Energy Derivatives Trading Bootcamp

Energy Derivatives Trading Bootcamp


This two-day training program provides a detailed insight into the most widely traded energy derivative instruments including forwards, futures, options and swaps - together with their potential for hedging and risk management.  During the program you will explore specific characteristics to the energy products and understand the risks and rewards across sectors. You will gain a practical understanding of today's energy markets and how derivatives are effectively used in price risk management. Case studies are used to facilitate learning.

Learning Outcome

After the course you will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamentals of energy trading
  • Identify different energy futures and their mechanics and applications
  • Discuss the influential factors in the oil, gas and electricity markets
  • Recognize the roles of hedgers, speculators and hedge funds
  • Understand the risk management process and special characteristics in the oil, gas, and electricity sectors
  • Define pricing, basis risk, margin and settlement types
  • Understand futures and options nomenclature including premiums, exercise, assignment and settlement
  • Discuss hedging strategies
  • Recognize the role of exchanges, clearinghouses and regulators


Who Should Attend

Anyone interested in understanding energy derivatives markets and trading including producers and marketers; middle- and back-office personnel; corporate and municipal utilities executives; risk management personnel; legal and compliance staff and regulators.

Level:  Fundamental to Intermediate



The IFM is monitoring the continuing developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Based on the information currently available, there are no plans to postpone or cancel any scheduled IFM courses.

We appreciate that the decision whether to attend a course is a personal one. As the situation is fluid, circumstance may change. If so, you may reschedule your course date or cancel registration without financial penalty. We also encourage you to monitor the advice of local public health authorities, visit the CDC website for additional information, and follow the WHO’s Travel Advice for news and recommendations on how to protect yourself from infection.


Registration Options

600 Travis Street (aka JPMorgan Chase Tower)
Class Size
Registration is limited to 20 participants to promote student participation and interaction.

Please arrive 30 minutes before the course to clear security and enter the building. Complimentary morning and afternoon refreshments are provided. Lunch on own.
Group Discount: 10% of any registration with 3+ participants. To take advantage of this discount, please contact the IFM at 202-223-1528, or via e-mail at

If you are unable to complete your online order, please contact the IFM at 202-223-1528, or via e-mail at International orders require us to quote you an exact fee before process your order.