Equity Derivatives

42 white papers and resources

Below you will find equity derivative white papers, opinions and analysis reports which consider current issues, thinking and market conditions. If a derivative is an instrument or security whose worth depends on the value of other underlying variables or financial instruments. Then an equity derivatives value is derived from the values of stocks or equity securities.

Hybrids: Diversifying by unifying

Volatility is emerging as the norm for markets as analysts debate the interdependence of emerging markets and developed economies. Investors and risk managers who can gauge correlation between multiple asset classes correctly and unify them through hybrid products will find they are best prepared…

Regulatory reform – The shape of things to come

The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) is currently the only financial institution in the US with a triple A rating from Moody’s. With the firm’s representatives actively engaged in industry and public policy forums, as well as advising regulators, its derivatives and risk expertise is exemplary…

Using options to improve portfolio risk/returns

How can investors use options to improve the overall risk/return of a portfolio? Knowing that implied volatility has empirically exceeded realised levels, how do they choose between various yield-enhancement and risk-reduction strategies? Our analysis shows that systematic call overwriting is…

Recovery Positions

Russia was hit hard by the financial crisis, but market participants say there is plenty to be optimistic about in 2010. At a roundtable discussion in December, industry experts discussed Russia’s economy, the development of market infrastructure and the growth of the derivatives sector.