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Derivatives

127 white papers and resources

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.

Seasonal forecasts: a path to profits?

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.

Banking & finance update - Australia in focus

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.