FX and Interest Rate Options

Learning Outcomes 


  • Understand the fundamental FX and Interest Rate products and explain the strategies underlying their use  
  • Analyse the fundamental links between rates (money and fixed income) and the foreign exchange markets 
  • Analyse the trading relationships that exist between the bank and other market participants (Central Bank, Other Banks, Clients) 
  • Understand the relationship and differences that exist between trading and pure treasury (ALM) functions  
  • Aligning treasury activities with the bank’s risk appetite & business strategy  
  • Embedding the treasury – client relationship, including moving clients up the value chain 
  • Becoming a better trader with greater situational awareness 
  • Recognise that everyone has biases that must be acknowledged in order to avoid the “Ostrich Paradox” 
  • Show solid working knowledge in fundamental risk management applied to the hedging of trading positions  
  • Recognise the fundamental skills necessary for providing accurate and swift markets quotes in response to client RFQs 
  • Understand and appreciate that trading and maintaining risk positions is an exercise in the assessment of probabilities


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