4.1.9 Assets: Add Asset – Derivatives

A derivative is a type of contract so-named because it derives its value from the performance of an underlying entity (e.g. the applicable interest rate). Derivatives can be used for various purposes, including hedging (insuring against price movements), speculatively increasing exposure to price movements, or accessing assets or markets that are more difficult to trade. Some more common derivatives include forwards, futures, options, swaps and variations such as synthetic collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps.

To record new investments in Derivatives, click ADD NEW ASSET on the ASSETS TAB.

NOTE: Currently, the only Derivative type supported by Mclowd is Equity Options. Please contact Mclowd support staff for advice of a work-around if your fund holds other types of Derivatives.

Mclowd displays:

Assets|Add New

Select the Account.

Assets|Add New|Select Account

In the Assets Class dropdown, select Derivatives. In the Assets Category, select Domestic or Foreign.

Mclowd displays:

Assets |Add Derivatives

Select Equity Options from the drop-down Asset Type list.

Enter the Stock Code for your asset. As you begin to type a code, Mclowd displays a list of assets from which you can select. When you make your selection, the asset name will display in the Asset Name field.

Enter the Purchase date by selecting from the calendar popup.

Enter the Expiration Date by selecting from the calendar popup.

Enter the Premium (Cost), Volume and any Transaction costs associated with the purchase.

Mclowd will calculate and display the Capitalised cost.

Select the bank or loan account from which payment for this Derivative was made.

Click SAVE ASSET or SAVE & ADD ANOTHER if you have more Investments to add.

about the author:

Lorraine Cobcroft

With a background in accounting and financial management, followed by two decades writing software documentation, Lorraine joined the Mclowd team in mid-2016 and is enjoying working with a dynamic team to enhance an innovative product that has the potential to revolutionize the way Australians manage their retirement funding. Lorraine is also an accomplished business writer, ghost-writer, novelist and short-story writer and poet.

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