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Insight Series: Understanding Options - BH

This workshop is available via the following modes of delivery:

  • In-house training: Make an in-house training enquiry to have this course delivered at your organisation
  • Expression of interest: Let AFMA know that you are interested in attending a public workshop in your city

TITLE: Understanding Options: Behaviour & Hedging
CE: 3hrs
FEE: Member - $632.50 including GST
Non Member - $792.00 including GST
available via in-house or
expression of interest


In this half-day workshop you will learn about how options behave as the inputs to the pricing models vary and apply this knowledge to a discussion of hedging techniques for option position and portfolios. You will work through a series of practical examples to illustrate the theoretical concepts. 

Who is it for?

This intermediate-level workshop is designed for participants with some knowledge of puts and calls and the Black-Scholes model.

It will suit financial market participants in a sales or trading roles, seeking practical, applied continuing education directly relevant to your role. It may also be of use to senior technical/managerial market participants who would like to build a better understanding of hedging considerations in this market.

What will you learn?

By the end of this workshop, you will gain an understanding of:

  • the option greeks – delta, gamma, vega, theta, rho
  • hedging option positions
  • synthetic option replication.


Alex Palfi, Principal, Tykoh Group Pty Ltd

Alex Palfi is a Principal of Tykoh Group Pty Ltd – an Australian based training provider specialising in tailored one and two day workshops on technical finance and business topics.  Prior to setting up Tykoh Alex was a Division Director at Macquarie Group in Sydney. In that role he developed a range of finance workshops and presented those in Australia and at other international locations. Those workshops focused on financial modelling, valuation, derivatives, credit risk and Visual Basic programming.


The facilitator has a great deal of knowledge on options!

This workshop has really helped me with my knowledge and understanding of terms I hear everyday and didn't know what they mean.

The Excel spreadsheet (provided) will be useful to put the theory into practice.