The Derivatives IT Challenge


Forget Pepsi. When it comes to challenges, few are quite as daunting as supporting the complex (and far from transparent) world of derivatives. These instruments, priced off underlying securities by way of sophisticated equations, require far more processing, support and flexibility than say, spot FX. This has bred a subculture of trading systems and support staff trained in the ways of a unique culture. (What do you mean you don't know what a look-back option is?)

Yet these days, it's the nerds

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