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Programme on Commodity Derivatives Market  
From Monday, October 19, 2020 -  09:00am
To Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 05:00pm



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The programme aims to provide a comprehensive knowledge about commodities as an asset class, entire ecosystem of commodity derivatives in India including regulatory overview, compliance framework, trading clearing and settlement and practitioner’s aspects. Certificates of Participation will be given to all participants as an acknowledgement of understanding commodity derivative market.


Objectives of the Programme

  • To introduce commodities as an asset class, basic characteristics, its relation with other asset classes and role of commodities in a portfolio.
  • To provide a better and in-depth understanding of products and various aspects of the operation of the commodity derivatives markets in India.
  • To present the participants with regulatory framework on participation in commodity derivative markets and compliance requirements
  • To provide practical insights on the functioning of the commodities derivatives and contemporary issues in commodity derivative markets.


Target Audience

The programme would be suitable for professionals working in financial markets/ capital markets who wants to develop deeper understanding of Commodity Derivatives and gain strategic and regulatory insights about institutional participation in commodity derivative markets.


Date & Time


  • Date: October 19-24, 2020
  • Weekday: 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Saturday: 9:30 am to 12:45 pm



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Commodities as an asset class

  • Commodity Spot Markets Vs Commodity Derivatives
  • Commodities and Economic Cycles
  • Economic events and commodity derivatives
  • Basic Characteristics of Commodities
  • Commodities Vs Other Asset Classes
  • Role of Commodities in a Portfolio
  • Concepts in commodity derivatives investment management
  • Cases for commodity investments


Overview of Commodity Markets and Fundamentals

  • Historical Perspectives (FMC and post FMC)
  • Commodity market Structure- Underlying Cash markets
  • Products in commodity derivative markets
  • Types of Market Participants in Commodity market – Speculators Vs Hedgers Vs Arbitragers
  • Impact of demand and supply of commodities on derivative trading
  • Commodity Vs Equity Derivative Markets
  • Fundamentals of commodity markets
  • Major features of Commodity derivative contracts


Commodity Exchanges

  • Functioning of Commodity Exchanges
  • Trading and Surveillance
  • Clearing Corporation and its role in clearing & settlement
  • Delivery based settlement in commodities
  • Regulatory requirements and Governance issues
  • Types of Members and Institutional Participation
  • Exchanges and warehousing – Rules, Regulations, Inspection and Transparency


Institutional participation in commodity derivatives – Regulatory Perspectives

  • Institutional Participation in Commodity Markets – Overview of Regulations
  • Eligibility, Compliance and other regulatory requirements  
  • Process of setting up of participation in commodity derivatives


Commodity Custodians – Roles and Responsibilities

  • Custodial regulations in commodity markets
  • Role of custodians in commodity markets
  • Risks in warehousing of commodities and management of risks in physical commodities
  • Custodians and


Warehousing of Commodities and the Regulatory Ecosystem  

  • Warehousing (Development and Regulation) Act, 2007
  • Warehousing Development and Regulatory Authority – Structure, Role and Functions
  • WDRA Notified Commodities and Regulations
  • Warehouse Accreditation Regime and Service Providers
  • Accreditation of Assayers
  • Registration of Warehouses
  • Inspection Guidelines
  • Warehouse Risk Management – Tools and Processes


National Electronic Commodity Repositories

  • Regulations and operations of electronic commodity repositories (Governance and Operations)
  • Electronic Negotiable Warehouse Receipts – (eNWRs)
  • Warehouses and Electronic Commodity Repositories
  • Issuance and Management eNWR
  • Pledging of e-NWRS
  • Dematerialization/Dematerialization of Warehouse Receipts


Commodity Markets and Institutional Participation – International Perspectives

  • Institutions in Global commodity markets
  • Evolution and the extent of commodity market participation by institutional players
  • Significance of commodity investments to international investors
  • Common strategies in commodity markets
  • Risks, Risk Management and Returns in commodity markets    
  • Recent events in commodity derivative markets and the response of institutional participants


Programme Fees

  • Rs. 6000 plus GST if registered before October 14, 2020
  • Rs. 7500 plus GST if registered between October 14-17, 2020
  • Rs. 9000 plus GST if registered post October 17, 2020


How to register for this Programme?

Step 1: Please click this registration link or open this link in any browser http://slims.nism.ac.in/eduwiz/forms/newregister.html#

Step 2: Please click on New registration (Once the registration is complete, you will receive User ID and Password in your registered Email ID)

Step 3: In programme name, please select ‘Programme on Commodity Derivatives Market’ and fill other necessary details.

Step 4: Please complete the registration and fee payment.


Programme Director:


Mr. Vishal Padole, Member of Faculty, NISM

Email: [email protected]

Please contact Ms. Jinal Rohit ([email protected]) for further information.


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