Avadhut Naik, Head of Solutions, Quantifi, talks to Commodities People about the major challenges faced by commodity trading firms and how to mitigate and manage these issues. Commodity trading firms have to be prepared to respond quickly, while still planning for the future. They also need to balance the need for increased efficiency with the risk of excessive cost cutting. Quantifi is built on the latest technology and is designed to help our clients improve their risk management capabilities, enhance operational efficiencies and reduce costs.
Rohan Douglas, CEO, talks to Intel
Quantifi has been named Best Multi-Asset Trading & Portfolio Management System in Corporate Vision’s Technology Innovator Awards. Winners were chosen through a combination of votes gathered from their network of respected industry partners, together with their in-depth and rigorous in-house research process. The underlying factors driving Quantifi’s success in the investment management space are new technology, advanced functionality and responsive client services. read more
In 2015, OeKB selected Quantifi as its front-to-middle office solution for counterparty risk and IFRS 13. The bank has recently gone live on Quantifi for market risk. The key variable in the measurement and management of OeKB’s market risk is economic capital which is calculated using Value at Risk (VaR) over a one-month time horizon. OeKB was previously calculating HVaR on a quarterly basis using a legacy system. read more
Given current market practices around counterparty risk regulation, xVA management, funding and accounting, Helaba, one of the leading German banks, decided it needed to enhance its counterparty risk infrastructure for their OTC derivatives business. To support this initiative the bank wanted to pair their existing risk and core trading infrastructure with a modern, enterprise-wide XVA solution. The ability for senior management to get a comprehensive view of the banks’ counterparty risk was one of the key priorities.
To remain ahead of market developments and regulatory requirements including EMIR and IFRS13 (CVA), AFD looked to complement their existing infrastructure with a single front-to-risk solution that combined high-performance technology with best-of-breed functionality. Limited by their incumbent systems AFD required a core trading and portfolio management solution (PMS) that could provide a single view of risk, consistent analytics, and calculations to support central clearing.
This global financial institution wanted to gain a better understanding of the mechanics of CVA pricing, especially on transactions involving multiple currencies. The firm’s widening credit spread dramatically increased CVA charges levied by dealers. Therefore the client wanted more transparency and a second opinion on these CVA charges. Quantifi generated a matrix of CVA prices and then analysed the differences between its results and the dealer quotes to help the client better understand the pricing dynamics.