Derivative markets

Derivative markets

Derivative Market

The market for the sale of futures, forwards, options, and other securities except for regular stocks and bonds. Derivatives may be traded on an exchange or over-the-counter. Derivatives are often traded as speculative investments or to reduce the risk of one's other positions. Prominent derivative exchange includes the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Euronext LIFFE.
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However, derivatives markets can also lead to excessive and opaque risk taking which may result in systemic risk, especially so in context of Over the Counter (OTC) derivative markets.
Where commodity derivative markets exist and market authorities were yet to be fully compliant, many of those market authorities had identified initiatives aimed at achieving full compliance over time.
The move comes as part of a restructuring under which Doug Howland and Kester Ng will be promoted to joint heads of equity capital and derivative markets for the Asia Pacific region at JP Morgan.
Where commodity derivative markets did exist, and Market Authorities were non-compliant, many have initiatives underway aimed at achieving full compliance in time.
They are aimed at contributing to enhanced price discovery in commodity derivative markets as opposed in themselves to addressing absolute price levels or price volatility in an underlying physical commodity.