Derivatives

153 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.

The Building Blocks of UMR

This white paper describes the process firms must adopt to comply with the BCBS and International Organization of Securities Commissions’ new uncleared margin rules (UMR), set to take effect next year. The paper further defines five core elements needed for operational conformity, as well as the…