Ever imagined how risk free derivatives trade actually is :
Quoting from the famous book traders guns and money :
Breaking down the hierarchy of the trading, “There are salespeople-they lie to clients. Traders lie to sales and to risk managers. Risk managers? They lie to people who run the place-correction, think they run the place. The people who run the place lie to shareholders and regulators”.
Here is self-explanatory poster how these different department see each other. To ease things out, you have to read from right. How the research department see themselves visa-vis other departments like Syndicate, DCM, Trader, Sales