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Volatility: Trading and Managing Risk

The course was beyond the needs of and my objectives given my current role in wealth management. […] What I found most exceptional about Simon (teacher) was his ability to present the material in a way that enabled both a basic understanding of the material for novice modellers like myself as well as provide a mathematical foundation and validation for those in the class with advanced degrees in math-based studies. […]

(First Vice President - Wealth Management - UBS Financial Services)


Dr. Simon Acomb's delivery was a rigorous but very insightful practical training tailored for Quants on volatility modelling. It emphasizes the features of each model as well as their limitations in practice.

(Senior Quantitative Analyst - The Options Clearing Corporation)


Great course, highly recommended.

(Strategist - UBS)


Informative and practical course. There will be interesting material for anyone, regardless his/her level of understanding in volatility.

(Investment Associate - Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan)


Great course. Simon struck the right balance in terms of the mathematical contents of this course and was able to convey deep insights of great practical relevance. I recommend this course to anyone serious about understanding, modelling, and trading vol.

(Assistant Portfolio Manager - Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan)


An excellent course covering not only the theory but also some very good practical applications

(Treasury Sales - Westpac Banking Corporation)


"I think the course was very interesting and useful. I think the tutors were very proficient in the subjects and I especially enjoyed learning from Simon who has the ability to back up theory with significant practical experience and understanding."

(Derivatives Trader - Vtb Capital Plc)


"I really liked the fact that the course content delivered on both theoretical and practical aspects of the volatility trading. Instructor was very knowledgeable, was happy to answer questions and effectively delivered the main idea and important points."

(Senior Director - RBC)


"I was impressed by the practical approach of the course. Very useful for practitioners."

(Head Portfolio Manager - Latin American Reserve Fund-FLAR)


"I felt that the instructor was extremely knowledgeable and conveyed the information in an clear way. I was extremely pleased with the class. It greatly exceeded my expectations."

(Director - Aon Corporation)