• How the RTC Became a Derivatives Pioneer Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 1:35 PM ET

    Until last month, the Resolution Trust Corporation held a quiet place in American financial history. Less known is its role in pioneering and popularizing commercial mortgage backed securities.

  • Bernanke: Derivatives Management Needs Help Tuesday, 8 Jul 2008 | 11:25 AM ET

    The $62 trillion credit default swaps markets and other off-exchange financial instruments are not managed as well as they should be, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Tuesday.

  • The Trading Capital of the World Friday, 16 May 2008 | 6:24 PM ET

    As the old Chicago Merc closes its doors to make way for a new floor, CME Chairman Terry Duffy explains why Chi-Town is the trading capital of the world.

  • The Wall Street Journal points out this morning that Warren Buffett has been increasingly selling derivatives, which he described a few years ago as "financial weapons of mass destruction."

  • CBOT Expects to Merge Trading Platforms by Early 2008 Tuesday, 10 Jul 2007 | 10:48 AM ET

    CBOT Holdings, the parent of the Chicago Board of Trade, will merge its trading platforms with those of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in the first quarter of next year in an attempt to cut costs, CBOT Chairman Charles Carey told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Options Report: Trading Volume, Dendreon, Baidu Tuesday, 3 Jul 2007 | 1:14 PM ET

    Business has continued to boom at the Chicago Board Options Exchange.  The exchange said after the market closed Monday that average daily volume during the month of June was up 24% to 3.5 million contracts, compared with 2.9 million contracts during June 2006.  Average daily volume jumped 20% during the second quarter.

  • Real estate financing is in the very early stages of a growth cycle and is one of the areas Barclays Capital is focusing on, says chief executive Bob Diamond. Speaking at the WEF meeting, Diamond also told CNBC that growth in the derivatives market is crucial to those in the risk-management business. (More)