financial products.

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