The derivatives markets represent one of the fastest growing sectors of the global financial markets. Derivatives have become a powerful tool used by a broad variety of market participants who incorporate both listed and OTC derivatives into strategies designed to earn alpha, enhance risk management practices and preserve returns. Trading volumes continue to grow sharply across most instruments, with listed futures and options trading growing by compound annual growth rates of 17% and 19% since 1999, respectively. OTC derivatives markets have seen an even greater expansion, with the total notional outstanding rising by 20% CAGR over the same period.
TABB Group chronicles the growing importance of the listed and OTC derivatives markets through its Derivatives Research service, which provides the best current and actionable, non-biased insight on this critical segment of the financial markets. For current research, see below, or contact us for this year's derivatives research calendar.