OTC derivatives

Quantifi & Intel Demonstrate How Artificial Intelligence Can Be Used to Accelerate Derivatives Valuations

Monday, August 2, 2021

Quantifi and Intel have published a joint whitepaper that explores how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to accelerate derivatives valuations by 700x. Intel and Quantifi have demonstrated that accurate, real-time pricing for a portfolio of derivatives can be generated locally or in the cloud using AI technology running on 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.  read more

Quantifi & Intel Demonstrate How Artificial Intelligence Can Be Used to Accelerate Derivatives Valuations

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Quantifi and Intel have published a joint whitepaper that explores how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to accelerate derivatives valuations by 700x. Intel and Quantifi have demonstrated that accurate, real-time pricing for a portfolio of derivatives can be generated locally or in the cloud using AI technology running on 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.  Read More

Intel & Quantifi Accelerate Derivative Valuations by 700x Using AI on Intel Processors

Friday, June 18, 2021

by Quantifi & Intel

Portfolio managers and traders that use OTC derivatives often lack an accurate real-time view of the valuations and risk of their derivative positions, especially when trading exotic derivatives. Obtaining real-time risk metrics for a portfolio of derivatives has been challenging, as the commonly used valuation techniques for these products are computationally expensive and require significant machine time. Portfolio valuations and risk calculations typically require overnight runs in a data center or the cloud. This whitepaper reports the successful use of Artificial Neural Network models by Quantifi to model and deliver real-time pricing with an accuracy considered equivalent to conventional approaches such as numerical integration and Monte Carlo methods.

How to Accelerate XVA Performance

Friday, March 19, 2021
You're in! We've saved a space for you at the 'How to Accelerate XVA Performance' webinar on Wednesday 21st April. We will send you a link to join the webinar prior to the event.
 
Date & Time:
21st April, 2021
3pm BST / 4pm CET / 10am EST
 
Agenda:
  • The need for faster XVA calculations
  • Factors influencing the speed of XVA computations
  • How to accelerate the performance of large XVA workloads
  • Test results: how Quantifi has accelerated performance with Intel
  • Q&A
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Accelerating the Performance of Large-scale XVA Workloads

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

In the post-crisis world, an increasing number of banks have set up a centralized XVA desk. With the introduction of new regulations to ensure banks are adequately capitalized, it has become common practice to include certain costs in the pricing of OTC derivatives that, in many cases, had previously been ignored. To assist in the pricing for the cost of dealing with a counterparty in a derivative transaction, the markets have developed various metrics including CVA, DVA, FVA, ColVA, KVA, and MVA—collectively known as XVAs. Read More

Quantifi Wins Best Pricing & Analytics: Fixed Income, Currencies and Credit at the Risk Markets Technology Awards

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Quantifi has won Best Pricing & Analytics: Fixed Income, Currencies and Credit at the Risk.net Markets Technology Awards for the second time. These awards reflect the contribution made by technology providers that support enterprise risk management, credit and operational risk for the listed, OTC derivatives and cash markets. More than 170 entries were received and shortlisted. Winners were selected by a panel of Risk.net editors and senior individuals from leading firms across the industry. read more

How to Accelerate XVA Performance

Monday, October 26, 2020

by Quantifi & Intel

One of the key challenges of XVAs is that adjustments need to be calculated on a portfolio basis rather than trade-by-trade. This requires dealing with a large number of computations and orders of magnitude more calculations for accurate results. The calculation of XVAs is highly complex, combining the intricacies of derivative pricing with the computational challenges of simulating a full universe of risk factors. Given the strategic importance of XVA, banks require enhanced capabilities and modern infrastructures to calculate the required credit, funding, and capital adjustments. As banks look to reduce, mitigate, and optimize XVA and other capital charges, they are investing in XVA capabilities in an attempt to solve the computational challenge of simulating a full universe of risk factors.

Calculating the Effect of Funding Costs on OTC Valuation

Thursday, February 27, 2020

In this article, Rohan Douglas, CEO, Quantifi and Dmitry Pugachevsky, Director of research, Quantifi, discuss the costs of funding OTC valuation. The implementation of new regulations, including Dodd-Frank, MiFID II, EMIR and Basel III, is significantly increasing the cost of capital and forcing banks to re-evaluate the economics of their over-the-counter (OTC) trading businesses.

Market best practice implemented by the most sophisticated banks now accurately measures all the components of a trade to analyse its profitability, including credit valuation adjustment (CVA), the cost of regulatory capital and, most recently, funding valuation adjustment (FVA).