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By: Alex Chaia

Systematic Trading – The Official Guide to the CFST® Exam

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CFST® Program - The Certification that Matters

The CFST® Exam certifies trading professionals across the globe, providing hedge funds, market makers and other financial institutions in the derivatives industry the confidence that their talents are up to date with the industry and can demonstrate the knowledge required for everyday tasks.

Why would you ask for a CFST® Certificate?


The test covers Trading Rules and Disciplinary procedures of multiple derivatives exchanges such as CME, LME, ICE, Eurex, B3, and the OTC regulations in critical jurisdictions. Successful applicants will demonstrate knowledge and control of the different regulations in multiple venues as require in a multi-asset business world.


By covering multiple exchanges and OTC products trading characteristics and calculations, the test will certify that Traders and Brokers understand the differences and workings of each multiple product, qualifying them to be able to trade any derivative or to confidently deal with customer requirements in a wide range of product classes.


Level II of the CFST programme assesses candidate’s abilities with understanding the principles of algorithmic trading, strategy development and deployment. Questions will assess statistical, research, and infrastructure-related knowledge to certify a successful candidate to work in the industry.

Enroll for the CFST® Exam:    

Level I is designed to cover Compliance, Market Fundamentals and Economics, and is suitable for all professionals in the derivatives industry, including Back-Office, Compliance, Trading, Operations and Sales.

Level II is designed to cover Derivatives Valuation, Risk Management and Algorithm Development and suitable for professionals in Risk, Trading and Strategy.

Alex Chaia is the managing director of Catalyst Futures. He is a professional derivatives trader with many years of experience across blue chip investment banks and niche start-ups. His professional journey focused particularly on currency and commodities derivatives. A graduate in quantitative finance, he spent part of his career in Sao Paulo, Frankfurt, Miami, and London. Some of the companies he developed his work with were Deutsche Bank, Citigroup, Raymond James, City Credit Capital and several consulting projects. Teams he worked with and played a key role have won awards from Institutional Investor Magazine, Agencia Estado in Brazil, Latin Finance and the Financial Derivatives Industry Golden Honour Awards in Shanghai.

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