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Equity Swaps

A broad overview of this rapidly-evolving section of the derivatives markets, covering contract details, pricing & more.
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Last updated 3/2014
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This course will give you a broad overview of this rapidly-evolving section of the derivatives markets. Swaps in general will be introduced, and then the course will segue into an introduction to equity swaps, look at the various details of the contracts, the applications that market participants use them for, as well as pricing and valuation issues.

This course contains 18 lectures among 5 sections, including:

  • Introduction to Equity Swaps
  • Equity Swap Contracts
  • OTC Clearinghouses
  • Equity Swap Structures and Applications
  • Variance Swaps
Who is the target audience?
  • Analysts and associates in commercial, corporate and investment banking.
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What Will I Learn?
You'll learn the basics and fundamental principles of equity swaps
You'll learn pricing and valuation issues of equity swaps
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  • Knowledge of the English language.
  • Participants are expected to have basic math knowledge coming into this course.
  • A financial calculator is recommended to get the most out of this course.
Curriculum For This Course
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Introduction to Equity Swaps
3 Lectures 27:53

Instructor Doug Carroll introduces the course.

Preview 09:42

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses equity swap exposures and the users of equity swaps.

Preview 09:31

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses the potential advantages of equity swaps versus alternatives.

Potential Advantages of Equity Swaps Versus Alternatives
Equity Swap Contracts
4 Lectures 45:26

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses equity swap contract features.

Equity Swap Contract Features

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses exposures created by equity swaps.

Exposures Created by Equity Swaps

Instructor Doug Carroll illustrates an equity swap contract.

Equity Swap Contract Illustration

Instructor Doug Carroll illustrates the equity swap contract and economic equivalents.

Equity Swap Contract Illustration and Economic Equivalents
OTC Clearinghouses
3 Lectures 31:07

Instructor Doug Carroll compares swaps versus economic equivalents and OTC clearinghouses.

Swaps Versus Economic Equivalents and OTC Clearinghouses

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses cleared swaps compared to swaps done ex-clearinghouse.

Cleared Swaps Compared to Swaps Done Ex-Clearinghouse

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses how an OTC clearinghouse functions.

Functioning of OTC Clearinghouse
Equity Swap Structures and Applications
5 Lectures 53:07

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses the variations in equity swap structures, swap pricing and valuation.

Variations in Equity Swap Structures, Swap Pricing and Valuation

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses swap pricing, early termination and risk management with swaps.

Swap Pricing, Early Termination and Risk Management with Swaps

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses tactical asset allocation using equity swaps.

Tactical Asset Allocation Using Equity Swaps

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses international diversification using equity swaps.

International Diversification Using Equity Swaps

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses diversifying concentrated portfolios using equity swaps.

Diversifying Concentrated Portfolios Using Equity Swaps
Variance Swaps
3 Lectures 29:53

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses rainbow swaps and variance swaps.

Rainbow Swaps and Variance Swaps

Instructor Doug Carroll introduces variance swap and contract features.

Introduction to Variance Swap and Contract Features

Instructor Doug Carroll discusses variance swap gains and losses, and applications of variance swaps, and concludes the course.

Variance Swaps Gains and Losses, Applications of Variance Swaps
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