Jump Start to Trading the Financial Markets (Trading Series) - Risk Management with Vanilla Options


Vanilla options (also known as European style options) represent derivative financial instruments that grant the holder the right but not the obligation to buy or sell an underlying asset at a predetermined price at a particular point of time in the future. The options may be traded on an exchange or even as an over-the-counter product.
Vanilla options offer an avenue for market participants to express their views on the underlying asset volatility as well as financial leverage.
Receive practical, hands-on instruction from a professional quantitative trader on the use of vanilla options for risk management.


Run 1: 19 - 20 February 2019, 5 - 6 March 2019


Investing is a necessary skill that everyone requires in order to beat inflation, plan for retirement and create a secondary source of income to prepare for unexpected expenses or the loss of employment. Most retail investors today trade traditional linear products, which used on their own, present high risks which quickly erodes capital. The course features an interactive lecture, facilitated discussions and a practical Options Trading activity, where participants will realise the benefit of using Options in their trading strategies.

    Next Course Starts On19 Feb 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

    In “Risk Management with Vanilla Options”, participants will learn the following:

    • Fundamental concepts, with practical use cases for Options Trading to manage risk when trading in Financial Markets.
    • Capital protection and risk management when trading in Financial Markets
    • Discrete-time simulation that allows participants to practice their trading decisions in a risk-free environment.

    Who Should Attend

    Financial Market Investors who do not currently use Options for Risk Management. PMETs supporting Financial Services in derivatives markets.




    • 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*: PENDING


    SkillsFuture Course Name*: Jump Start to Trading the Financial Markets - Vanilla Options for Risk Management


    * 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, 19 Feb 2019 (7 pm to 10:30 pm)
    Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019 (7 pm to 10:30 pm)
    Tuesday, 5 Mar 2019 (7 pm to 10:30 pm)
    Wednesday, 6 Mar 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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