05970479 is referenced by 362 patents and cites 30 patents.

Methods and apparatus which deal with the management of risk relating to specified, yet unknown, future events are disclosed.

`Sponsor` stakeholders specify a particular product relating to an event or phenomenon for which there is a range of possible future outcomes.

`Ordering` stakeholders then offer contracts relating to the predetermined phenomenon and corresponding range of outcomes. The offered contracts specify an entitlement or (pay-off) at the future time of maturity for each outcome, and a consideration (or premium) payable, in exchange, to a `counter-party` stakeholder.

Independently of the offered contracts, the `counter-party` stakeholders input data as to their view of the likelihood of occurrence of each outcome in the predetermined range into the future, or specifically at the predetermined date of maturity.

Each offered contract is priced by calculating counter-party premiums from the registered data, and a match attempted by a comparison of the offered premium with the calculated premiums.

Matched contracts can be further traded until maturity, and at-maturity processing handles the exchange of entitlement as between the matched parties to the contract.

Title
Methods and apparatus relating to the formulation and trading of risk management contracts
Application Number
8/70136
Publication Number
5970479
Application Date
May 28, 1993
Publication Date
October 19, 1999
Inventor
Ian K Shepherd
Toorak
AU
Agent
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox P L L C
Assignee
Swychco Support Services
AU
Swychco Infrastructure Services
AU
IPC
G06F 17/60
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