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Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the financial industry, and the derivatives market is no exception. A new whitepaper from ISDA Future Leaders in Derivatives (IFLD), a professional development program for emerging leaders in the derivatives market, explores the potential use of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) in the derivatives markets. GenAI is a branch of AI that

Crypto is booming again. Are you a bull? In which case you might like to purchase a derivative to gain a leveraged long exposure (a call option or long forward/future). Are you a bear? In which case you might like to purchase a derivative to hedge your downside (a put option or short forward/future). All

Despite some counter-revolutionary forces, especially in the US, it seems likely that environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns will continue to be increasingly significant factors in the structuring and execution of derivative transactions. We have covered the growth of the ESG derivative market (sometimes referred to as sustainability-linked derivatives) on the Long and Short of

Financial products that provide structured returns (exposure to a range of asset classes while attempting to mitigate credit or other risks) such as separately managed accounts, actively managed certificates and related products, are becoming increasingly popular. These products may be issued in varying formats that may subject to different regulatory frameworks. Some products may be

Effectively delivering notices under commercial contracts is not as straight-forward as it maybe ought to be, with different contracts requiring different methods of delivery, different content and different timelines. Often these boiler-plate provisions are not treated with the same vigour as the commercial provisions of a contract in negotiations, meaning they can be left containing

Whether to address funding diversification objectives, liquidity management plans, risk-based capital concerns, or other goals, many issuers consider establishing repackaging programs. These programs can take many forms but generally raise a number of structuring and legal considerations that should be addressed early in the planning process. Join our experts in an upcoming webinar discussion of

In the midst of multiple NAIC initiatives aimed at radically changing the regulatory treatment of insurer investments, the chair of the NAIC’s Financial Condition (E) Committee released a strongly-worded memo on August 3 which looks to be a game-changer that could well lead to a major change of direction for those initiatives. This unexpected and

Today, Friday 30 June 2023, is a momentous day in financial markets, being the last day on which rates based on the London Interbank Offered Rates (LIBORs) will be published. LIBOR is a key reference rate that has underpinned hundreds of trillions of dollars of assets over the last five decades.