Online Courses


The Association of Corporate Treasurers of Southern Africa (ACTSA) is delighted to offer an number of online courses that allows you to learn at your own pace and in your own time in association with Lisa-Ann Morris.

Once registration and payment is completed, users will have access (within 48 hours) to the course for 21 days. The online format is in bite-sized courses, providing great flexibility to tackle each topic at your own pace.


Members – R2200 (incl VAT)

Non  Members: R2500 (incl VAT)


This introductory level course of 64 lessons and 2 hours of video content is perfect to prepare and expose new candidates to the world of financial markets. It will also provide a useful refresher to those already familiar to the business.

  • Insights into the forex market, money markets and bond securities.
  • Decipher jargon associated to the financial markets
  • Distinguish between primary and secondary markets
  • Identify the motives of hedgers and speculators when trading in securities
  • Contrast OTC to exchange traded markets

The online courses are straight-forward, providing you with the information you need to grow in your career. Coupled with the opportunity to share thoughts and perspectives within a learning community and reach out to the facilitator, the sky is the limit.

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Importing and exporting businesses can find themselves exposed to the volatility of the foreign exchange markets. Hedging against these risks can prove crucial to achieving the business’s strategic objectives. FEC’s can provide such risk mitigation. Forward exchange contracts are commonly used as hedging instruments, assisting companies to mitigate the foreign exchange risk inherent in their operational activities.

The practical implication of these within a hedge policy requires one to have insights into:

  • Appreciate the FEC’s function as a hedging tool, both the pros and the cons.
  • Achieve a solid understanding of the pricing components of an FEC.
  • Understand the mark to market (valuation) impacts of this derivative.
  • Address the cash flow implications of early deliveries and extensions (FX swaps).
  • Application of the learned concepts in a practical manner

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FX options provide the necessary protection against volatile FX markets as well as the benefits of remaining competitive in favourable markets. Explore the option mechanics that make these derivatives valuable tools within corporate hedging policies.

Options can provide a variety of solutions to a company exposed to fluctuating FX market prices. To fully appreciate their flexibility as hedging instruments it’s vital to understand their pricing mechanics and the terminology associated to them. In this course you can learn the fundamentals of the vanilla building blocks and go beyond the theoretical content to develop a deeper appreciation for these exciting hedging alternatives.

  • Appreciate the value of options as hedging tools.
  • Demystify the terminology associated to options.
  • Understand the pricing mechanics that drive option premiums.
  • Consider your business objectives when deciding on the right option for you.
  • Achieve an understanding of the pay-off profiles of zero cost structures.
  • Comprehend the potential mark to market benefits of options

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More about Lisa

With more than a decade of a career spent in banking, with an emphasis on experience in the financial markets, Lisa has dedicated herself to the development of knowledge and skills for participants within financial markets, corporate and investment banking and treasury operations.

This has included training and facilitation of workshops and the development of learning materials. She has structured and presented workshops to educate and elevate the understandings of financial markets, risk management, the world of banking and many other areas of finance.