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Derivatives Business Analyst

Topics Covered

  • financial institutions
  • equity trading
  • currency rates
  • derivatives
  • finance
  • analysis thinking

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Question

You are a Business Analyst at BD Bank. You are involved in a software project that is replacing an out-dated, inefficient legacy system (System X) with an efficient, process-driven web-based solution. However, the project team is facing a few challenges.

The project has requested a detailed stakeholder matrix. You have documented the stakeholder matrix in the RACI format. The stakeholder matrix identifies several key stakeholders. 

RACI legend:
Responsible - Those who do the work to achieve the task
Accountable - Signs off various project outputs and ensures thorough completion of each task
Consulted - Required to provide feedback on documents / in workshops
Informed - Kept up to date on progress



Which of the following statements is not correct pertaining to the Business Analyst’s responsibilities as documented in the RACI matrix?

Answer
    • The business analyst will provide input into the development process and support the senior developer
       

    • The business analyst will document the Functional Requirement specification in accordance with the project governance principles
       

    • The business analyst will analyze the documented process and provide feedback to the stakeholders
       

    • The business analyst will send project progress communications to project stakeholders
       

Question

With other things being equal, which of the following causes the futures price of an asset to increase?

Answer
    • Higher costs of carrying the underlying asset.

    • Lower risk-free rate of interest.

    • Higher expected spot price for the underlying asset.

    • Higher income received while carrying the underlying asset.

    • Lower expected spot price for the underlying asset.

Question

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of option contracts that trade on the Chicago Board Options Exchange?

Answer
    • Option writers are required to put up collateral.

    • Option holders must take physical delivery of the underlying asset.

    • The contracts are standardized.

    • It is easy to transfer the contracts between investors.

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