Exotic Options and Trading Strategies

This e-training programme comprises 2 topics/tutorials. Answer all quiz questions at the end of each tutorial in order to complete the training.

A) Options – Exotic Options
(Estimated Completion Time: 90 Minutes)

The widespread acceptance of the Black-Scholes pricing formulas in the 1970s led to the beginnings of a growth trend in option products that has continued to the present day. New markets and products represent new profit opportunities, and instruments were quickly developed covering a wide number of asset classes. However, the natural commoditisation of products quickly reduced profit margins, with the result that financial intermediaries sought non-standard, ‘exotic’ areas where rewards might be greater.

This tutorial outlines the appetite for the growth of ‘exotic’ options. Rather than attempting to describe an exhaustive list of structures (almost an impossible task due to the fecundity of investment bankers’ imaginations), the tutorial illustrates the non standard ways in which an instrument can be developed. Some of the pricing and risk management issues are also examined.

B) Options – Trading Strategies
(Estimated Completion Time: 90 Minutes)

The use of options exponentially increases the flexibility available to a market investor, trader or speculator. Strategies can be individually tailored to reflect particular market views. The risk-profile of a market operator can be increased or decreased in a customised fashion. While the names change from market to market, there are a number of common option-related strategies. Although the potential number of strategies is infinite, this tutorial outlines those that are most frequently encountered, and explains when they are appropriate.

Terms and Conditions

1) Each e-training programme takes approximately 3 hours to complete.

2) In order to qualify for Continuing Education credits from SGX, please complete all quiz questions found at the end of each tutorial (a 70% pass rate is required) by 31 December 2019.

3) Access to the e-training materials is valid for 3 months from the date the access is issued. Trading Representative who requires Continuing Education Credit and registered at the last quarter of 2019, access is valid till 31 December 2019 (i.e. access given on 24 November 2019, access is valid till 31 December 2019).

4) Upon successful registration, an email with the access details and password would be sent to you within 2 working days.

5) If participants wish to make any changes to their application or request for a refund, written notice should be given within 10 business days of receiving the access ID and password to the online programme and provided the access has not been utilised. There will be an administrative fee of 20% of the fees paid. There will be no changes or refund if notice is given thereafter or if the access has been utilised.

6) Please login using Microsoft Internet Explorer from your PC or Laptop.

7) Please note that the learning management system is not compatible with browsers on Apple iOS or other operating systems.

8) For assistance please contact e-training@sgxacademy.com or call 6327 5438.


SGX reserves the right to make changes to information regarding the programme if warranted by circumstances beyond its control.

Event Details
    • Intermediate
  • Category
    • E-Training
  • Status
  • Duration
  • S$160
    Online Registration Closed*
    Call (65) 6011 8922 to check availability.