Bank of Israel Adopts SuperDerivatives

Israel’s central bank, the Bank of Israel, has become the latest institution to adopt SuperDerivatives, the foreign exchange (FX) option pricing system. Dr Ben Schreiber, head of the research unit at the Foreign Exchange Activity Department, Bank of Israel, said, ‘As a central bank, we examine, analyze and research capital flows and exchange rates, particularly, short-term instruments influencing the Israeli Shekel, such as currency options. SuperDerivatives gives as the ability to watch the currency derivatives markets on a daily basis as well as pricing advanced financial instruments like structures and exotic options.’ SuperDerivatives’ customer base ranges from multi-license global investment banks, such as Citibank, JP Morgan Chase, Merrill Lynch, Societe Generale, Commerzbank, Mizuho and Aozora Bank, to corporate treasuries, such as IBM, Alcatel, Xerox and Ford.


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