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As part of Financial Literacy Month, the Canadian Derivatives Institute launches a series of options trading training courses for the general public

Montréal, Québec, November 21, 2019 – The Canadian Derivatives Institute (CDI) officially launched its “Options Trading” online training series during a Finance Montréal networking event yesterday. Geared to the general public, these free courses are designed to demystify options and trading and managing them. This launch is part of Financial Literacy Month, which encourages Canadians to take charge of their finances.

“Promoting the sound use of derivatives and developing the expertise of market stakeholders is an integral part of CDI’s mission. As the benefits and challenges of options trading are not widely known to the general public, we have developed 10 free educational videos on this topic. In doing so, we hope to facilitate access to this knowledge and contribute to the financial education of Canadians,” said Simon Jacques, Executive Director, Training and Business Development at CDI and Executive Advisor at Finance Montréal.

These online training courses were created in cooperation with the Regulatory Division of the Bourse de Montréal.
“The fines fund of the Bourse de Montréal’s Regulatory Division may be used, among other things, to inform the public about derivatives. The financial literacy project fits perfectly with this objective. These educational videos are a fun way to understand stock options and their use in an investment portfolio,” explained Julie Rochette, Vice President and Chief Regulatory Officer, Regulatory Division, Bourse de Montréal.

Those wishing to upgrade their knowledge of derivative instruments can also benefit from CDI’s accredited online training courses.

About the Canadian Derivatives Institute

Established in 2011, the Canadian Derivatives Institute promotes the sound use of derivative instruments, reinforces the expertise of stakeholders and contributes to the development of the risk management and derivatives sectors across Canada. This is undertaken through customized training programs, publication of working papers and technical notes, research support and networking events contributing to the exchanges between the various industry players.

About Finance Montréal

Created in 2010, Finance Montréal, Québec’s financial cluster, has a mission to make Montréal a world- class financial hub and foster cooperation among its member institutions to accelerate the industry’s growth. The organization engages in international business development activities to attract foreign financial companies to Montréal by promoting various tax incentives including the IFC tax credit. It also administers the Montréal FinTech Station, a development centre for businesses in the financial technology sector. To learn more about Finance Montréal, visit

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Thierry Hardy
Senior Advisor, Events and Partnerships
Cell.: 514-441-1540

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