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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Norway v Russia: Impact of price renegotiations of long-term contracts on gas supply to Europe

Company: Thomson Reuters

In 2012 Russian gas export to Europe dropped. Russia lost market share in Europe to its closest competitor Norway. This year Russia is gaining its market position back. This white paper considers what implications this will have on pricing and the effects for investors in this area. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Commodities | Published: 16 May 2013 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 2

Banking & finance update - Australia in focus

Company: Ashurst

This white paper looks at recent events affecting Australia’s banking sector. These include the legal risks associated with debt issuance programmes should a European Union member exit the Union, plus reforms to the Privacy Act 1988 in relation to banking and swap developments. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Compliance | Published: 14 May 2013 | Type: White Paper

An update on LIBOR claims: an alternative judicial view

Company: Holman Fenwick Willan LLP

Litigation that has been generated from LIBOR manipulation has seen a large number of interest rate swap (IRS) mis-selling claimants amend their pleas. This white paper reviews such cases and their outcomes. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Litigation | Published: 14 May 2013 | Type: White Paper

Margin lending: a brief introduction

Company: Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP

Margin lending has given individuals and corporate borrowers the opportunity to finance investments with the use of asset backed portfolios. This white paper analyses the structure of margin lending and its various risks. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Credit Risk | Published: 13 May 2013 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 8

Guide to the FSA redress scheme for interest rate hedging products: key questions answered

Company: Memery Crystal LLP

Under consideration in this white paper is the redress scheme announced by the FSA in relation to interest rate hedging products, including who can claim redress as a ‘non-sophisticated’ customer. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Interest Rate Derivatives | Published: 07 May 2013 | Type: White Paper

Latest developments in interest rate hedging products claims

Company: Mills & Reeve LLP

An investigation by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has determined that 90% of interest rate hedging products such as swaps did not comply with regulatory requirements. This white paper reviews the Green & Rowley v RBS judgment and how it will impact financial institutions in the future. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Interest Rate Derivatives | Published: 03 May 2013 | Type: White Paper

Recent Developments in the Russian Securities Market Regulatory Regime

Company: Latham & Watkins LLP

This white paper reviews Law 282-FZ that was recently passed by the Russian State Duma. It introduces important amendments to key laws on the securities market, joint stock companies, banks and banking activity. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Litigation | Published: 01 May 2013 | Type: White Paper

A brief guide to the EU Short Selling Regulation

Company: Macfarlanes LLP

The new European Regulation on short selling and certain aspects of credit default swaps is intended to create an EU common regulatory framework for dealing with short selling issues. Macfarlanes looks in detail at how the regulation will work in practice. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Compliance | Published: 27 November 2012 | Type: White Paper

Project bonds - what is the outlook for infrastructure?

Company: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

The infrastructure finance market transitioning. As the bank market for long-term finance continues to contract, market players are waiting to see how the new models develop. Under contention includes the mix of bond and bank finance, if projects are greenfield developments or debt refinancings. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 23 November 2012 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 1

Can index choice lead to new opportunities in Europe?

Company: Russell Investments

This white paper discusses the current state of European small-cap, mid-cap and SMID-cap indexing. It looks at how tracking errors can be reduced and correlations increased using a different choice of index. VIEW SUMMARY

Category: Structured Products | Published: 22 October 2012 | Type: White Paper

Rating: + 4

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