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Derivatives white papers

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Risk Library provides derivatives white papers which consider current issues and thinking, market conditions and how derivatives can be used to their best effect.

In Business, a derivative is a form of contract where its value is derived from the value of underlying assets. Derivatives can be used to both hedge risk and for speculation. The most common types of derivatives are futures, options, forwards and swaps.

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Evaluating the Operational and Market Risks for Complex Energy Portfolios and New Energy Investments Optimisation

Company: Energy Exemplar

Evaluating the Operational and Market Risks for Complex Energy Portfolios and New Energy Investments Optimisation in Europe employing the Power of Hybrid Integrated Modelling. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 21 May 2015 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 2

Risk management in exotic derivatives trading : Lessons from the recent past

Company: Chappuis Halder

This white paper presents a particular occurrence of this issue on the interest rate market, extends it to commodities, and details some risk management techniques that could have been used in order to avoid losses. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodity Derivatives | Published: 18 May 2015 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 1

The Free Boundary SABR: Natural Extension to Negative Rates

Company: Numerix LLC

This white paper describes one such extension of the widely used SABR model. We stress that our solution is more natural and attractive than the shifted SABR. An exact formula is derived for the option prices in the case of zero correlation between the rate and its volatility. For nonzero VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Interest Rate Derivatives | Published: 28 April 2015 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 3

Reducing the Risk of Using Financial Models

Company: Numerix LLC

At their core, institutional financial markets exist to transfer risk. Whether via corporate lending, equity ownership or the creation and sale of structuredcredit derivatives, financial firms work to shuffle around different forms of risks—from those looking to mitigate it to those looking to take VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Private Equity | Published: 23 April 2015 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 7

Clearing the Hurdles to Meaningful Trade Reporting

Company: TriOptima AB

When the new derivatives rules established trade reporting as one of the key goals, regulators assumed that this would unlock the door to market transparency and the ability to monitor systemic risk. While much progress has been made, as trades flow into the trade repositories, it is widely VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Credit Derivatives | Published: 01 April 2015 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 2

OTC IRS Portfolio Optimisation: how trade compression could save funds $mlns before the 2016 European Clearing Mandate strikes

Company: Catalyst Development Ltd

This white paper describes a new approach to trade compression that allows fund managers to reduce the costs of swap clearing by up to 80% by eliminating excess gross notional from their books. The aim is to increase both trading and clearing efficiency in advance of the impending 2016 European VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Interest Rate Derivatives | Published: 27 March 2015 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 3

Cloud computing and Solvency II

Company: IBM Business Analytics

The computational requirements of Solvency II are driving the need for more computing power and data storage to be accessible on a scalable basis. Early adopters are leveraging cloud computing for their Solvency II implementations, while others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting for the VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Solvency II | Published: 26 March 2015 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 2

Emerging initial margin requirements

Company: IBM Business Analytics

Ongoing market uncertainty over the new and evolving margin regime for non-cleared over-the-counter derivatives has drawn many questions from firms, with too few reliable answers. This global survey – conducted by Risk and sponsored by IBM – is one of the first, VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Credit Derivatives | Published: 26 March 2015 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 1

Equity Market Pulse, Issue 2 – Q4 2014

Company: S&P Capital IQ

Driven by S&P Capital IQ’s™ proprietary data and analytics, Equity Market Pulse provides professional investors with insights into global equity market fundamentals and performance at a glance. Spanning developed and emerging markets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, it provides perspective on VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Private Equity | Published: 19 March 2015 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 1

Equity Market Pulse, Issue 3 – Q1 2015

Company: S&P Capital IQ

Equity Market Pulse provides professional investors with insights into global equity market fundamentals and performance at a glance. Spanning developed and emerging markets in the Americas, Europe and Asia, it provides perspective on fundamentals, valuations and investment strategy effectiveness. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Private Equity | Published: 18 March 2015 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 3

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