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127 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.

Rethinking Capital Structure Arbitrage

It is well known that the capital structure arbitrage strategy generated negative Sharpe ratios between 2005-2009. This white paper introduces four new alternative strategies that exploit the information provided by the time-varying price discovery of the equity and credit default swap markets.

Credit Risk Modelling

The importance of accurately modelling and managing credit risk is continuously growing, regulatory changes and evolving risk management practices have led to banks looking a lot more closely at credit risk. This white paper provides an introduction to this challenging topic.

Which model for equity derivatives?

Local volatility was, for a long time, seen as being a universal panacea. However, cracks appeared and we have been forced to look elsewhere for a new framework. Philippe Henrotte, co-founder, partner and head of financial theory and research at Ito33, explores the alternatives.