Two day long VIOP Akademi training program, organized by Center for Applied Research in Finance founded with the collaboration of Borsa Istanbul and Bogazici University, was held on September 13-14th at Bogazici University Laboratories.

Participants were given theoretical information and practical examples about `VIOP AKADEMI` trainings and VIOP.

During the `AKADEMI` aimed at people who are willing to pursue a career in finance or who are currently working at financial markets, trainings were given by Vedat Akgiray, former president of SPK and lecturer at Bogazici University, Cenk Karahan, assistant professor at Bogazici University, Emrah Sener, assistant professor at Ozyegin University, Osman Yilmaz, portfolio manager at HSBC and Umit Yilmazcan, derivative products manager at Deutsche Securities.

Cetin Ali Donmez, vice president of Borsa Istanbul noted that :

`As Borsa Istanbul, we are working on increasing the knowledge of investors and employees. With the VIOP AKADEMI program organized in that context, we offered a detailed and practical trainings to the participants. We thank Bogazici University for their support while realizing this program.  We`ll continue our studies during the following years.`

Borsa Istanbul Group Manager Muammer Cakir who pointed out that VIOP is a relatively recent market in Turkey stated that:

`For that reason, as Borsa Istanbul VIOP, we attribute utmost importance to increasing the level of financial literacy. By realizing such a detailed program as VIOP Akademi along with the cooperation agreement signed with OIC (Options Industry Council) on options trainings, we took our efforts about this issue a step further.`

Ali Coskun, Director of CARF told that:

`Within the scope of VIOP AKADEMI program both academics and professionals have shared their experiences with participants.  Participants were conveyed theoretical and practical information in detail. We are pleased to be partners with Borsa Istanbul VIOP in such an educational organization. We`ll continue to realize such events with them for contributing to finance sector.`

During the two day long intense program, participants were informed in detail about `Derivatives Market(VIOP)`, `Pricing on Futures Market`, `Options Pricing Modelling`, `Options Valuation and Strategies`, `Volatiliy`, `VIOP and Portfolio Management` and `Derivatives with a Professional Approach` . At the end of the trainings participants were given a VIOP AKADEMI certificate by CARF.