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.

SPIVA® institutional scorecard

In this white paper, we measure how well actively managed funds stack up against their index benchmarks over short- and long-term periods. We aim to enable the institutional community to judge managers’ true skill without the possible distortions that fees may create, and illustrate the…

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…