This intensive 2-day course provides participants with an overview of the derivatives product types, including options, swaps, futures and forwards. Underlying derivative asset classes examined will include equities, interest rate, credit, commodity, and foreign exchange. Core functions in the lifecycle of a derivatives transaction are considered, for both listed and OTC products. After a thorough examination basic product characteristics, participants are provided with an overview of the industry infrastructure, including exchanges and clearing houses for listed derivative contracts. For OTC contracts, both cleared and uncleared trade lifecycle functions are uncovered. Operational risk and control are central themes, as well as anticipated changes in the future, such as the proposed clearing house for credit default swaps.