**Basis risk** — in finance is the risk associated with imperfect hedging using futures. It could arise because of the difference between the asset whose price is to be hedged and the asset underlying the derivative, or because of a mismatch between the… … Wikipedia

**basis risk** — The risk to a holder of financial instruments that a change in prevailing interest rates will not affect the prices of or yields on similar instruments in exactly equal amounts. For example, an increase in prevailing interest rates might raise 3… … Financial and business terms

**Basis risk** — The uncertainty about the basis at the time a hedge may be lifted. Hedging substitutes basis risk for price risk. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * The risk that the price of a future will vary from the price of the underlying cash… … Financial and business terms

**Basis risk** — Is the risk of a movement between two different interest rate profiles, for example, LIBOR and US Treasury rates. See also Risk..., Foreign exchange risk, Interest rate risk, Liquidity risk and Country risk … International financial encyclopaedia

**Basis swap** — A basis swap is an interest rate swap which involves the exchange of two floating rate financial instruments. A floating floating interest rate swap under which the floating rate payments is referenced to different bases. Usage of basis swaps for … Wikipedia

**Risk** — Typically defined as the standard deviation of the return on total investment. Degree of uncertainty of return on an asset. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. risk risk 1 [rɪsk] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] the possibility that… … Financial and business terms

**risk** — (1) Noun The possibility of loss. (2) Noun The uncertainty of whether events, expected or otherwise, will have an adverse impact. In this context, the adverse impact is usually a quantity of return ( income) or value at risk. (3) Noun the… … Financial and business terms

**risk** — In insurance law, the danger or hazard of a loss of the property insured; the casualty contemplated in a contract of insurance; the degree of hazard; a specified contingency or peril; and, colloquially, the specific house, factory, ship, etc.,… … Black's law dictionary

**basis swap** — A type of interest rate swap in which the net cash flows that the parties agree to exchange are based upon the differences between two different interest rate indexes. Banks use basis swaps to hedge basis risk by locking in a net interest rate… … Financial and business terms

**Risk assessment** — is a common first step in a risk management process. Risk assessment is the determination of quantitative or qualitative value of risk related to a concrete situation and a recognized threat. Quantitative risk assessment requires calculations of… … Wikipedia