Author: Minerva

Would you rather buy naked puts or implement short selling strategies? What are their respective “costs” and expected returns? Here a comparison of short selling strategies versus option trading strategies. Firstly, we introduce short selling from a theoretical standpoint and then we analyse some examples such...

What is the relationship between AI and Financial Services? Why should firms consider AI as a core component? Here is a summary of the most interesting subfields of AI applied to optimise processes, drive cost efficiency and maintain competitiveness. Firstly, we introduce NLP and its relevant tools...

Why Eurozone banks profitability remains so depressed and has not fully recovered to its pre-crisis levels? This report investigates the determinants and makes comparisons with US and Nordic banks, whose returns are significantly higher. The analysis considers the economic growth and negative rates policy, high operating...

Yesterday, the price of oil fell to its third lowest level in history. This is happening just days after the previous crash due to OPEC’s oil price war. Why is this happening and what should we expect in this unprecedented scenario? To find out, read Alessandro...