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Vectorization, Part 3: Applying Vectorization to CVA Aggregation

Monday, July 10, 2017

As noted, the Finance domain provides many good candidates for vectorization. A particularly good example is the aggregation of Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) and other measures of counterparty risk. The most common general purpose approach to calculation of CVA is based on a Monte-Carlo simulation of the distribution of forward values for all derivative trades with a counterparty. The evolution of market prices over a series of forward dates is simulated, then the value of each derivative trade is calculated at that forward date using the simulated market prices. Read More

Vectorization, Part 2: Why and What?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

This is the second in a series of blogs on Vectorization, which is a key tool for dramatically improving the performance of code running on modern CPUs. Vectorization is the process of converting an algorithm from operating on a single value at a time to operating on a set of values at one time. Modern CPUs provide direct support for vector operations where a single instruction is applied to multiple data (SIMD). Read More

Vectorization, Part 1: The Rise of Parallelism

Thursday, June 15, 2017

New challenges in the financial markets driven by changes in market structure and regulations and accounting rules like Basel III, EMIR, Dodd Frank, MiFID II, Solvency II, IFRS 13, IRFS 9, and FRTB have increased demand for higher performance risk and analytics. Problems like XVA require orders of magnitude more calculations for accurate results. This demand for higher performance has put a focus on how to get the most out of the latest generation of hardware. Read More

Global Asset and Wealth Manager Selects Quantifi for Portfolio Management

Friday, March 31, 2017

One of the largest asset and wealth managers in the world was looking for a single front-to-administrator solution for trading and risk management to address growth, market changes, and regulatory requirements including MiFID, EMIR, and Dodd-Frank for one of its premier funds. After a 5 month review of alternative internal and external solutions, Quantifi proved to be the clear leader, as it offered all the functionality best matching the client’s stringent requirements.

 

Technology Trends in Asset Management

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The financial services industry is unquestionably in the midst of a high-change, one that has the potential to radically  re-shape  the industry in the coming years.  The current changes feel disruptive because they are coming in a range of forms all at once. Read More

Quantifi and OTC Partners Publish Whitepaper on ‘Identifying Liquidity Risk for Financial Stability’

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Quantifi and OTC Partners publish whitepaper titled ‘Identifying Liquidity Risk for Financial Stability’. This whitepaper explores the importance of liquidity in functioning of financial markets and the increasing regulatory pressures on capital market firms to ensure strong liquidity risk management practices are being carried out. read more

Selwood Asset Management Selects Quantifi’s Single Integrated Portfolio Management System

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Selwood Asset Management, a newly authorised alternative investment manager, has confirmed the selection of Quantifi as its single Portfolio Management System (PMS). Selwood chose Quantifi ahead of other providers as they required a powerful, stable technology platform with rich functionality to deliver best practice portfolio management, valuations, trading, pre-trade and scenario analysis, and support for all of their risk management requirements.   read more

Regulatory Initiatives Impacting Funding, Collateral, and Capital Costs

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Following the 2008 financial crisis, the banking sector witnessed a plethora of regulatory changes. While these regulatory prescriptions cover every dimension of the banking world, the OTC derivatives (OTCDs) market has borne the brunt due to the derivatives' opaque and complex nature. Read More

Quantifi Whitepaper Explores Cost of Trading and Clearing in the Wake of Margining

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The whitepaper explores how recent regulations are affecting the OTC derivative markets in complex and interrelated ways, which in turn have changed the way firms do business. Over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets continue to be impacted by regulatory changes. These changes are increasing clearing costs and consequently trading costs, to an extent that could not have been anticipated by the market, given the complexity of these regulatory reforms. read more

Buy-Side System Requirements

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

by Avadhut Naik (Quantifi) and Sol Steinberg (OTC Partners)

The financial markets have undergone dramatic change. While some of this is down to natural evolution, much of the change can be directly attributed to new rules introduced in the wake of the 2007 crisis. The combination of the Dodd-Frank Act, EMIR, MiFID ll and Basel lll signify the biggest regulatory change in decades. These reforms have triggered major change in how financial products are traded, settled, collateralized and reported, resulting in deep ongoing structural changes to the markets.