Tabb Group, a research and advisory firm, has launched Tabb Derivatives Service, a research offering that, according to the company, grants users access to information on critical business issues and trends confronting firms and professionals trading derivatives.
Tabb claims Tabb Derivatives Service is the first of its kind. The company has launched the offering because it sees a strong demand for derivatives information given recent market volatility, recent high-profile losses and the recent rapid growth in the use of derivatives. According to Mike Ross, partner, vice president, sales and marketing at TABB Group, the combination of these trends “has made it clear that our global client base is crying out for help in the derivatives space.”
The launch follows the success of the Tabb Equities Service, which was launched in 2003. The offering includes annual interview-based studies on global institutional equity trading, hedge funds and traditional institutional asset management. The company claims all of these have now been recognised as industry benchmarks. The firm says it aims to bring the same depth and access to exchange-traded and OTC derivatives as it has with cash equities.
“Every day TABB analysts conduct peer-level conversations with CEOs, CTOs, CIOs and head traders,” said Ross in a statement. “These interactions combined with their industry and research expertise allows them to fully understand how the regulatory, behavioral and structural changes occurring in today’s derivatives market will impact and shape its future.”
TABB Group’s research contact with its derivatives clients will be led by senior analysts Andy Nybo and Kevin McPartland. Currently, the TABB Derivatives Service has published “Equity Options Trading 2008: Rising Out of Obscurity,” a 56-page interview-based study authored by Nybo and McPartland, the second such annual survey and one of four benchmark studies to be published annually specifically for TABB Derivatives Service clients.