Foran Derivatives Fundamentals and Options Licensing Seminar

Foran Course Code: DFOL

This 5-day seminar combines the DFC seminar and OLC seminar for those preparing to write the DFOL exam.

The seminar will appeal to those individuals in the securities industry who are working towards being registered to sell options and/or futures. It combines the Derivatives Fundamentals course with the Options Licensing courses.

DFOL Content Covered:

The first three days of this five-day seminar will cover an introductry course on derivatives, providing an overview of derivatives, the underlying concepts and their characteristics. This 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.

The final two days will cover essential options topics including determining client suitability, strategies based on market outlook and risk tolerance level; opening and maintaining retail options accounts, executing orders on exchanges, payment options, exercise assignment or option expiry; Canadian tax implications of listed options trading; opening and maintaining institutional options accounts; the role of clearing corporations and exchanges in listed options trading; contract adjustments and special considerations and risks of non-equity options.

Toronto Dates:

June 19-23, 2023 Cancelled
March 4-8, 2024 Cancelled

Classes will be held at WaterPark Place, 20 Bay Street Toronto

Note: Registrations will be taken through the website only – see the green Register Online button below.

The online registration process will take a pre-authorization on your credit card but no funds will be deducted until we confirm the class is going forward.

You will receive an auto response from the website saying your ‘order’ has been received and we will email your confirmation when we are back in the office.

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Lectures: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Total Hours of Instruction: 40 hours

Tuition: $1500+ HST

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

Continuing Education Credits: 40
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.

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.

  • It was easy to understand the concepts. February 2019

    Mellisa Von Haehling Scotia McLeod
  • Ron explains concepts clearly - he always goes above and beyond. He teaches concepts so you understand! February 2019

    Curley Callan Scotia Wealth
  • Ron said he would break down the information and build our knowledge back up in easy to understand ‘blocks.’ That is exactly what happened! And it all flowed one block on the next extremely well. Thank you! December 2017

    John Ridd BMO Nesbitt Burns
  • Very Thorough and very knowledgeable. June 2014

    Rochelle Wilson CIBC Wood Gundy
  • 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 June 2014

    Maria Mantzois TD Wealth
  • 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. DFOL class, January 2013

    Maryann Delfin Compliance Officer, CFI
  • 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. April 2013

    Richard Belding CI Investments