Volatility and uncertainty are present every day in the financial markets. Investors, businessmen, fund managers corporate treasurers and individuals must therefore consider different alternatives to efficiently control and manage the risks they face optimizing the return on their portfolios.

Because of its proven benefits, risk management has become an increasingly active field in recent times. One too that can be used to manage financial risks is what are known a exchange-listed futures and options. When combined with the cash market or even over-the-counter (OTC) markets, these offer great versatility.

For institutional investors, these types of instruments offer key leverage, allowing them to efficiently manage their capital needs and to eliminate some of the problems involve in credit lines.

One particularly important feature of the Mexican Derivatives Market is the financial backing it has from Asigna, Compensación y Liquidación (its clearinghouse) which acts as a counterpart for all transactions performed on the Mexican Derivatives Exchange (MexDer), and has been assigned three triple-A ratings from Fitch Ratings, Moody´s and Standar & Poor´s.