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Certificate in Derivatives Market Strategies (CDMS)

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.

YOU WILL DEVELOP

Compliance with licensing requirements allowing you to sell exchange-traded options to the public. Compliance with licensing requirements allowing you to apply for licensing to sell futures to the public Compliance with licensing requirements (along with the Canadian Commodities Supervisors Exam) to carry out discretionary portfolio management (with futures)
Deep knowledge of the derivatives environment Know-how that can branch into stock futures, options, or supervisory training A strong understanding of risk principles as they relate to derivatives

LEARNING PATHWAY

DFC OLC DFOL DFC FLC FLC OLC TAC OSTC CAI FRM

*Note: Completion of elective courses must be different than the mandatory courses.

NOTICE – 5 YEAR RULE: The educational path must be completed not more than 5 years prior to application to receive 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.

LEADS TO careers SUCH AS:

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