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     "Financial Derivatives are like a surgeon's scalpel, in the wrong hands
     it can kill, but in the right hands, it can be used to save lives!"

                                                                                              Dr. Jeffrey C. K. Lim

 Seminars | Bahrain

PFD01: Financial Derivatives Part I
Comments from past participants

"The seminar clearly provides for an in-depth and multifaceted view of options, swaps etc. This seminar, if attended by treasurers and bankers, is able to significantly improve risk awareness and risk hedging in Singapore."

- Mr. Hans-Juergen Schnell
DaimlerChrysler Treasury Center Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore.
[Class of February 2001]


"Most people think that dealing with derivatives is synonymous to complex mathematical formulas and equations but Dr. Jeffrey C. K. Lim was able to present the derivatives concept in a simple way by always going back to basics."

 - Mr. Bambang Eko K. Joewono
Bank Niaga, Indonesia.
[Class of February 2004]


"Dr. Jeffrey Lim conducted the Financial Derivatives seminar with lots of brainstorming exercises and excitement. It has been my best experience in attending it. I would highly recommend any financial personnel who has no knowledge of the basic fundamentals of financial derivative products to experience the path and challenges that Dr. Jeffrey Lim has set to mould and guide attendees through the subject!!"

- Ms. Pauline Low Mui Ping
United Overseas Bank, Singapore.
[Class of February 2004]


"Jeff has been a good facilitator. From my personal point of view, this seminar was a very good refresher course. He has put across the issues in such a way that we are able to view them from different perspectives. This is in addition to his interesting presentation delivery technique."

- Ms. Tan Chye Yuan
Natexis Banques Populaires, Singapore.
[Class of July 2004]


"Good course. Interesting and beneficial!"

- Mr. Jeffrey Sim Heng Lai
O.C.B.C. Bank, Singapore.
[Class of July 2004]


"I would recommend this seminar! It’s useful, interesting and combines both theoretical and practical aspects. Really enjoyed the seminar! Very good facilitator! Didn’t fall asleep! I feel very positive towards this seminar!"

- Ms. Christine Lim Ai Lian
O.C.B.C. Bank, Singapore.
[Class of July 2004]


"Dr. Jeffrey Lim offers good and useful advice through the seminar. I would recommend such seminars to others as we do not have much of such seminars in Jakarta."

- Mr. Suriyanto Chang
Permata Bank, Indonesia.
[Class of July 2004]


"The Financial Derivatives Seminar was enjoyable and very enlightening as we learnt how the formulae were derived. Also, the presentation was a real brain-teaser."

- Mr. Irwan Hendroyono 
Bank Panin, Indonesia.
[Class of February 2005]


"Interesting seminar! Dr. Jeffrey has an amazing way of presenting complex financial theory in a simple and practical way."

- Mr. Eddy Kusnadi
O.C.B.C. Bank, Singapore.
[Class of February 2005]


"Jeff shows us the real world of finance and the banking system from an angle that I've never seen before. I got a deep understanding on financial derivatives explained in the simplest way."

- Ms. Ester Chandra
Bank Panin, Indonesia.
[Class of February 2005]


"Dr. Jeffrey has shown me a new approach and perspective in dealing with derivative instruments. His methods are powerful as they involve a very detailed analysis approach whereby he covers the intrinsic details of each of the specific instruments, not just skimming the surface."

- Mr. Izz Al-din Maslan
Capital Investment Bank (L) Ltd, Malaysia.
[Class of July 2005]


"The seminar is interesting and Jeff explains the subject in a most simplified manner!"

- Ms. Deslina Siagian
PT Bank Sumitomo Mitsui, Indonesia.
[Class of July 2005]


"It’s a great seminar for auditors and dealers!"

- Ms. Leeanne Leong
United Overseas Bank Group, Singapore.
[Class of July 2005]


"A wonderful, exciting, and insightful seminar delivered by a lively and humourous facilitator, Dr. Jeff Lim."

- Mr. Tan Kheng Feung
O.C.B.C. Bank, Singapore.
[Class of January 2006]


"The PFD01 seminar is certainly beneficial to anyone who is involved in the financial markets. Dr. Jeffrey Lim combined interesting theoretical aspects with hands on exercises during the 3 days seminar. His presentation is unique with practical examples drawn from his vast experience. One of the best facilitators I have ever come across."

- Mr. Steed Koh Wei Teck
O.C.B.C. Bank, Singapore.
[Class of January 2006]


"Jeff provided different perspectives to viewing and understanding derivatives."

- Mr. Fabian Siew Mun Fei
The Bank Of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, Singapore.
[Class of July 2006]


"This is a great seminar. I would recommended such seminars to others!"

