Energy Derivatives Trading Bootcamp

Energy Derivatives Trading Bootcamp


IFM’s virtual instructor-led "bootcamp" provides a detailed insight into the most widely traded energy derivative instruments including forImage: Energy Graphicwards, 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 instructor-led bootcamp is delivered in 2-hour sessions per day on five (5) consecutive days. Hours are convenient for U.S. participants and many global attendees too.


Qualify for a Discount?  FIA Member firms and their employees are eligible for discounts on courses. FIA members include more than 300 financial services firms as well as fund managers, commercial hedgers, global exchanges, technology vendors, and legal and other professional services providers. 

Registration Options

Virtual Workshop. 120-minute sessions on 5 days.
Class Size
Registration is limited to 20 participants to promote student participation and interaction.
FIA Member discounted rate will be applied at checkout: $425 Early-bird Discount| $495 Standard Fee

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 questions or are unable to complete your online order, please contact the IFM at 1-202-223-1528, or via e-mail at