This five-day program provides delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the economics of trading and the management of inherent price risks. Delegates will learn how to negotiate and cost deals, calculate profitability, charter a ship through a broker, and examine the legal and operational aspects of trading. They will also gain the skills to identify and manage risk by using futures, forwards, and over-the-counter markets.
During the practical exercises, delegates work as part of a trading team and make decisions using real-time information and prices from Reuters trading screens and daily price reports from Platts and Petroleum Argus to manage and maximize the profit of a fictional trading book. The corporate position will be marked to market and reviewed on a daily basis, with comprehensive debriefs studying the consequences of the decisions made.
This course will benefit those coming into trading from elsewhere in the industry; those in supply and marketing functions looking for a wider understanding of the market; those in oil companies, banks, law firms, accountancy practices, the media, and elsewhere who interface with traders and trading; and those moving into oil markets from the financial markets or elsewhere.