OTC derivatives and hybrid securities

OTC derivatives

Hybrid securities


This chapter offers a brief overview of the vast range of innovative OTC derivatives and hybrid securities. It provides an idea of the investment alternatives at clients’ disposal. Some are traded in large volumes and are relatively simple to price using standard models, whilst others are extremely complex. Due to their number and nature, only a brief description is given.


Caps, floors and collars

Caps, floors and collars are OTC interest rate derivatives that offer a buyer a right, but not the obligation to secure the lending/borrowing rate. Unlike option contracts that have a single expiry date, they have periodic resets until maturity. ...

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