Derivatives, ranging from relatively simple forward contracts to complicated options products, are an increasingly important feature of financial markets worldwide. They are already being used in many emerging markets, and as the financial sector becomes deeper and more stable, their use is certain to grow. This Handbook provides a basic guide to the different types of derivatives traded, including the pricing and valuation of the products, and accounting and statistical treatment. Also, it aims to highlight the main areas in which derivatives matter to central banks, notably those of monetary policy and banking supervision. It is nt intended as a manual for traders, nor to describe in depth the current state of world markets, where changes can happen so rapidly that any description must soon become outdated. But we do hope to provide a clear enough description of derivatives and their relevance to central banks for central bankers to be confident in tackling the issues that arise. Most derivatives traded are, in fact, fairly simple, and well within the grasp of our intended readership. This handbook is also available in Spanish.
|This book is provided by Centre for Central Banking Studies, Bank of England in its series Handbooks with number 17 and published in 1999.|
|ISBN:||1 85730 141 2|
|Contact details of provider:|| Postal: Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8AH|
Phone: +44 (020) 7601 4444
Fax: +44 (020) 7601 4771
Web page: http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/education/Pages/ccbs/default.aspx
More information through EDIRC
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ccb:hbooks:17. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Maria Brady)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.