Derivatives

178 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.

Stress-testing amid Covid‑19

The Covid‑19 pandemic has proved to be a real-life stress test for the banking sector as firms adjust to new ways of working. Here, SAS explores how the pandemic has magnified the importance of stress-testing, scenario analysis and contingency planning to ensure business can resume as usual in…