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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.

Seeking Optimal ETF Execution in Electronic Markets

This paper, first published in the Journal of Trading, looks at how you can seek optimal ETF execution in electronic markets. Exchange-traded funds have been, since their inception, a revolutionary change for investors and those in the investing business. There are a few key characteristics of ETFs…

Collateral and Financial Plumbing

This Introduction to the newly published Collateral and Financial Plumbing provides a summary of the book, and provides an angle on the world of finance that was already in existence, but not widely understood by many finance professionals. Written by the leading authority on collateral, Manmohan…