Derivatives

294 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.

Recovering Greeks from sensitivities

This quantitative paper presents a model-independent method for calculating delta, vega and rho based on a comparison of the sensitivities of any derivative payoff with those of its underlying observables. This allows for generic definitions for these Greeks with an intuitive geometric…