Economics – An Introduction to Derivatives

Mohamed Ahmed
North Melbourne

Forms last 3 weeks of'Principles of Economics'
OR taken as separate short course (3 Thursdays, 7:30pm, starting 19 November)

This course will describe the basic types of derivatives including SWAPS, Forwards, Futures, and Options as well as the basic concept of hedging. The course will also cover how to calculate the returns of these derivates, there uses, advantages & disadvantages and finally why and who invests in them. Finally the role of derivatives in relation to the GFC and the risks of derivatives will be discussed.

Mohamed Ahmed is a fund performance analyst for a major bank, and has provided private equity investment analysis on various sectors across Australia, Europe, the Americas, the Far East and the MENA region.

ACCEPTANCE: You will be notified by e-mail of your enrolment details, including course start date and venue address. Please check your e-mail in case of any unexpected change to these details.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: REFUNDS. Refunds are NOT issued except where a course is cancelled by the WEA. WEA Victoria cannot accept responsibility for changes in personal circumstances. ENROLMENT ACCEPTANCE AND CANCELLATION. You are accepted into the course upon payment in full, unless notified by us. Courses are dependent on sufficient enrolments, tutor availability and other circumstances outside our control, which may cause some courses to be postponed or cancelled. COURSE MATERIALS. Personal course material is the responsibility of the individual student. An additional charge will be made for photocopied notes, textbooks or any other course materials.

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