The aim of the conference
is to diffuse information and knowledge on derivative products of different market sectors
and identify methods of effectively using derivatives as tools of hedge and speculation in the formulation of strategies under different conditions of the economy.
Derivatives are known so much for the insurance that they offer as well as for the leverage. In the foreign markets, they have gained appreciable territory but in the Greek market there is still a considerable way to cover. Nevertheless, up until now, most professionals in the Greek market but also individual investors use concrete Stock Exchange derivatives only for speculation while their use is extended beyond those purposes in many more products.
That is mainly the reason why the focus of the conference lies on introducing the variety of derivative products in different market sectors
- Shipping derivatives
- Weather derivatives
- Credit derivatives
- Polution derivatives
- Property derivatives
At the same time the conference aims to inform the Greek market professionals as well as the broad investment public for new trends and developments in the markets of derivative products worldwide
, and also the opportunities and threats
that those might conceal as alternative ways of investment.