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Derivatives

128 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.

Integrating Risk into Pre-Trade Analysis: Practical Ways of Bringing Credit, Liquidity, Funding and Regulatory Costs into an Integrated Profitability Framework

As regulations in the derivatives market continue to be rolled out and implemented, financial institutions face growing pressure on their current business models. To survive and thrivein this new era of derivatives trading, today’s practitioners need to adopt a more integrated and holistic approach…

Enhanced Alpha from Operational Efficiency

Innovative technology is all around us, and hedge funds might well questionits value as a differentiator in today’s highly competitive market. But that does not mean there is nothing to be gained from keeping pace with change – to the contrary, rather than relying on new developments to make…

FCA’s Use of Dealing Commission

On 10th July 2014 the FCA issued Discussion Paper 14/31 on the use of dealing commission regime: “Feedback on our thematic supervisory review and policy debate on the market for research”. This Discussion Paper builds on the Consultation Paper CP 13/17: “Consultation on use of dealingcommission…

EMIR Special Report August 2014

This special report explores lessons learned from the first EMIR reporting phase, which became effective on Feb. 12, and looks forward to the newest phase, exploring what the newly reported data will tell regulators about the bigger picture of the derivatives market in the European Union. We also…