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Masterclass: Excellence in Derivatives

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Course Overview

Derivatives are a fascinating area and have been erroneously referred to as' the wild beast of finance'. On the contrary astute traders find derivatives as one of the most lucrative asset classes.
Derivatives are both a risk management tool and an instrument that can be used intelligently to produce income from their sale, or for making a capital gain on an underlying asset such as shares, foreign exchange, or commodities.
Derivatives are employed in large volumes across global markets. They are used actively around the world by several leading pension funds, insurance companies, banks, insurance companies, investment banks, corporates, and financial institutions.
A clear and strong knowledge of derivatives is an essential skill if you want to enter the world of finance. Not being armed with the skill set will handicap you when you work in the world of finance. You should take advantage of this masterclass and begin, or strengthen, your knowledge of derivatives and know how to use them.
You will benefit by learning from practitioners who have traded millions of dollars worth of derivatives in their careers.
The Masterclass is divided into two parts. In the first part, you will learn the basic features of derivatives and how they are used by investors.
The second part will be a live class where an options trader will illustrate options trading in a real market. This will be followed by a practical exercise, where you will gain hands-on derivatives trading experience.

Outcome and Benefits

The course will lay a strong foundation, enabling delegates to:

  • Learn the features of various types of derivatives.

  • Understand how derivatives help maximize returns and provide downside protection.

  • Draw the payoff diagrams of a wide range of derivatives strategies including directional or volatility strategies.

  • Understand the greeks associated with derivatives.

  • Grasp an understanding of the leverage inherent in derivatives.

  • Discuss the risks associated with derivatives.

  • Gain an understanding of risk management with the help of derivatives.

  • Learn how institutions use derivatives.

  • Participate in an options game led by an experienced options trader.

  • Gain hands-on experience in a derivatives assignment which you will be required to complete.

  • Understand delta hedging, gamma risk, gamma squeeze, and gamma hedging.

Who Should Attend?

Venture Capital Fund Managers

Private Equity Fund Managers

Business Consultants 

Capital Market Regulators



Corporate Strategy and M&A Professionals

Commercial Bankers

Wealth & Mutual Fund Managers

Capital Market Regulators

Pension Fund Managers

Investment and Merchant Bankers

Course Director

arvind mathur.PNG

Arvind has rubbed shoulders with the world's leading venture capital and private equity funds like KKR, Apax Partners, Carlyle, Sequoia, ACCEL Partners, and many others. Arvind has held a variety of positions, including Head of Capital Markets at the Asian Development Bank, Vice President, Citibank, and Senior Adviser, Citi. He was the President of the Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, reporting to the CEO of KKR in India and to an Executive Committee including leading private equity and venture capital fund managers, such as Carlyle and the Canada Pension Plan.

He has structured and invested in over 30 private equity funds, including venture capital funds. He has worked on funds with LPs such as CalPERS, La Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec, the Prudential Insurance Company of America, and other large institutional investors. He has engineered several IPOs and has successfully negotiated an exit of a financial services startup with the CEO of a US-based MNC in New York.

He has promoted corporate governance in many funds, particularly those involving CalPERS. He has played a key role in the creation, structuring, and placement of a nearly $ 1 billion Infrastructure Fund. He has co-invested and partnered with some of the world's largest institutional investors including pension funds and sovereign wealth funds.

Arvind P. Mathur, CFA, FRM, has taught complex financial topics to fund managers and senior executives in Singapore and other countries for the past 12 years, including venture capital, private equity, M&A, valuation, and negotiation techniques. He has delivered a lecture on Asian buyouts at the Harvard Business School and has delivered more than 100 masterclasses in complex financial disciplines such as private equity, venture capital, and term sheet negotiations in several countries. He has also advised a start-up woman entrepreneur under a Goldman Sachs startup program.

Arvind has attended executive management courses at the Columbia School of Business and Cornell University, and an investment management workshop at the Harvard Business School.



Raghuveer Nath is a gold medalist (B.A., LL.B.) from Jindal Global Law School and has done his Master's in Law (BCL) from the University of Oxford. He has also completed the Advanced Valuation program at New York University. He has previously worked at Trilegal LLP as an Associate in the M&A and private equity team, where he was involved in deal structuring and conducting corporate due diligence.

He has previously taught M&A and taxation at the Jindal Global Law School. He has more than a decade's experience in investing in the equity and derivative markets and has conducted several workshops on valuation and financial literacy.

Certification Provided by PEPP


A certificate of participation will be provided by PEPP upon successful completion of course


Merrill Lynch

J.P. Morgan


My work with PEPP laid the foundation for a career in that finance sector. During my time at PEPP, I had the opportunity of learning about diverse streams including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, equity valuations; diverse sectors including agriculture, infrastructure, and education among others; learning from industry leaders including Mr. Mathur; and first-hand access to world-class study material and case studies.Beyond work, I am eternally grateful for Mr. Mathur's advice and guidance throughout the past 8 years that I have known him.

The trainer (Arvind Mathur) discussed the practicality of private equity and deal structuring. Hence it provided very good insights.

- Managing Director

"Arvind played a vital role in the successful establishment of a nearly $ 1 billion India-Infrastructure Fund involving high caliber global investors"

- Managing Director
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