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key risk indicator (kri)

A Key Risk Indicator or KRI is a measure used in management to assess the degree of risk involved in the different areas of activity of an organisation. KRIs work as indicators of events that might have harmful effects on a company or its activity. KRIs are typically measurable, i.e., they can be quantified in […]

knock-in (knock into) forward

A knock-in forward is a derivative that offers buyers a more attractive rate than a regular forward and includes a condition that the exchange rate must hit a defined knock-in level during the contract. If the “Knock-in level” is not reached, the transaction will not be made on the maturity date. Due to their complex […]

knock-in options

An FX Knock-in Option contract allows the buyer to purchase a foreign currency on a future date, and at a pre-defined rate that’s better than the regular forward rate, on condition that the exchange rate hits the Knock-in level at any time during the contract. Due to their complex character, knock-in options are not the most […]

knock-out (knock into) forward

A Knock-out Forward is a derivative financial product through which the issuer offers the buyer a more attractive rate for a specific maturity date than a regular forward on condition that the exchange rate does not hit the Knock-out level during the contract. If the Knock-out level is attained, the contract is automatically cancelled and […]

knock-out options

An FX Knock-out Option is a contract through which an issuer commits to sell a foreign currency on a future date at a more attractive pre-defined rate than the standard forward rate, on condition that the exchange rate does not hit the Knock-out Level at any time during the contract. Due to their complex character, […]