Category Archives: Contributors

Understanding Options and Options Trading Strategies

Understanding Options and Options Trading Strategies In this article, Luis RAMIREZ (ESSEC Business School, Global BBA, 2019-2023) discusses the fundamentals behind options trading. Financial derivatives In order to understand and grasp the concept of options, knowledge of what is a … Continue reading

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Equity structured products

Equity structured products This article written by Akshit GUPTA (ESSEC Business School, Grande Ecole – Master in Management, 2019-2022) introduces equity structured products, which are complex financial products proposed to investors to benefit from market expectations. Introduction Structured products are … Continue reading

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Covered call

Covered Call This article written by Akshit GUPTA (ESSEC Business School, Grande Ecole – Master in Management, 2019-2022) presents the concept of covered call used in equities option contracts. Introduction Hedging is a strategy implemented by investors to reduce the … Continue reading

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Currency swaps

Currency swaps This article written by Akshit GUPTA (ESSEC Business School, Grande Ecole – Master in Management, 2019-2022) introduces the currency swaps used in financial markets. Introduction In financial markets, currency swaps are a derivative contract in which two counterparties … Continue reading

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Standard deviation

In this article, Jayati WALIA (ESSEC Business School, Grande Ecole – Master in Management, 2019-2022) presents an overview of standard deviation and its use in financial markets. Mathematical formulae To identify the center or average of any data set, measures … Continue reading

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Logistic Regression

In this article, Jayati WALIA (ESSEC Business School, Grande Ecole – Master in Management, 2019-2022) presents an overview of logistic regression and its application in finance. Introduction Logistic regression is a predictive analysis regression method that is used in classification … Continue reading

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Climate change’s impact on the financial sector

Climate change’s impact on the financial sector In this article, Maite CARNICERO MARTINEZ (ESSEC Business School, Global Bachelor of Business Administration, 2021-2022, exchange student from the University of Salamanca) explains how climate change has affected the financial sector. For the … Continue reading

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How to compute the net present value of an investment in Excel

How to compute the net present value of an investment in Excel In this article, Maite CARNICERO MARTINEZ (ESSEC Business School, Global Bachelor of Business Administration, 2021-2022, exchange student from the University of Salamanca) explains how to compute the net … Continue reading

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Systematic risk and specific risk

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) presents the systematic risk and specific risk of financial assets, two fundamental concepts in asset pricing models and investment management theories more generally. This article is … Continue reading

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Portfolio

In this article, Youssef LOURAOUI (Bayes Business School, MSc. Energy, Trade & Finance, 2021-2022) elaborates on the concept of portfolio, which is a basic element in asset management. This article is structured as follows: we introduce the concept of portfolio. … Continue reading

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