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Interest Rate Derivatives

Learn fundamentals of interest rate derivatives, swaps & yield curves
  • Course Overview

    This course forms Module 1 of the Advanced Derivatives course and is a detailed 2-day course on interest rate derivatives

    Day 1 - Interest rate derivatives, swaps and cross-currency swaps, modern yield curve construction

    Day 2 - Interest rate options and exotics, CMS and applications, structured products

    The emphasis is on a healthy mix of theory and client applications, and is illustrated throughout with real-life examples and case-studies.

  • Day 1

    Interest Rate and Cross-Currency Swaps

    Interest rate swaps

    • Quotation and terminology
    • Drivers of yield curve shape and level
    • Understanding swap spreads

    Settlement and clearing

    • OTC versus central clearing
    • The ISDA Master and the role of the CSA
    • Collateral and netting
    • Briefly on CVA adjustments

    Customer applications

    • Using swaps to hedge debt issuance
    • Asset swaps
    • Curve trades and other proprietary positions

    Formal swaps pricing

    • From par rates to discount curves and forwards
    • Bootstrapping the discount curve
    • The choice of the discount curve – why OIS?
    • Tenor basis and projection curves
    • Modern yield curve construction

    Cross-currency swaps

    • Mechanics of a CRX swap
    • Understanding the drivers of the CRX basis spread
    • Customer applications

    Day 2

    Interest Rate Options

    Caps, floors and collars

    • Mechanics and settlement


    • Structure and mechanics
    • European versus Bermudan settlement

    Constant maturity swaps

    • Mechanics, quotation and settlement
    • Understanding the convexity adjustment
    • Model-independent replication and hedging of the convexity
    • Applications in liability-management

    Understanding the volatility surface

    • Drivers of the skew and smile
    • Normal versus lognormal vol, CEV models, shifted lognormal
    • Introduction to stoch vol and SABR

    Introduction to interest rate modelling

    • Single-factor models
    • Mult-factor models and the LMM

    Structured products

    • Callable bonds
    • Embedding options for yield-enhancment: capped FRNs, reverse floaters
    • Corporate liability management

    Interest rate exotics and structured products

    • Digitals and range accruals
    • Target redemption structures
    CMS spread-linked
  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – we have delivered training solutions for 95% of worlds’ top 100 banks and have trained over 250,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 150 strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 20,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 180 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 96% on service and 95% on product
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


  • Richard Fedrick


    Richard started his career in 1988 in the Derivatives Product Group at Morgan Stanley, which he joined after three years of post-grad research in Theoretical Physics. He spent three years as a rates and FX structurer at Morgan Stanley before moving to a similar role at Deutsche Bank in London. In 1993 Richard joined General Re Financial Products, a newly-formed AAA boutique that soon became established as one of the world’s leading derivatives trading operations. At GRFP Richard initially ran the structuring desk, before moving into trading (rates and FX exotics), and finished as a Managing Director and global co-head of structuring and sales.In 2004, Richard decided to move into the world of consulting and expert training. He trains around the world on all areas of finance with a particular emphasis on capital markets, derivatives and risk-management.Richard has a 1ST Class Degree in Physics from Oxford University.