Variation margin

WHAT IS THIS? Variation margin is a payment – typically made daily, in cash – to reflect changes in the market value of a trade, or portfolio of trades. In over-the-counter derivatives markets, variation margin is traditionally seen as a buffer against counterparty default; in listed derivatives, it is treated as settlement.

The digitisation of legal negotiations and data

In partnership with Risk.net, specialists from AcadiaSoft, Linklaters, and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association weighed in on the digitisation of derivatives documentation for a virtual roundtable discussion. Recent innovations, aimed at…

Path-dependent American options

In this paper, the authors investigate a path-dependent American option problem and provide an efficient and implementable numerical scheme for the solution of its associated path-dependent variational inequality.

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