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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Inflation derivatives – history in the making

Company: BGC Partners

It has been a roller-coaster ride of a year for inflation-linked products – thanks to the global economic problems that everybody has been encountering, the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the use of quantitative easing by central banks – in their efforts to combat inflation and deflation. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Inflation Derivatives | Published: 04 November 2009 | Type: Article

The implied volatility surface in the presence of dividends

Company: Standard Bank

Standard Bank quantitative analyst Roelof Sheppard shows how absolute and proportional dividend payments give rise to arbitrage constraints on the implied volatility surface. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Equity Derivatives | Published: 05 October 2009 | Type: Article

Sunrise brokers - a winning formula

Company: Sunrise Brokers

Launched in 1991, Sunrise Brokers is a dominant force in the derivatives space. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Equity Derivatives | Published: 14 September 2009 | Type: Article

Eurex Credit Clear - Meeting the needs of the buy side

Company: Eurex

On 30 July 2009, in response to the industry commitment on 17 February to introduce central counterparty in over-the-counter (OTC) credit default swaps (CDS) in Europe by the end of July 2009, Eurex Credit Clear successfully started CDS clearing. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Credit Derivatives | Published: 04 September 2009 | Type: Article

Post-Economic Meltdown – The Impact on Technology Supporting Islamic Finance

Company: Oracle Corporation

The current economic meltdown in the US and European markets will force Islamic finance players to review and redefine their focus on how to survive in a highly turbulent market place. This white paper discusses what this might mean for the technology which supports them. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Technology Systems and Software | Published: 01 October 2008 | Type: White Paper

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