The Dodd-Frank Act and Other Reforms
For any organization involved in derivatives, managing derivative contracts is the most important operational task. You have seen how important the effective management of a contract is to avoiding operational failures that may cause serious financial and reputation damages to the firm. To manage the contract successfully, a thorough understanding of the contract life cycle and underlying processes and procedures is essential.
Part I of the book briefly introduced the derivatives contract and the life cycles of the three major types of contracts. Part II and this opening chapter in particular provide thorough descriptions of the general and type-specific derivatives contract life cycles.