The word "derivatives" has become synonymous with risk taking, a source of international headlines, at the centre of a world-wide financial crisis, yet still remains a word only very few people, even those who trade in them, truly understand.
The aim of this seminar, designed specifically for solicitors, is to introduce the concept of derivatives and help clarify these peculiar contracts. The basic four types of derivatives will be introduced and evaluated, and various "combination strategies" that have been created in the last decade will be introduced.
Although the topics discussed in the seminar arise in a wide variety of legal contexts, and will affect most areas of practice, those solicitors whose practice includes corporate, commercial, banking or financial transactions or litigation will find this seminar particularly appropriate.
This two hour seminar will take place in a central University of Edinburgh building between 18.00 and 20.00 hours.