Depending on the source, derivatives contracts date back centuries. Farmers have been using futures since the 1840s, options started booming after the introduction of the Black Scholes model and interest rate swaps were introduced in the early 1980’s and took off from there! Derivatives are used across many asset classes including interest rates, equities, foreign exchange and commodities.
GFMI offers a full suite of derivatives courses. Following are just a few examples from our derivatives course curriculum: