Commodity Markets

Course description

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We offer a unique opportunity to complete this course remotely via a live interactive session with senior City expert. This is a full day session from 9 a.m. until about 5 p.m. GMT. 

Join us to learn about commodity markets and the best strategies to trade and invest in this asset class. 

Although long-established, commodity markets have become more and more important in recent years and current situation demonstrates the level of significance they have in the global economy.

Since the prices of commodities tend to move in opposition to stocks, some investors rely on commodities during periods of market volatility. Some commodities, such as precious metals, are treated as a good hedge against inflation and as such provide good diversification of risk and investment portfolios.

This course will introduce you to the principal commodity and energy markets, describe their main characteristics and explain their current status. It will be of great value to anyone who wishes to discover the breadth and intricacies of commodity trading and investment.

The course is designed for people working in commerce and financial services from companies who use commodities actively in their businesses.  It will be relevant to managers as well as operational, support and technical staff members.  It will also be applicable for directors, traders, compliance officers and risk managers.  It will be relevant to private investors and traders.

Conducted by a senior City Expert with over 40 years of market experience this one day practical course is relevant for those wishing to deepen their knowledge and practical skills.  The session is at the introductory level and requires no previous commodities knowledge or experience.

What will you learn

On completion of this course you will:

  • Possess a good knowledge of the scope of commodity markets
  • Know the attributes of the chief commodity groups across the asset class
  • Be able to select appropriate trades or instruments to meet common strategic and operational requirements
  • Understand the rationale for practitioners when investing in commodities
  • Know how commodity hedging operates
  • Be conscious of the various risk issues facing the commodities market users

The course will be interactive and hands-on, with opportunities to discuss commodity issues.  It uses actual risk case examples designed to be relevant to the participants’ field of activities.


Main topics covered during this training

  • The principal commodity markets and how they operate
  • Principal determinants of price in commodity markets
  • The difference between physical supply and hedging markets
  • Trading in the derivatives markets
  • Main players, their trading characteristics and objectives
  • Post-trade operations in the derivatives markets
  • Investment and risk management in commodities

Who should attend

From commerce, financial services and companies using commodities in their business as well as private investors and traders:

  • Managers
  • Operational, support and technical staff members
  • Directors
  • Traders
  • Compliance officers
  • Risk managers
  • Private investors

Commodity Markets - A 1 Day Course

Introduction to the asset class

  • What is a commodity?
  • Investing in commodities
  • Trading and dealing in commodities
  • Industrial use of commodities

How the market is made up

  • The principal commodity markets and how they operate
    • Oil, energy, gas
    • Precious metals, base metals
    • Soft commodities
    • Agricultural commodities

The operation of the market

  • Principal determinants of price in commodity markets
  • The difference between physical supply and hedging markets

Trading in the derivatives markets

  • Market types – spot, forwards, futures, OTC
  • Main players, their trading characteristics and objectives
  • Commodity derivatives exchanges
  • OTC markets for commodities
  • How trading is conducted on the exchanges and OTC markets

Post-trade operations in the derivatives markets

  • Post-trade operations on the exchanges and OTC markets
  • How contract settlement and delivery is achieved
  • Energy and power market specifics
  • Base and precious metal markets

Investment and risk management in commodities

  • Trading, hedging and investment strategies
  • New and emerging commodity markets – e.g. new exchanges, freight, commodity indices, bio fuels
  • ESG considerations and imperatives

 

Trainer

The Course Director has over 40 years’ international experience of financial markets. He specialises in the securities and derivatives industry, with particular expertise in the establishment of new markets, trading, operations, regulation, risk management, corporate governance, clearing and settlement. He has substantial executive experience with clearing houses, exchanges, international markets and in the management of IT. He works extensively with international clients including banks, central banks, asset managers, brokers, custodians, service providers and exchanges.

He has deep derivatives and securities experience and is recognised as a leading authority in the field of operations, investment and risk management. He has taught students leading to the CISI Diploma in Global Operations Management for fifteen years.

The Course Director is an expert on derivatives, commodities, foreign exchange, fixed income and equities and has contributed to and led many projects to introduce new exchanges. He has also presented product training courses around the world covering the utilisation of these various asset classes in investment portfolios and the market disciplines associated including risk management approaches’. Alan regularly provides education on all aspects of investment operations including trading, settlement, custody and asset servicing for examination and general educational purposes.

Following 20 successful years with ICCH (now LCH.Clearnet) until 1992 during which he was Chief Executive in Hong Kong and Executive Director in London, he joined MEFF, the Spanish Financial Futures Exchange, as its International Director. Today he is an independent advisor offering a broad range of professional services, which include consulting, management, training and expert witness work.

Alan is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (Chartered FCSI). He is a CISI accredited trainer and examiner.

He is Chairman of the CISI Risk Forum and Deputy Chairman of the CISI Operations Forum.

 

FAQ

We offer banking and finance courses as well as soft skills and business management training. You can either attend an open public course in London or Dubai or arrange customised in-house training to be delivered in any of your offices worldwide.

Most of our public courses are run over 2 full days. Some programmes are offered as a 1 or 3 day training.

In-house training is tailored to client’s requirements and can be organised over 1 day, 2-3 weeks or longer.

Public courses are organised mainly in London and Dubai. Occasionally we organise courses in other centres like Paris or New York. Check our public course calendar for the current list of programmes. We use a range of training venues, all in the centre of the cities and with excellent transport links to the airports and train stations.

In London we use venues in the centre (near Oxford Circus station or in Mayfair) or in the City (near Liverpool Street or Moorgate stations).

In Dubai our courses are organised in one of 4-5* hotels in the Deira district. Once you register we will send you detailed information together with accommodation options if required.

Our in-house courses can be delivered anywhere in the world. We work with over 25 trainers worldwide. Contact us do discuss your requirements. Check our list of available programmes.

Our courses are run in central locations from 9 a.m until 5-5.30 p.m. There are 2 coffee breaks and a lunch break. Lunch is always provided in the venue.

Dress code is smart casual.

All our programmes are taught by senior specialists who have spent many years in their respective sectors, working as senior managers and head of departments, so they understand very well the market and the challenges you are facing.

The experience of our trainers allows us to create very practical programmes, focused on current market trends and challenges. You can be sure that you will gain the knowledge which can be instantly applied in your workplace after the course. You will be analysing real life case studies, take part in group exercises and discussions as well as role plays, whenever applicable.

We want our courses to be as practical and interactive as possible so we limit the number of participants in order to optimise your time with the trainer and allow you to ask questions which are important for you.

In order to understand your requirements and expectations, we will send you a pre-course questionnaire.

You will also receive post-course support so if you have any questions after you left the training, you are welcome to contact us.

There are 2 easy ways to register:

  1. Go to the course of your choice and click Register Now button to fill the registration page
  2. Email us to enquiry@eurekafinancial.com

After you register, we will send you registration confirmation and an invoice so you can arrange the payment. Please note that your place is not confirmed until we receive it.

If you register within Early Bird discount period, there’s limited time to arrange the payment in order to be eligible for the discount. You will find all the details on the invoice.

We don’t advise to make any travel and hotel arrangements until you receive full course confirmation from us.

We will send you venue and course details as soon as possible but most likely about 3-4 weeks prior to the course commencement.

You can pay by:

  • Making a bank transfer
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  • Cheque payable to Eureka Financial Ltd. - only within UK

Just mark preferred paying option on the registration form. Whichever form of payment you choose we will always send you an invoice.

If you pay by card, a 2.2% processing fee will be added. We will send you authorisation form so you can give us your card details.

Included in the price of a public course are:

  • Course tutorial
  • Take away course materials
  • Course Certificate
  • Lunch on the days of the training as well as drinks and snacks throughout the course

The price doesn’t include accommodation, flights, transfers and any additional costs outside of the training venue.

Yes, we always offer Early Bird discount, so the sooner you register the more savings you can make. We also offer group discounts and if you register for 2 or more programmes at the same time.

If you are a full time student or unemployed, we offer a 25% discount of the full price of the training. Student ID or unemployment status confirmation is required to claim this discount.

If you attend one of our courses you will be entitled to a special discount for a year after the last course you attend with us. Also, if you have attended and recommended us to a friend, both you and your friend will receive a special discount. You will receive more information about it after you attend the course.

See our Customer Loyalty Discounts page for more details.

All our courses based in the UK are subject to the VAT charge of 20%. This fee is irrespective of the country of residence of the delegates.

You can, however, claim the VAT back by contacting UK tax office - HMRC, and filling the relevant form, as long as you comply with the following rules:

For Delegates coming from the EU countries

If you represent a registered business in another EU country, you can use the Refund Scheme to reclaim VAT you pay in the UK as long as all of the following apply:

  • You're not registered for VAT in the UK and don't have to, or can't be, registered here
  • You don't have a place of business or a residence in the UK
  • You don't make any supplies in the UK

You can find some more information here. In order to claim the VAT you have to fill Form 65.

For the Delegates from Non EU countries

If you represent a registered business in a non-EU country, you can use the Refund Scheme to reclaim VAT you pay in the UK as long as all of the following apply:

  • You're not registered for VAT in the UK and don't have to, or can't be, registered here
  • You don't have a place of business or a residence in the EU
  • You can only use the Refund Scheme if your own country operates a similar scheme and makes it available to UK businesses. If your country has its own Refund Scheme but doesn't let UK businesses use it, you can't claim under the UK Refund Scheme.
  • You don't make any supplies in the UK

If the following rules apply to you, please fill the 65A form and send it to HMRC.

Webinars

You can cancel your participation up to a month before the course and receive a refund minus 10% of the full course value. Between 2-4 weeks before the course you will be charged 50% cancellation fee and if you cancel less than 2 weeks before the course you can only offer your place to a colleague. Up to 2 weeks before the course you can reregister for another edition for 10% reregistration fee if there is another webinar offered or you can rebook for a course in London by paying the difference in price plus 10% reregistration fee.

Classroom Courses

If there is any official travel restriction or difficulty related to the COVID pandemic around the time of the course we will convert the training into a webinar or offer to attend the next classroom edition at no extra cost.

If you are unable to attend the course, you can either send a replacement at no extra charge or, up to 10 days before the training, you can transfer your booking to another edition within the next 6 months paying administrative fee of 20% of the full course price. For any cancellation requests received between 11 days and 4 weeks from the course we offer 50% refund or reregistration to another edition for 25% of the value of the booking. For any cancellation requests received more than 4 weeks before the course date we will offer a refund less an administration fee of 10% of the full course price.

Cancellations must be made in writing (letter or email) and reach our office four weeks prior to the course date. We regret that only limited refunds can be given after this period as per points above. Non-attendance without any notification will be charged at full rate. Your place on a course is not guaranteed until we receive the payment. All payments must be made in full before the course date.

All our trainers have been working for many years in their respective sectors before they begun to teach so they bring a wealth of practical experience to the classroom.

Most of them used to work for 15 or more years in the financial sector and corporate world, and were holding positions of Directors, VP and Senior Managers. Some of them have published books and have written articles for specialised magazines and newspapers including FT, The Independent, The Times etc. You can find detailed biography of each trainer on the page of the course you want to register for.

Yes, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the course you attend.

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It is delegate’s responsibility to obtain a Visa and failure to do so will not make the participant exempt from the cancellation policy.

Anyone suspected of applying for a training course simply to gain a Visa letter will be reported to their embassy.

We will need the following information to issue an invitation letter:

  • Full name as it appears on your passport
  • Date of birth
  • Passport number
  • Passport issue date
  • Passport expiry date

18 Nov 2022, Online / Virtual

Register by 22 Jul to save £245

Early bird price £750 + VAT

Regular price £995 + VAT


10% discount for 3 people. There is no VAT charge for delegates based outside of the EU.


This topic can be arranged on in-house basis. If you have a group of 4 or more we can customise it and deliver in any location worldwide. Contact us to discuss your requirements


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