Derivatives for CFA L1


Derivative is one of the very important aspect of CFA curriculum. This course is well designed keep CFA Level 1 exam mind. Proper care has been taken in focusing various aspects right from forwards and futures to risk management. All the topics are properly explained taking proper illustration and other relevant references.


Derivatives—financial instruments that derive their value from the value of some underlying asset—have become increasingly important and fundamental in effectively managing financial risk and creating synthetic exposures to asset classes. As in other security markets, arbitrage and market efficiency plays a critical role in establishing prices.

Derivatives for CFA Level 1, the crash course has been designed to build the conceptual framework for understanding the fundamentals of derivatives investments. When enrolled for this course, you will avail of a series of structured videos which will focus on forwards, futures, options, swaps, derivatives markets, and the use of options in risk management.


The simplified explanations and use of lot of good examples makes this preparatory course very popular among the CFA aspirants. Moreover, Participants will also be given free access to related webinars conducted by Kredent Academy for further knowledge enhancement. An email query support, Question & Answer community platform can also be availed by the student for any kind of doubt clearance related to content while pursuing the course.

Topics Covered

This course includes video lectures for 3 readings from the CFA L1 course –

  • Derivatives Markets and Instruments
  • Basics of Derivatives Pricing and Valuation
  • Risk Management Applications of Option Strategies

The course is structured in 12 short videos, spanning approx 2 hours in total and at the end of each topic concept checkers are provided that reiterate the understanding of the topic as well as provide a step by step guide to question solving techniques on the CFA exam.

The course will help the students to complete the preparation in about one-third of the time it usually takes to study Derivatives via the self study approach.

Intended Participants

  • CFA L1 candidates
  • Students intending to enrol for CFA Level 1 Exam


  • 12 Videos
  • 1+ Hour of Content
  • 3+ Supplementary Study Materials

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