Edición 60, Finance, Current Issue

Can You Buy and Sell Volatility?

by: Renata Herrerías

Administration Department, ITAM

Today we cannot understand the world of investments without financial innovation. Organized markets and financial intermediaries constantly propose new alternatives to meet investment needs, risk management and financial resources management of governments, companies and individuals. In fact, intermediaries and financial markets exist, among other reasons, so that participants can redistribute their risk among those who are willing to take it.

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Edición 58, Finance

Savings in Mexico

By: Roberto Cano,
ITAM alumni

A frequently asked question is why the vast majority of individuals who have access to the Mexican financial system channel their savings to instruments or short-term vehicles that offer low yield savings options in the long term. Even though the habit of saving money exists, they do not opt for vehicles that allow them to achieve better medium or long-term goals. (leer más…)

Edición 58, Finance

Regulation of Financial Derivatives Markets

By: Gerardo Weihmann,
Professor, ITAM

Introduction

The imperfections of financial markets, such as taxes, asymmetric information, the risk of bankruptcy, and transaction costs, reduce economic efficiency and thus impair the welfare of society as a whole. (leer más…)