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Brussels last week launched an in-depth inquiry into the deal, saying it could reduce competition in bond and derivatives trading. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They can also use derivatives such as futures and options to hedge their holdings. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We have some derivatives as a form of insurance to decrease the potential volatility on the downside. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The positions have been built up either through complex derivatives deals or outright share purchases. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The range of derivatives and other instruments cleared has been expanded. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Much of the deficit was due to losses on foreign exchange and derivatives deals. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Clearing takes up a significant portion of the cost of dealing in derivatives. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are mysterious beasts that use derivatives and other strange tools to make millionaires out of their managers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They are all referred to as derivative instruments because their value depends on the value of another asset. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Nor were there any derivatives traders in the Shard then. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In our view, derivatives are financial weapons of mass destruction. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Like other high explosives, derivatives have their uses. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But experts say the true figure will be far higher because banks are caught up in a web of complex derivative deals and loans. The Sun (2011)The desire to avoid these problems has spawned two other financial derivatives widely used to manage risk: options and swaps. Financial Markets, Institutions and Money (1995)And with derivative prices suggesting the low point to be sometime next year, the worst may very well be behind us. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They also failed to reflect the impact of fuel hedging, where airlines use financial derivatives to protect themselves against future price increases. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The clearing house processes transactions in bonds, derivatives, foreign exchange and commodities. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Hole is a meaningless exercise in 3-D form over derivative content. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Like anything else - if you are trading derivatives or bonds - it is about information. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is difficult to gauge likely returns as they are based on complex financial instruments called derivatives - effectively financial bets on how the index performs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is understood that these do not include the range of bonds, derivatives and foreign exchange products in which the company already provides dealing facilities. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It acts as a go-between for banks seeking anonymity when trading bonds, derivatives or equities. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That is because many more financial derivatives will be forced to trade through central exchanges and clearing houses, transferring credit risk to a centrally managed system. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Britain does need the sort of jobs provided by manufacturing - we can't all be derivatives traders or hedge fund managers. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: derivative NOUN
A derivative is something which has been developed or obtained from something else.
...a poppy-seed derivative.
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