This training has been very enriching and for a virtual training it was lively and not boring at all. The materials shared, the exercises and discussions where all very helpful. The trainer made sure it should be an interactive training and each of us was given a chance to participate. The trainer was clear and offered a good lecture with live examples which related very well to what we were discussing.
Stephen is clearly a very experienced professional, and we are luckly that he is so passionate about sharing his experiences. That being said, I think that Trade Finanace is clearly a very broad subject and at times very detailed. In my opinion, this course does go into too much detail at times, but that might be subjective for my role within the trade world.
When the subject itself was so full, I thought it would be difficult to handle it for 3 days. (I was being abit biased as well) But after 3 days, I was ready to have more and talk more. Through out my education I have learnt that this is all because of the teacher. I believe Ms Emma Jenkins could be the best thing that happened to forwards, options, carries, tapos, greeks and everything else that about this course. As someone who has not studied finance, I have gained enough knowledge and behavior to be familiar with what I have heard in my work place and even drop a few comments.
As an introductory course, the course is well designed and provide a clear concepts, such as what LME does, what hedging is, what Futures are and how Futures work etc. I work in the Credit side, and the course helps me to understand what the Front Office is going to do with our counterparties. Also, Emma is a great trainer. She spoke very clearly with appropriate pace and was very patient with questions.
The knowledges shared during this course are heavy. I can see the interest of 1 full week when it is about attending in London offices. Using Zoom during 6 hours for 1 full week is not adapted. I would recommend in case of this remote training either having more days but less hours per day or having 1-2 days per week during a month. It will allow to manage better our work and swallow better the knowlegdes.