Over-the-Counter Derivatives

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In a dispute between a bank and a former corporate client, counsel for the bank retained Cornerstone Research in a matter involving over-the-counter derivatives transactions.

In a dispute between a bank and a former corporate client, counsel for the bank retained Cornerstone Research in a matter involving over-the-counter derivatives transactions. In preparation for trial we worked with three financial economics experts: Professors William. Sharpe of Stanford University; Mark Rubinstein of the University of California, Berkeley; and René Stulz of The Ohio State University. With Professor Sharpe we developed an overview of derivatives and how corporations use them in managing risk; with Professor Rubinstein we developed models to determine the prices of certain derivatives; and with Professor Stulz we examined risk management activities undertaken by the plaintiff and assessed various pricing models for the derivatives in question. In a series of pre-trial rulings, the court dismissed most of the plaintiff’s claims against our client. The case settled.

Case Experts

William F. Sharpe

STANCO 25 Professor of Finance, Emeritus,
Stanford Graduate School of Business

René M. Stulz

Everett D. Reese Chair of Banking and Monetary Economics,
Director, Dice Center for Research in Financial Economics,
Fisher College of Business,
The Ohio State University