Futures Primer

Face-to-face Instructor Led Courses, Finance and Legal, Derivatives

What Is Futures Primer Training?

Many managers and staff who are not investment specialists find themselves in increasing contact with Futures and Options. Since these products are unusual and can be complex the result is often confusion and possibly expensive errors. This one day course provides a comprehensive introduction to Traded Futures. No prior knowledge is assumed but delegates should have a general awareness of Fixed Income Investments and Equities.

Who Should Attend

Brokers and Dealers. Fund Management Executives and Support Staff. Operations Back Office and Mid Office Executives and Staff, Internal and External Auditors & Lawyers, IT Staff involved with these Products. Compliance Officers and Regulators. Lawyers (CPD Credit.

Course Agenda

- What are Futures?
- Background and Brief History
- Main Markets
- Terminology and Types: Bond - Interest Rate - Index - Stock- Futures
- Outline of Commodity Futures
- Contract and Pricing Details
- Long and Short Positions
- Profit and Loss Calculations exercises
- What is Margin
- Explanation of Initial and Variation Margin
- Use of Collateral
- Role of Clearing House and Settlement Process
- Trading Methods: Floor and Electronic Trading
- Use of Futures in Speculation
- Use of Futures in Hedging
- Use of Futures in Asset Allocation.


Available onsite or nationwide at any of over 50 centres, see below our open course availability. Alternatively, call 0844 335 8882.


The Futures Primer course will be accredited to the latest in recognised certificating award. All successful delegates will also receive an Xyz certificate of attendance. Enrolled subscribers of the National Training Card will also have any certificate, qualification and/or ID card (where applicable) automatically added to their member account.

More Information

We train in excess of 100,000 delegates per year. For more information, please make your enquiry using the form below. The XYZ Training Group Customer Charter ensures that all enquiries are responded to the same day.

Course Availability

Available on client premises as an in-house course or at one of training venues, provided minimum delegate numbers are achieved. Whatever your requirement, simply complete the enquiry form below and we'll send you our quotation by return.

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Futures Primer
Part of our Derivatives range of training courses

Course Information

  • Course Duration 1 day
  • Max Class Size 12

  • All prices exclude VAT. Discounts available for larger groups & for corporate clients.
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