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Simplex Institute was established in 2000 with the primary aim of providing customized educational and training modules for the financial and academic communities. Our management and instructors, possessing deep academic background as well as extensive professional experience with major investment banks, deliver highest quality education modules utilizing proprietary learning tools such as our flagship VTS² series. We strive to work closely with our clients to cater to their training needs at various levels of sophistication, from new recruits to experienced specialists.


OSE Futures & Options Simulator
We are pleased to announce the launch of "OSE Futures & Options Simulator" by the Osaka Exchange. Planned and developed by us, this new educational tool enables users to learn about the Nikkei 225 futures and options markets while enjoying trading in a virtual market environment.
The product features multiple "scenarios" with varying levels of complexities that demonstrate various aspects of derivatives including fundamentals and professional strategies. Equipped with detailed explanation videos and a dictionary, the system enables effective self-studying anytime, anywhere.


VTSS (Virtual Trading Simulation System) Derivatives
This interactive virtual trading simulation system is an effective tool for learning about futures and options trading. Through experiencing live simulations, even complex theories are made much easier to understand.


Option Pricer (Options Calculator)
Simplexfs gOption Pricerh is useful in calculating risk-parameters and theoretical prices. This is an ideal tool for all options learners and investors.


Option Chart (Single Stock Options) (Osaka Exchange website)
This useful webpage enables users to search for and download historical data such as implied volatilities (IV) and settlement prices, as well as daily rankings of IVs, on single stock options.

Last Updated Oct 29, 2014
Oct 29, 2014 We are pleased to announce the launch of "OSE Futures & Options Simulator" by the Osaka Exchange. Planned and developed by us, this new educational tool enables users to learn about the Nikkei 225 futures and options markets while enjoying trading in a virtual market environment.
  July 22, 2014 <Relocation>
Office relocated to: Toranomon Hills Mori Tower, 19th Floor,1-23-1, Toranomon, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, 105-6319


  July 12, 2014 <Seminar>
Seminar held by Pan Rolling, Inc., titled, gRisk Management and Strategies for Option Tradingh, by Yusuke Ito
Sponsored by Japan Exchange Group
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  June 19, 2014 <Seminar>
Seminar held by JPX Academy, titled gVolatility and Option Strategiesh by Yusuke Ito
Sponsored by Japan Exchange Group and Osaka Exchange
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May 17, 2014 <Seminar(Japanese)>
(Lecture event commemorating the integration of derivatives markets at JPX)
gAdvanced Investment Techniques `Using Derivatives to Implement Mapped-out Strategiesh

Date: May 17, 2014 (Sat.)
Lecturer: Yusuke Ito (CEO, Simplex Institute)
Sponsors: Japan Exchange Group, Osaka Exchange, Nikkei CNBC
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May 15, 2014 <Seminar(Japanese)>
Seminar held, titled gHedge Strategy on the Nikkei 225 Futures and Optionsh,
Sponsored by Pan Rolling, Inc.

Mar 20, 2014 <DVD(Japanese)>
gHedging utilizing Nikkei 225 Futures and Optionsh on sale.
Recording of the seminar from gInvestment Strategy EXPO 2014h, held by Pan Rolling, Inc.
Lecturer: Yusuke Ito (CEO, Simplex Institute)

Feb 25, 2014 <Magazine(Japanese)>
Panel discussion titled, gFor further development of Japanese Derivatives Marketsh,
featured in hGekkan Shihon-Shijoh (monthly publication by the Capital Markets Research Institute (Japan)), February, 2014:
Participants: Mr. Hiromi Yamaji (CEO, Osaka Exchange), Mr. Sadakazu Osaki (Head of Research, Nomura Research Institute), and Ms. Makiko Hanawa (Managing Director, Simplex Institute)
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Jan 30, 2014 <Seminar >
New on-demand options seminars by Makiko Hanawa released on SBI Securitiesf website:

gNikkei 225 Options: Buying Strategy of Call Optionsh
gNikkei 225 Options: Buying Strategy of Put Optionsh
gNikkei 225 Options: Selling Strategy of Call Optionsh
gNikkei 225 Options: Selling Strategy of Put Optionsh
gNikkei 225 Options: Long Straddle
gNikkei 225 Options: Short Straddleh
gNikkei 225 Options: Long Strangleh
gNikkei 225 Options: Short Strangleh

Oct 09, 2012 "OPTION CHARTh (for single stock options)"released on the Osaka Exchange (OSE) website.
Option Chart (Individual Options)

Jan 31, 2012 A new version of gOption Pricerh, designed for individual investors, released.
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Nov 27, 2011 Makiko Hanawa spoke at a special charity seminarNippon SAIKOH 2011

Speakers:
Jim Rodgers
(Author, financial commentator and international investor)
Kenji Fujimaki (Bond, Forex, and Equity trader, economic analyst)
Michiko Kawai (Representative Director and
FX strategist, Wakabayashi FX Associates Co. Ltd.,),
Makiko Hanawa (Managing Director, Simplex Institute, Inc.)

Sponsors:
Tokyo Stock Exchange
Osaka Securities Exchange
Tokyo Financial Exchange
Tokyo Commodity Exchange
Tokyo Grain Exchange
Kansai Commodities Exchange


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Nov 21, 2011 "VTS²" won the Judges' Special Award at "Japan e-Learning Awarda 2011"
In Simplex Institute Co., Ltd., We offer "investment education" for professional of a financial institution and personal investorsEEELearn more
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