Trade Surveillance – Option Markets

About the online training programme

This course covers points of attention to the prevention and detection of market manipulation in option markets. It is explained how abuse could take place and what measures could be taken to avoid such from happening.

Course Contents

This course includes the following video lessons:

  1. Introduction
  2. Option pricing – Introduction
  3. Option pricing – Moneyness
  4. Option pricing – Exercise style
  5. Orders or transaction-related schemes
  6. Derivative of derivative
  7. Cross-market manipulation
  8. Squeezing & cornering
  9. Blowing up open interest
  10. Freezing & ramping
  11. Marking
  12. Hidden orders & Triggers
  13. Path-dependency
  14. Path-dependency – Protection
  15. Path-dependency – Avoidance
  16. Indicators of market manipulation


“MAC’s courses are very suitable for our employees; good quality content is what we look for.”

Rob Veersma
Global Energy Community
“Really well structured and easy to follow content that is varied in delivery in order to keep the reader engaged. Looking forward to seeing more from the MAC in the future!”

Erika Rabadia
Manager Trading Surveillance

Our Labels

Entrima and Market Abuse Centre (MAC) are the two labels we operate to provide learning services for professionals in the commodity & energy markets.

Content & Context

Entrima’s mission is to transfer knowledge regarding the business, controls & operations of parties in (or relating to) the wholesale markets.

Conduct & Culture

MAC’s mission is to facilitate the prevention & detection of misconduct and to foster proper behaviour in organisations. This is achieved via training, periodic updates and increased awareness.

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Market Abuse Centre facilitates prevention & detection of market abuse. We set learning standards for minimum required knowledge and provide training accordingly.


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