Equity derivatives: overview (UK)
This note provides an overview of equity derivatives, describing the common types of equity derivative instruments, their uses and the practical considerations relating to each. The note also explains how equity derivatives are traded and hedged. The derivatives examined in this note include equity swaps (such as total return swaps), options, forwards, futures and structured products, including equity-linked notes and fund-linked notes.
This note also contains a link to a detailed note on equity derivatives in the United States.