Education


Knowledge is power, and this is most true in the world of swaps and financial markets.  The more in-depth and timely information you have, the better decisions you will make.  Below are a number of sources relevant to decision making when weighing the pros and cons of swaps and caps.

White Papers
Without the proper economic analysis, hedging decisions can be turn out arbitrary and based on sentiment.  In our White Papers, DAG offers insights and examples of how one can measure the benefits and risks of possible hedges based on future interest rate scenarios.  We explain the different advantages various hedges offer, and how swaps and caps work on a level that is easily understandable.  Our introductory overview will help you decide which product is best suited for your unique situation.

ISDA Documentation
The ISDA Master Agreement is the standardized documentation by which all swaps and hedge transactions are defined.   We provide an overview of the basic documentation, terms and negotiating points in these documents.

ISDA Documentation

Dodd-Frank Act
The Dodd-Frank Act is federal legislation which was passed in response to the economic crises of in 2008.  Title VII of the Act contains regulations focused on the swaps market.  Most of the legislation concerns itself with swap dealers (banks), but there are a few portions of the law that are relevant to borrowers using swap to hedge themselves.  We discuss the D-F legislation and its import to borrowers here.

Resources
Historic and current interest rates, trends and breaking news related to financial market movements are accessible through our Resources area.

Blog Spot
Get news and insights into the events that pertain to the hedging markets