SSY brokers groundbreaking FFA option deal

“This is a defining moment for the FFA markets,” says Mark Richardson, head of SSY Futures, who concluded the trade. “Until now the options market’s forward curve, used to value FFA option transactions, has been priced up to three years forward. Having the ability to trade a full five years out will attract a whole new category of user to the markets.”

Structured finance deals, which are used to fund vessel purchases, often need an element of security provided in terms of future earnings. Having

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Calibrating interest rate curves for a new era

Dmitry Pugachevsky, director of research at Quantifi, explores why building an accurate and robust interest rate curve has considerable implications for a broad range of financial operations – from setting benchmark rates to managing risk – and hinges on…

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