Jump Start to Trading the Financial Markets (Trading Series) - Futures Trading


Trading futures has earned an unnecessarily poor reputation for being a high-risk trading activity. However, with sufficient knowledge and skill in the characteristics, appropriate application, and robust risk management techniques, trading futures can be a very useful and profitable tool for hedging and speculative purposes.


Run 1: 29 - 30 January 2019, 12 - 13 February 2019



This course will offer in-depth coverage of futures trading, and will go beyond knowledge - more importantly, participants will develop the skill to employ trading strategies and risk management techniques of futures trading in real markets.

This two-day program features interactive lectures, facilitated discussions and practical, hands-on trading simulations, where participants will practice Futures Trading. Learn from a professional quantitative trader how to strategise, execute and risk manage futures contracts profitably and prudently.

Next Course Starts On29 Jan 2019 (Tue) See Full Schedule
Fee SGD1712.00* (as low as SGD193.60* after maximum funding) Learn more

4 weekday evenings, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, over 2 weeks (15 hours)

Learning Objectives

Through this programme, participants will learn the following:-

  • Demonstrate understanding of futures trading theory, functions, characteristics and terminology
  • Derive margin requirements
  • Manage the settlement process
  • Understand the benefits of hedging and trading futures as an alternative to other financial investment products
  • Employ Futures Trading strategies
  • Apply risk management techniques to Futures Trading positions

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals who wish to start trading futures contracts
  • Junior Traders who wish to reinforce their futures trading skill set
  • Technology Professionals dealing in futures trading systems
  • Professionals supporting Derivatives Trading Businesses and Operations such as:
    Business Analysts
      -Risk Management Professionals
      -Compliance Professionals
      -Operations and Technology Professionals



• Trading Game

• Individual project/assignment

Fees and Funding


S$1,712 (after GST) for non-Singapore Citizens and non-Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding:

  • S$513.60 (after GST) for Singaporeans below 40 and Permanent Residents.

  • S$193.60 (after GST) for Singaporeans age 40 and above.


SkillsFuture Series 
Course fee grant at 70% of course fees (excluding GST) for participants who are successfully enrolled by SMU into approved courses under the Programme. Participants must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy ("MCES")
Up to 90% of course fees for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs ("ETSS")
Up to 90% of course fees; and 80% of basic hourly salary capped at $7.50/hr for local employees of SMEs

SkillsFuture Credit
Singapore Citizens aged 25 and above, and self-funding may use their SkillsFuture Credit (up to S$500) to defray part of the course fee. Please click User Guide on how to submit your claim. SkillsFuture Credit claims may be submitted by logging in via MySkillsFuture.sg.


SkillsFuture Course Code*: CRS-N-0046683


SkillsFuture Course Name*: Futures Trading Course


* Important Note: Participants claiming SkillsFuture credits should locate the course in Training Exchange using the Course Code / Name.


Start Date(s)
Intake Information

Run 1

Tuesday, 29 Jan 2019 (7 pm to 10:30 pm)
Wednesday, 30 Jan 2019 (7 pm to 10:30 pm)
Tuesday, 12 Feb 2019 (7 pm to 10:30 pm)
Wednesday, 13 Feb 2019 (7 pm to 10:30 pm)


Speaker/Trainer Bio

Anthony Bordier accumulates more than fifteen years of experience as a quantitative analyst in the financial industry. He has been working in various banks such as Société Generale, BNP Paribas, Merril Lynch, JPMorgan, Lehman Brothers, Standard Chartered, ANZ and Deutsche Bank. He developed models, pricing and hedging methodologies for equities, fixed income and foreign exchange markets, covering a wide range of products from futures to vanillas and exotic options. He also has experience on the buy side as an quantitative trader on futures and options in Quant Finance Limited and Bainbridge Partners, consistently achieving an extra-normal Sharpe Ratio of 1.3. Anthony has a business master degree from HEC Business School (Paris, France), a master degree of pure mathematics, and a doctoral degree in applied mathematics (stochastic calculation applied to finance) from Paris VI University.

Additional Details

Prerequisites: Diploma Holders with at least 3 years of working experience


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