10:00 - 11:20 (America/New_York)

Masterclass: An Introduction to Financial Derivatives

Large corporations use financial derivatives daily to hedge against losses from price changes in the equity, fixed income, commodity, and currency markets. 

Join Whitman School of Management and learn:

  • how derivative securities are used to lock in prices (futures), exchange future cash flows (swaps), or benefit from profitable opportunities (options);
  • why trading platforms now offer futures and options for personal investments as well as institutional.

Learn about the advantages to studying at Whitman School of Management, its graduate programs, and life as a student.

Register and take the chance to ask your questions live! 

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Tom Barkley (CFA, FRM, CAIA, ERP, CTP, FMVA)

Tom is a professor of finance practice, teaching courses and doing research in corporate finance, working capital management, derivatives, and alternative investments at the Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, NY; He is also the director of the MS in Finance program there.

Tom worked for Enron (Research Group) in Houston, TX, and the Risk Analytics Group at Florida Power & Light in Juno Beach, FL; in both cases, the nature of the work included pricing exotic options and structuring products for use in the energy markets. Other experience includes retail banking in the UK, teaching high-school mathematics in the Bahamas, and general management of a family-run publishing company in Brazil.