CISI Capital Markets Programme – Derivatives Unit

The objective of the seminar is to ensure that candidates have a basic knowledge of the regulations and practices in financial and commodity derivatives, their underlying markets, trading and the principles of investment strategies. Employees of Investment Firms, Fiduciaries, Legal professionals and accountants that support the sector, and everybody that wants to learn what financial instruments are traded in the financial markets.

This programme is aimed at practitioners advising and/or dealing in securities and/or derivatives. It is also aimed at people who want to enter the financial services sector or work with clients from the sector.


The Seminar also prepares Participants for the CISI Derivatives Unit Examination, that leads to the Capital Markets Certificate, which is especially relevant to those who have already passed the CySEC examination.

What is on the syllabus? 

  • Introduction to Derivatives
  • Underlying Markets
  • Exchange Traded Futures and Options
  • Principles of Exchange-Traded Futures and Options
  • Principles of OTC Derivatives
  • Principles of Clearing
  • Delivery and Settlement
  • Trading, Hedging and Investment Strategies
  • Special Regulatory Requirements


DATES: 16-17 June 2016


LOCATION: Frederick University, Limassol

TIME: 08:30 - 17:00

FEES: HRDA eligible €298, non-HRDA eligible €480 (both + €91.20 VAT)


You can register by sending the completed registration form above to or via fax to 2227 4475. If you need help completing the form, please give us a call at 2227 4470

Trainer: Yiannos Ashiotis

A seasoned trainer, Yiannos has been putting his diverse international business experience in good use by helping organizations achieve their targets by empowering their people through energetic, value adding training programs.

Yiannos has developed and conducted professional training seminars with emphasis on accounting, finance, management, regulation as well as a variety of business topics to corporate audiences in many countries including Poland, Hungary, Greece, Cyprus, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Egypt, Abu Dhabi etc.

During his career Yiannos has held various managerial and executive positions in a number of multinational companies in Europe and the Middle East in a variety of industries.

He was involved in diverse activities ranging from business development to operations and executive management. He structured complex investment funds, lead organizational change, and implemented regulatory programs across international organizations.

Yiannos holds non–‐executive directorships in a number of financial services organizations and is a member of many international professional bodies. He is currently the Managing Director of Intelion Partners, a boutique firm focusing on management, financial, and investment firm/fund advisory and consulting.