Practice Question Set: Exchanges and OTC Markets

Chapter 5. Exchanges and OTC Markets Practice Question set contains 14 pages covering the following learning objectives:

* Describe how exchanges can be used to alleviate counterparty risk.

* Explain the developments in clearing that reduce risk.

* Describe netting and describe a netting process.

* Describe the implementation of a margining process and explain the determinants of initial and variation margin requirements.

* Compare exchange-traded and OTC markets and describe their uses.

* Identify the classes of derivative securities and explain the risk associated with them.

* Identify risks associated with OTC markets and explain how these risks can be mitigated.

* Describe the role of collateralization in the over-the-counter market and compare it to the margining system.

* Explain the use of special purpose vehicles (SPVs) in the OTC derivatives market.

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