Energy Derivatives Trading Bootcamp

Energy Derivatives Trading Bootcamp


IFM’s “bootcamp” training 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 training you will uncover specific characteristics of 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 will be 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
  • Define hedge objectives and appropriate hedging strategies
  • Understand the role of exchanges, clearinghouses, and regulators


Who Should Attend

Anyone seeking a better understanding of energy derivatives, market mechanics and risk management applications.

  • Futures market professionals and asset managers
  • Trading, risk management and financial departments of oil, gas, and electricity companies
  • Support staff in FCM operations, IT, sales, marketing, legal and compliance
  • Staff from wholesale/marketing companies, supply, and distribution, strategy, research, engineering, trading risk management, purchasing, financial and accounting
  • Financial industry service providers (ISVs)
  • Employees of government agencies (federal, state, and municipal)
  • Major energy consuming businesses
  • Staff of exchanges and industry regulators


Level:  Fundamental to Intermediate

Duration and Format: Virtual, live for a total of 10 hours - 2 hours per day on five (5) consecutive days. Sessions hours are convenient for U.S. participants and many global attendees too.

Registration Options

Virtual Workshop. 120-minute sessions on 5 days.
Class Size
Registration is limited to 20 participants to promote student participation and interaction.
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 have any questions or are unable to complete your online order, please contact the IFM at 202-223-1528, or via e-mail at