Derivatives 101 Seminar Available for Financial Journalists

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CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals, is offering credentialed journalists an introductory seminar on how derivatives work and the derivatives market.

Journalists know that in today’s shrinking and fast-paced media environment, having an edge makes all the difference. CFA Institute is hosting an educational seminar for journalists, "Derivatives 101," to help make sure reporters are prepared the next time their editor assigns an article on the derivatives market. Attendees at this educational seminar will learn how derivatives and the derivatives marketplace work. Come learn from the professionals.

This event is free to credentialed journalists.

Speaker: Bud Haslett, CFA, head of risk management, derivatives, and alternative investments for CFA Institute

Date: February 22, 2010

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (working dinner provided)

CFA Institute
477 Madison Avenue (between 51st and 52nd), 21st Floor
New York, NY

Please RSVP by February 19, 2010 to


I. What is a derivative?
II. Changes in the derivatives market
III. Forwards, futures, options, and swaps
IV. Looking ahead, the derivatives markets’ future

About CFA Institute
CFA Institute is the global association for investment professionals. It administers the CFA and CIPM curriculum and exam programs worldwide; publishes research; conducts professional development programs; and sets voluntary, ethics-based professional and performance-reporting standards for the investment industry. CFA Institute has nearly 100,000 members, who include the world’s 86,400 CFA charterholders, in 133 countries and territories, as well as 136 affiliated professional societies in 57 countries and territories.


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