“Techshop on Derivatives” – KSBL Executive Education Programme

Dr Ali Khalil Malik, Associate Professor, Finance, KSBL, conducted this one day Techshop on 19th September, 2013, at the KSBL Campus. It aimed at providing an introduction into the world of Derivatives (Forwards, Futures, Swaps, Options) that are used intensively by corporates, countries and individuals globally for successfully managing risk and for achieving desired investment outcomes.

The course was well attended by emerging and high potential leaders who aspired to sharpen their analytical skills in financial products. There were senior managers from prestigious organizations such as; Engro Corporation Limited, A.F Ferguson & Co., United Bank Limited, The Hub Power Company Limited, Engro Polymer & Chemicals Limited, EngroEximp Private Limited, Bank Alfalah Limited and AKD Commodities Private Limited.

The participants got an overview of the derivative products and developed awareness of the ones available in Pakistan. They learned how to effectively use these products for managing risk and for investment. They also came across applications of these products, developed understanding of options and futures in managing various kinds of risk. Moreover, they also learned how to use swaps in hedging interest rate and foreign currency risk.
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