Derivatives

144 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.

Tackling the growing risk of cyber crime

The risk of cyber-attacks on financial institutions is highly topical but not a new issue. However, what is changing, and rapidly, is the scale, frequency and sophistication of attacks. Financial institutions rely on technology to deliver convenient internet services to customers and to operate…

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…