The General Use of Futures Contracts in Risk Management Companies Can Use Trading on Us Exchanges

Author: Hedwig Heerdt

Publisher:

ISBN: 3656345473

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Page: 24

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Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject Economics - Finance, grade: 1,0, University of Westminster (Westminster Business School), course: International Risk Management, language: English, abstract: Since the 1970s futures contracts have proven a real success story, but in the course of the crisis, several futures-trading businesses went bankrupt. Because of a lack of trust, futures trading volumes started decreasing. But, even though the futures market has been adversely affected, futures contracts still serve as a fundamental risk management tool. This paper provides an insight into the use of futures contracts in risk management, trading on US exchanges. After a brief introduction to the topic of futures contracts, current literature will be reviewed. The literature review focuses primarily on current issues and developments on the futures market, while the third chapter explains step by step - based on an example of foreign exchange hedging - the use of futures contracts as well as how futures transactions are processes. Finally, the third chapter summarises relevant criteria a company has to reflect when considering to invest in futures contracts.
The general use of futures contracts in risk management companies can use trading on US exchanges

Author: Hedwig Heerdt

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656345169

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 18

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Seminar paper from the year 2012 in the subject Economics - Finance, grade: 1,0, University of Westminster (Westminster Business School), course: International Risk Management , language: English, abstract: Since the 1970s futures contracts have proven a real success story, but in the course of the crisis, several futures-trading businesses went bankrupt. Because of a lack of trust, futures trading volumes started decreasing. But, even though the futures market has been adversely affected, futures contracts still serve as a fundamental risk management tool. This paper provides an insight into the use of futures contracts in risk management, trading on US exchanges. After a brief introduction to the topic of futures contracts, current literature will be reviewed. The literature review focuses primarily on current issues and developments on the futures market, while the third chapter explains step by step - based on an example of foreign exchange hedging - the use of futures contracts as well as how futures transactions are processes. Finally, the third chapter summarises relevant criteria a company has to reflect when considering to invest in futures contracts.
Risk Management, Speculation, and Derivative Securities

Author: Geoffrey Poitras

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080480756

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 601

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Its unified treatment of derivative security applications to both risk management and speculative trading separates this book from others. Presenting an integrated explanation of speculative trading and risk management from the practitioner's point of view, Risk Management, Speculation, and Derivative Securities is the only standard text on financial risk management that departs from the perspective of an agent whose main concerns are pricing and hedging derivatives. After offering a general framework for risk management and speculation using derivative securities, it explores specific applications to forward contracts and options. Not intended as a comprehensive introduction to derivative securities, Risk Management, Speculation, and Derivative Securities is the innovative, useful approach that addresses new developments in derivatives and risk management. *The only standard text on financial risk management that departs from the perspective of an agent whose main concerns are pricing and hedging derivatives *Examines speculative trading and risk management from the practitioner's point of view *Provides an innovative, useful approach that addresses new developments in derivatives and risk management
Financial Risk Management: An End User Perspective

Author: Don M Chance

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789811201851

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 860

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In the field of financial risk management, the 'sell side' is the set of financial institutions who offer risk management products to corporations, governments, and institutional investors, who comprise the 'buy side'. The sell side is often at a significant advantage as it employs quantitative experts who provide specialized knowledge. Further, the existing body of knowledge on risk management, while extensive, is highly technical and mathematical and is directed to the sell side.This book levels the playing field by approaching risk management from the buy side instead, focusing on educating corporate and institutional users of risk management products on the essential knowledge they need to be an intelligent buyer. Rather than teach financial engineering, this volume covers the principles that the buy side should know to enable it to ask the right questions and avoid being misled by the complexity often presented by the sell side.Written in a user-friendly manner, this textbook is ideal for graduate and advanced undergraduate classes in finance and risk management, MBA students specializing in finance, and corporate and institutional investors. The text is accompanied by extensive supporting material including exhibits, end-of-chapter questions and problems, solutions, and PowerPoint slides for lecturers.