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Derivatives

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.

Equity Market Pulse, Issue 4 - Q2 2015

This white paper - driven by proprietary data and analytics - provides insights into the global equity market fundamentals and performance. Spanning developed and emerging markets in the Americas, Europe, and Asia, it provides perspective on fundamentals, valuations and investment strategy…

Reducing the Risk of Using Financial Models

At their core, institutional financial markets exist to transfer risk. Whether via corporate lending, equity ownership or the creation and sale of structuredcredit derivatives, financial firms work to shuffle around different forms of risks—from those looking to mitigate it to those looking to take…

Emerging initial margin requirements

Ongoing market uncertainty over the new and evolving margin regime for non-cleared over-the-counter derivatives has drawn many questions from firms, with too few reliable answers. This global survey – conducted by Risk and sponsored by IBM – is one of the first,comprehensive attempts to shed some…

Cloud computing and Solvency II

The computational requirements of Solvency II are driving the need for more computing power and data storage to be accessible on a scalable basis. Early adopters are leveraging cloud computing for their Solvency II implementations, while others are taking a more cautious approach, waiting for the…