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Certificate in Derivatives Market Strategies

Become a recognized specialist in the most dynamic area of finance today with CSI's Certificate in Derivatives Market Strategies.

This educational path is your solid entry point into the rewarding  careers related to the use of derivatives . The use of these instruments including options, futures and swaps, is common place now extending to managing risk in both financial and non-financial settings, trading in both an institutional and retail setting and structuring various types of financial products like ETFs and structured notes. As a recipient of a Certificate in Derivatives Market Strategies, you will be recognized for your specialized knowledge in the advanced concepts and applications of derivative investments and risk management.

Who Should Enrol

  • Investment advisory with a focus on derivatives trading
  • Institutional sales and trading
  • Risk management professionals in both financial and non-financial corporations
  • Conventional and alternative portfolio management
  • Structured product development
  • Equity and fixed income research
  • Treasury

This certificate will help you:

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of options, futures and swaps
  • Gain a deep understanding of various underlying financial and commodity markets
  • Understanding the various applications of derivatives including managing risk, trading and product construction.
  • Distinguish yourself as a derivatives specialist


  • Successful completion of the Derivatives Fundamentals and Options Licensing (DFOL) course allows you to apply for licensing to sell exchange-traded options to the public.
  • Successful completion of the Derivatives Fundamentals Course and the Futures Licensing Course allows you to apply for licensing to sell futures contracts to the public.