Derivatives 101 Seminar Accessible for Economic Journalists

New York, NY (Vocus) February 6, 2010

Journalists know that in today’s shrinking and quickly-paced media environment, having an edge makes all the difference. CFA Institute is hosting an educational seminar for journalists, “Derivatives 101,” to aid make confident reporters are prepared the next time their editor assigns an write-up on the derivatives marketplace. Attendees at this educational seminar will learn how derivatives and the derivatives marketplace work. Come discover from the professionals.

This event is cost-free to credentialed journalists.

Speaker: Bud Haslett, CFA, head of danger management, derivatives, and option investments for CFA Institute

Date: February 22, 2010

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm (working dinner provided)


CFA Institute

477 Madison Avenue (between 51st and 52nd), 21st Floor

New York, NY


Please RSVP by February 19, 2010 to


I. What is a derivative?

II. Alterations in the derivatives marketplace

III. Forwards, futures, alternatives, and swaps

IV. Searching ahead, the derivatives markets’ future

About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association for investment specialists. It administers the CFA and CIPM curriculum and exam programs worldwide publishes analysis conducts skilled development programs and sets voluntary, ethics-based expert and efficiency-reporting standards for the investment market. CFA Institute has practically 100,000 members, who incorporate the world’s 86,400 CFA charterholders, in 133 countries and territories, as well as 136 affiliated specialist societies in 57 countries and territories.


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