- Mr. Priyo Basuki
PT. Bank Ekspor Indonesia, Indonesia.
[Class of July 2007]


"Excellent teaching, practical, interesting and challenging. Provides refreshing perspectives of derivatives and beyond!"

- Ms. Phua Tan Hong
United Overseas Bank, Singapore.
[Class of July 2008]


"Jeff has made the Financial Derivatives topics very interesting. He has made the topics very easy to understand by demonstrating with practical examples. I will encourage my team members to attend the seminar."

- Ms. Serene Ong
SG Asset Management (Singapore) Ltd, Singapore.
[Class of February 2010]


"Dr. Jeffrey conducted the seminar in a very interesting way. He gave me a very much clearer picture of the derivatives market and I would recommend this seminar to dealers and even fund managers. I really enjoyed the 3-day seminar."

- Mr. Solomon Poh
SG Asset Management (Singapore) Ltd, Singapore.
[Class of February 2010]


"This seminar is great! I can understand it, even though I have no math background. I've always had the feeling that math is fun, and now I know I'm right!"

- Ms. Fita Anggraini
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd, Indonesia.
[Class of June 2010]


"The Financial Derivatives Part I seminar is exceptionally insightful to the world of trading and the global markets. Internalising technical aspects of the course was so easy!"

- Mr. JJ Poh Jin Kiat
Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Singapore.
[Class of December 2010]


"By attending this seminar, I believe you can see Yield Curves so clearly and options so interesting."

- Mrs. Raden Widawati
Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ Jakarta, Indonesia.
[Class of January 2011]


"This seminar is excellent. Facilitator is very good and high quality and furthermore,
I understand financial derivatives much better!"

- Ms. Elisabeth Artrisia Herani
PT Bank Chinatrust Indonesia.
[Class of July 2011]


"Really enjoyed the seminar and discussion with Jeff. Can understand the concepts in a simple real-life way which is really enjoyable and interesting. Opened my mind to the mystery behind treasury products."

- Ms. Herdianti Wisesaputri
PT Bank DBS Indonesia.
[Class of January 2014]


"The program is very insightful and exciting! We not only get to learn about derivative products, but also the logic behind it. Most importantly, Dr. Jeff is an engaging facilitator. We will definitely recommend this training to our colleagues."

- Ms. Mariska Habni
PT Bank DBS Indonesia.
[Class of January 2014]


"This four day seminar has improved my mathematical sense."

- Mr. Syed Zeeshan Haider Taqvi
Pakistan National Shipping Corporation, Pakistan.
[Class of July 2014]


"The program opens up the mind, provides a different view!"

- Mr. Lim Zhe Hui
RHB Bank Berhad, Malaysia.
[Class of November 2018]


"Informative, motivational, practical! Great Work!"

- Ms. Jennifer Lee Sook Yee
RHB Bank Berhad, Malaysia.
[Class of November 2018]


"The seminar was very engaging and the facilitator conducted it with much fun and also added knowledge."

- Mr. Raymond Phing Wee Keat
RHB Investment Bank Berhad, Malaysia.
[Class of November 2018]


"The activities - practical (games) spiked up the interest! Great insights - new knowledge added to the learning!"

- Ms. Nurfatimah Zulkepli Binti Zakaria
RHB Investment Bank Berhad, Malaysia.
[Class of November 2018]


  • In living life, the secret of the How's is actually in the Why's!

  • History is actually an important subject. Knowing history well tells us why we are here today. Knowing history really well can sometimes even tell us where we are heading into the future!

  • Have a good understanding of the Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate markets, and the main Treasury products available in these markets, including Derivative instruments.

  • Acquire a clear understanding of Financial Derivatives through focusing on the essential Mathematical Concepts that form the building blocks of these instruments.

  • Master the dynamics of Financial Derivatives as part of an extended toolbox of Financial Risk Management, which will in turn increase optimality in hedging strategies.

  • Have an understanding of how knowledge in Derivatives in the Foreign Exchange markets can also be extended to include Equity and Commodity market derivative instruments.

  • Have a hands-on opportunity to build Yield Curves – the backbone of most financial derivative products.

  • First-hand usage of The PERMIT®1 Treasury & Financial Risk Management System and practical experience on structuring and pricing Financial Derivatives.

Seminar Facilitator(s)
(For complete profile, click on the name(s) below)

Dr. Jeffrey C. K. Lim
Ph.D., C.Sci., C.Math., FIMA, FCPS, FRM, PRM, B.Fel.


1 PERMIT® , which is an acronym for PI ETA Risk Management Information Technology, is a registered trademark of PI ETA Consulting Company.
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