Daily Archives: March 24, 2016

Webinar : How to solve challenges of STRUCTURED PRODUCTS – John Hull, March 29, 10am ET


Join Us:  Tuesday, March 29th 2016 10am (ET) | 7am (PT) | 3pm (GMT) | 11pm (HKT)

Moderated by John Hull, PhD

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Buy-side investment managers are increasingly using derivatives and structured products to enhance returns and reduce risk. These instruments allow asset managers, insurance firms and pension funds to expand into new asset classes and geographies in the search for alpha.

However, many investment firms face challenges with derivatives and structured products. These challenges include having the appropriate analytics, systems and workflow to model, price, trade and risk manage these complex instruments.

Without this ability, there is an increased risk of mispricing trades, inaccurate hedging and your capacity to seize new trading opportunities is limited.

Moderated by John Hull, PhD and presented by Renjulal Vidyadharan, Derivatives Analyst at FINCAD, this webinar will show how you can enhance your performance with structured products. The webinar will cover:

  • Evolution of the structured product markets
  • Different instrument types and how they are used
  • Advantages of an object-oriented framework and optimal approaches for modelling, pricing and risk management
  • Benefits including, more trading opportunities, more accurate pricing, better portfolio insight and efficient resource use


John Hull, PhD, Professor of Finance Co-Director of the Rotman Master of Finance Program, Rotman School of Management,  University of Toronto
John Hull is the Maple Financial Professor of Derivatives and Risk Management at Rotman. His research has an applied focus and is concerned with risk management, bank regulation, and valuation of derivatives. He is best known for his books Risk Management and Financial Institutions (now in its 3rd edition), Options, Futures, and Other Derivatives (now in its 9th edition), and Fundamentals of Futures and Options Markets (now in its 8th edition). His books have been translated into many languages and are widely used in trading rooms throughout the world, as well as in the classroom.

Renj Vidyadharan, Derivatives Analyst, FINCAD
Renjulal Vidyadharan is a Derivatives Analyst with the FINCAD Client Services team. Prior to joining FINCAD, he worked for RBS where he was responsible for the valuation and model risk assessment of the FX and Hybrids Options portfolios. Prior to this, he worked as a multi-asset structurer for Deutsche Bank, where his focus was on the European Retail market. Renjulal holds an MSc in Financial Engineering from the University of London and a BSc in Financial Mathematics Brunel University.