Globally, the options market is huge. Options trade on both: Organized Exchanges and the much bigger Over the Counter (OTC) market. Further, this derivative product can have any asset as the underlying. When I say any asset, it means that once the counterparties to the options contract agree on using…


Bonds (fixed income) are an important asset class in the market. Bonds are used by market participants for various reasons, to name a few:

a. Trading

b. Risk Management

c. Regulatory requirement for banks

d. Safer investments

e. Asset Liability Management

f. Source of Capital for the firm etc.



An economy has certain sectors that are considered as its centerpiece, and a large part of economic activities are driven by these sectors. One such key sector is the banking, financial services and insurance (BFSI) industry. BFSI sector finds its presence in most activities that happen around us. For example…

Options form an important part of the portfolio of banks, financial institutions and investors. Traded on regulated Exchanges as well as the Over-the-Counter (OTC) market, they are popular derivative products which serve multiple purposes including: hedging, speculation or arbitraging.

Plain vanilla options are primarily classified as Call and Put options…

Parallel Computing for Finance

Technology is making inroads into every sector of the economy; the financial industry too is no stranger to technology. Financial industry has always been at the forefront when it comes to adopting innovation. Organizations globally are looking at technology as an enabler to reach their strategic goals. Thus, making the…

Abhyankar Ameya

Founder: FinQuest Institute | Ekspert Consulting;;

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