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Francesca Guolo at Osgoode's Fundamentals of Derivatives Conference


Area Corporate Finance and Securities, Structured Finance and Derivatives


March 31 - April 1, 2009
Osgoode Professional Development Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Tuesday, March 31, 2009
8:45 am:  Introduction to Derivatives and Markets

Speaker:  Francesca Guolo, Partner, Goodmans LLP

This session will cover:

Swaps and derivatives have become a vital tool in risk management and structured financings. They are used in an infinite variety of ways by an ever-increasing number of commercial and government entities to manage the commercial and financial risks they confront. Get an overview of the derivatives market and the products and applications used by today’s market players.

  • Derivatives defined: what are they and how are they used?
  • Applications of derivatives
  • The role of derivatives in structured products
  • Basic derivative contract designs
    • forwards
    • swaps - uses and applications
    • options
    • hybrid securities
  • Over-the-counter vs exchange-traded derivatives
  • Overview of applications in trading, hedging and arbitrage
  • Mark-to-market valuation