Derivatives

268 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.

A Wealth Manager’s Guide to Investor Cash Deployment

Sitting on excess cash can be the most costly investment decision your clients make. An investor with a moderate risk portfolio in a globally diverse multi-asset-class 'optimum' portfolio, can expect to see returns over cash of between 4-5% per year. However, merely disclosing such stats moves next…

Decision science: From automation to optimisation

Despite its benefits, credit decisioning is severely lagging – average ‘time to decision’ for small business and corporate lending at traditional banks is between three and five weeks, while average ‘time to cash’ is nearly three months. Are such long lead times efficient and responsive in today’s…

FX needs for Apac corporates in 2022

This white paper examines the results of a survey, conducted in association with Bloomberg, that offers insight into how corporations based in the Asia-Pacific region interact with the FX market. The research conducted within the context of this paper sought to gauge the extent to which these…