Overview of Futures

Overview of Futures

Lee Bartholomew

15 years: Fixed income markets

A futures contracts is a specific type of contract which is standardised and traded on an exchange. Lee explains the context in which these are executed and how they are priced.

A futures contracts is a specific type of contract which is standardised and traded on an exchange. Lee explains the context in which these are executed and how they are priced.

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Overview of Futures

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Overview

Futures are financial contracts which give the buyer the obligation to buy a financial instrument at a predefined price on a set date from the contract seller, who in turn is obligated to sell the financial instrument at a said price.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand how future contracts are priced

  • Identify the various ways futures are traded

  • Understand how future contracts are settled

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Lee Bartholomew

Lee Bartholomew

Lee is the Global Head of Fixed Income Product R&D at Eurex, one of the largest derivatives exchanges in the world. Eurex is one of the largest companies within the Deutsche Boerse Group.

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