Foreign Exchange Markets Masterclass

Foreign Exchange Markets Masterclass

Date(s) - 04/03/2019 - 05/03/2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

NH Hotel


Attend this 2-day training course and learn about:

  • The size and scope of the world’s largest financial market place
  • The spectrum of FX products – from spot trades to exotic options
  • How the market works and how orders are executed
  • Why FX rates move and what drives them
  • How banks operate in the FX market – the role of the market maker
  • Investing in FX – forming a view, executing trades, using stop-loss and take-profit orders, investing with options
  • How companies encounter FX risk and how to hedge against it
  • Executing the corporate hedge – making the decision, choosing the right product, dealing with banks


This 2-day course offers a detailed analysis of the Foreign Exchange market place, the products that trade within it, and how it is used by traders, investors and companies.

On day one, we start with the basics of FX – how are the rates quoted, what drives movements in the price, what are the products? We then look at trading and investing in FX. From a trading perspective we examine what happens within banks and the role of the market maker, looking at how banks operate profitably in the FX market. Next, we look at the investment aspect of FX. How do investors form a view on a currency pair? How do they execute the trades and manage their exposure through limit orders? We look at how including options in your investment approach allow the formation of a more bespoke view on the market. We also look at the downsides of investing with options, including exotics.

On day two we move our focus to the company. We analyse how companies encounter FX risk through transaction and translation effects, using real company accounts as our evidence. We look at the variety of hedging approaches available and assess the pros and cons of each. We examine the hedging decision making process – how do real companies make these decisions? And we also look at the process of interacting with banks – what’s the process, what are the rules, and what do they get out of it?

The course finishes with a series of case studies examining both the investment and hedging aspects covered during the two days.

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