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Goodmans Presents: Derivatives | Critical Component of Your Risk Management Arsenal or Weapon of Mass Destruction?


Area Structured Finance and Derivatives


Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

4:45 - 5:00 pm

5:00 - 6:30 pm

Andrew L. Kresse, Managing Director, Corporate Risk
Management of JP Morgan Securities Inc.

Francesco Guolo of Goodmans LLP

Much has been written of the role derivatives played in recent financial crises worldwide.  Critics have characterized derivatives as the catalysts of crisis and, consequently, derivatives have become the subject of intense industry and regulatory scrutiny.  Yet, for decades, derivatives have played a critical role in the management of financial risk within most organizations.

In the wake of such scrutiny, numerous legislative and policy initiatives have been commenced focussing on the derivatives market and regulatory regime.  The regulation of derivatives is rapidly evolving.

Our panellists will prepare you to successfully navigate the dramatically changing landscape of the derivatives market so as to ensure that derivatives form a critical and effective component of your risk management arsenal.

 Among the topics to be discussed are:

  • Understanding the different uses of derivatives
  • Best practices and risk management of:
    • Interest rates
    • Currency forwards
    • Swaps
    • Options
  • Exploring the evolving regulatory framework for derivatives
  • Practical advice on operational and compliance strategies for the new regulatory challenges