Section One will provide background infonnation defining financial derivatives and discussing their increasing popularity among commercial banks. A summary of recent regulatory developments surrounding capital requirements and derivative use will also be presented. Section Two will describe previous research that has been done on derivative use in the financial services industry. A theoretical model will be developed in Section Three, and an empirical model will be presented in Section Four. And the results and future implications of the study will be presented in Section Five and Six, respectively.
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