Derivatives—broadly defined as financial instruments whose value is derived from a separate asset or metric—have become an integral tool in modern financial management. Many fund advisers integrate derivatives into their funds’ portfolios.
Fund boards oversee investments in derivatives as part of their general oversight of portfolio management. While derivatives are similar in some ways to other portfolio holdings, their unique benefits, risks, and resource requirements may warrant additional attention from boards.
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