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Certificate in Derivatives Market Strategies

Welcome to the dynamic derivatives landscape – home of some of the most complex financial instruments in the investment community. The Certificate in Derivatives Market Strategies helps unravel this complex topic into actionable knowledge that you can immediately employ in your current or future role. If you are looking to be recognized as a specialist who understands the more complex facets of the market – the CDMS is right for you.


An advanced global proficiency standard in derivatives Advanced knowledge in the features, benefits and risks of exchange traded and OTC derivative products. A deep understanding of how derivatives are used to manage interest rate, equity, currency and commodity risk
Competence in the various trading techniques using options and futures. Understanding of how derivatives are used to help create structured products. A deep understanding of the supply and demand fundamentals of various financial and commodity markets.



NOTICE – 5 YEAR RULE: The educational path must be completed not more than 5 years prior to being granted the certificate. If an individual has exceeded the 5 year time line, completion of the highest level requirement in the educational path (or equivalent) will be required prior to being granted the certificate.


  • Institutional Trader
  • Investment Advisor
  • Risk Management Professional
  • Corporate Officer
  • Corporate Finance Specialist/Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager