Derivatives

173 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.

Stress-testing amid Covid‑19

The Covid‑19 pandemic has proved to be a real-life stress test for the banking sector as firms adjust to new ways of working. Here, SAS explores how the pandemic has magnified the importance of stress-testing, scenario analysis and contingency planning to ensure business can resume as usual in…

Next steps for MRM in South‑east Asia

Financial institutions across South‑east Asia face challenges assessing and measuring non-financial risks (NFRs) inherent in their business models, and are therefore concerned about regulatory scrutiny, transparency and the use of models within their businesses. SAS explores how financial…

Fair valuations - what lies beneath

This whitepaper focuses on the challenges and opportunities facing buy-side and sell-side firms when it comes to determining fair valuations for complex and thinly-traded securities like certain derivatives and fixed income instruments. It highlights the difficulties facing capital markets firms…