Illustrative course outlines

At OTC we believe in tailoring our courses to meet each client’s specific requirements.  The illustrative course outline below gives an indication of the type of course content that we’ve been asked to deliver. For more information call us on +44 20 7700 3330 or email

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Introduction to FX

What is covered?

A comprehensive introduction to the FX markets and how investors’ trade in the spot market and forward markets.  This course is designed to leave participants confident about bid offer spreads and cross rates and introduce the ideas of forward rates.

Who will benefit?

Those new to financial markets looking for an introduction to foreign exchange.  No prior knowledge is required.

Course content

An overview of the FX market
    • Key players
    • Drivers of supply and demand
    • Commodity investment vehicles and market participants
How rates are quoted
    • Market conventions
    • spreads
    • Cross rates
Forward rates
    • Interest rates and forward rates
    • Calculating forward rates
    • Forward points
    • FX swaps


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