Using the knowledge that you have acquired during the course, you will need to p

Using the knowledge that you have acquired during the course, you will need to prepare a research paper analyzing a specific corporation, country, investment fund, derivatives trader/investor or local government involved in a derivative structured product or situation where significant derivative losses have been suffered.
You will need to describe the background of involved parties, provide detailed analysis of the situation, and explain the specifics of the derivative transaction.
Note that the most important aspect of this project is to demonstrate thorough understanding of the derivatives situation that you choose for your paper, not just presenting the numbers, formulae, and existing facts. Your paper must include your conclusion regarding the situation, and offer an alternative strategy, stating how the described situation could have been prevented. It also must include a bibliography of information and works cited. The papers should not exceed 15 double spaced pages.
The paper should be prepared using the APA writing style and guideline for references’ format. You must provide a bibliography, and all direct quotations and data sources must be properly cited. The Department uses the APA style as to facilitate both, reading the paper and understanding references without being cumbersome as some of the other styles (such as Chicago or MLA). Students can download the student style guide from or you can purchase the APA style guide from the book store.