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Foran Derivatives Fundamentals Exam Preparation Seminar

Foran Course Code: FDFC

This three-day seminar will appeal to those individuals in the securities industry who are working towards being registered to sell options and or futures. The Derivatives Fundamentals course is a mandatory prerequisite which has to be successfully completed prior to taking the Options Licensing and or Futures Licensing courses.

This seminar may also be of interest to corporate CFOs and investment managers who are interested in learning about using derivatives for hedging purposes.

Derivatives Course Content Covered:

This is an introductory course to derivatives providing an overview of derivatives, the underlying concepts and their characteristics. It includes derivatives terminology, derivatives strategies and tactics, futures contracts, exchange traded options and swaps; how investment funds and structured products use derivatives; the underlying risks for both the investor and the trading organization; documentation requirements and taxation issues.

Toronto Dates:

June 18-20
August 13-15
October 9-11
December 17-19

Lectures: 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Total Hours of Instruction: 24 hours

Tuition: $500 + HST

Register Online
Or call (416) 947-1922, for outside GTA call toll free at 1-800-565-0374.

Continuing Education Credits: 16
Note on Foran Continuing Education (CE) Credits: Foran Financial Institute issues CE Credits for all of its licensing seminars. However, it is at the discretion of your compliance department whether Foran CE Credits fill CE Credit requirements.

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Foran Financial Institute is an independent supplier of educational services. Its exam preparation courses are not sponsored by the Investment Funds Institute of Canada, the Institute of Canadian Bankers, or any other industry organization.


Ron said he would break down the information and build our knowledge back up in easy to understand ‘blocks.’ That is exactly what hhappened!  And it all flowed one block on the next extremely well. Thank you!

John Ridd, BMO Nesbitt Burns
December 2017

Very Thorough and very knowledgeable.

Rochelle Wilson, CIBC Wood Gundy
June 2014

Thorough. Ron is awesome and explains the material in amanner that is clear and concise. Liked the practical application of material through quiz questions along the way.

Maria Mantzois, TD Wealth
June 2014

Very informative; takes material and presents it in clear, easy to understand terms. (Trainer) very helpful, took the time to answer questions; used real life examples.

Maryann Delfin, Compliance Officer, CFI
DFOL class, January 2013

Great explanations of complex concepts – these will save a lot of time on the exam. Ron knows (the) material very well – is able to provide shortcuts that will help on (the) exam.

Richard Belding, CI Investments, April 2013