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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Controlled Chaos: Managing the Uncertainties of Renewables in Europe

Company: OpenLink

Producers, system operators and traders in power markets are facing multidimensional challenges in forecasting, optimization, trading, risk management and structural changes caused by the rise of renewables in the European power grid. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 05 December 2013 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 5

Collateral management survey 2013

Company: BNY Mellon

Insurance Risk’s second collateral management survey in conjunction with BNY Mellon finds more insurers are taking steps to prepare for new derivatives regulation, but concerns about collateral availability are mounting VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Credit Derivatives | Published: 19 November 2013 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 20

An introduction to the survival guide to commodity investing and trading

Company: Risk Books

Stinson Gibner brings two decades’ worth of experience to Commodity Investing and Trading and discusses all aspects of the commodity markets, from fundamentals to how best to invest and trade in them. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 22 October 2013 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 3

Collateral Discounting: Rethinking the Interest Rate Pricing Framework from its Basic Concepts

Company: Numerix LLC

This article examines how a swap portfolio’s value differs under the single and multi-curve approaches at four different snapshots in time―including pre-crisis, at the height of the crisis, post-crisis and today. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Credit Risk | Published: 25 September 2013 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 16

Hedging CVA and DVA

Company: Numerix LLC

This paper illustrates the challenges and complexities financial institutions face in hedging Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA) and Debit Valuation Adjustment (DVA) in the present market and regulatory environment. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Credit Derivatives | Published: 24 September 2013 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 16

The cloud & the importance of physical operations in oil trading. Why today’s trading companies need operational as well as transactional solutions.

Company: Aspect Enterprise Solutions

Trading oil used to mostly take place in the virtual world. Oil futures were VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 03 September 2013 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 2

Transforming the capital markets landscape: innovation at the speed of technology

Company: Misys

Several years into the most profound economic crisis of a generation with no clear end in sight, the banking industry has suffered spectacularly. This white paper looks at the challenges that manager face when developing trading systems strategies. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Trading Systems | Published: 19 August 2013 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 9

Principles for Designing Agile Trading Platforms

Company: Digiterre

Today’s trading operations face the challenge of maintaining software platforms that supports a constantly evolving business. To keep up with the pace of change, these organisations are demanding more and more of their trading platforms. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Technology Systems and Software | Published: 25 June 2013 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 3

Finding the Right Path to Hedge Accounting

Company: OpenLink

CFOs will have to re-evaluate their hedge accounting strategies to mitigate a new wave of exposure challenges caused by volatile energy and equity markets. This white paper reviews forthcoming changes to the current system of hedge accounting. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Interest Rate Derivatives | Published: 19 June 2013 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 2

Seasonal forecasts: a path to profits?

Company: Thomson Reuters

What value can be placed on accurate storage levels for natural gas analysts and traders? This white paper reviews recent activity and looks at new methods of analysis – which, in turn, can deliver a new competitive advantage and lower risks for investors in this field. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 17 May 2013 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 2

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