MarkMark Duran
Operations and Capital Markets

Mark worked in Investment Banks including HSBC and Bank of Montreal for 15 years. During this time he worked in operations and then as a trader, running books in FX, bonds and derivatives.

Since 1996 Mark has run courses all over the world including Amsterdam, Dublin, London, New

York, Hong Kong, Singapore, Johannesburg etc. Mark has delivered courses which focus on providing a practical and in depth understanding of the markets from a trading, risk and operational viewpoint. His courses are interactive and stimulating, offering delegates the opportunity to participate in an environment which encourages free discussion of the real issues faced in the workplace.

In the 13 years of delivering training Mark has covered a wide range of course topics, including,

hedge funds, equity markets, fixed income and derivatives, such as, swaps, options, futures,

credit derivatives, all from a market, trading, operational and risk perspective.

In addition to his training activities, Mark has undertaken various consultancy projects, such as

an in depth collateral risk assessment at a major European Investment bank. He currently holds a position as Non-Executive Director of Cazenove’s Derivative Oversight Committee. Mark acts as a member of the committee in a general consultative capacity to assess the firm’s derivative capabilities.

Recent events have seen Mark presenting at a JPMorgan Forum, speaking on The Benefits and

Risks of Derivatives. He along with representatives from the FSA, law firms, hedge funds etc. were asked to give their views on the risks of derivatives to 150 / 200 Directors and senior managers from the top investment firms in the UK.