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 can be extremely computationally expensive to solve accurately. This demand for higher performance has put a focus on how to get the most out of the latest generation of hardware.
Quantifi today announced that it has been named ‘Best Risk Management System’ in the Alternative Credit European Services Awards. These awards recognise technology providers serving the hedge fund sector that have demonstrated true growth and a commitment to client services over the past 12 months. read more
Quantifi has been voted top Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) platform for ‘Credit Risk’ in the Energy Risk 2017 Software Rankings. These rankings recognise technology providers that have helped the industry evolve with the challenges and opportunities in the energy markets. read more
Chartis, a provider of research and advisory services covering the global markets for risk and compliance technology, recently published a report ‘Commodity Trading Risk Management Systems’ in which it analysed the emerging business and technology trends in the market, and how they are influencing commodity trading firms’ solution requirements. Quantifi has been positioned as ‘Best-of-Breed’ provider by Chartis for commodity trading risk management. read more
Quantifi has been shortlisted in the Commodity Business Awards 2016 for Trading, Risk & Portfolio Management (Excellence in Agricultural & Softs) and Commodity Market Development (Excellence in Risk Mitigation). The awards, run by Commodities Now magazine, identify commodity firms and technology providers that have had a significant impact on the commodity markets. read more
Bunge chose Quantifi as its solution provider after an extensive evaluation of specialist commodity risk systems and internal build options. Global commodity trading firms must manage an array of counterparty risks. In response, Quantifi has developed new risk management tools that automate processes, simplify data management, and provide advanced analytics. read more
The credit crisis and regulatory responses have forced banks to substantially update their counterparty risk management processes. New regulations in the form of Basel III, Dodd-Frank and European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) have dramatically increased capital requirements for counterparty credit risk. In addition to implementing new regulatory requirements, banks are making significant changes to internal counterparty risk management practices. This whitepaper explores some of the key changes to internal counterparty risk management processes by tracing typical workflows within banks before and after CVA desks, and how increased clearing due to regulatory mandates affects these workflows.
Unlike market risk, which can be effectively managed by individual trading desks or traders, counterparty risk is increasingly being priced and managed by a central CVA desk or risk control group since the exposure tends to span multiple asset classes and business lines. Moreover, aggregated counterparty exposure may be significantly impacted by collateral and cross-product netting agreements. We discuss the best practices in implementing a counterparty risk management framework and the data, technology and operational challenges.
Counterparty credit risk theory and practice has been developing for over a decade with risk management evolving from passive risk quantification to active management and hedging. Banks today tend to be distributed along the evolutionary timeline by size and sophistication where global banks have converged to the consensus model whilst smaller and more regional banks, together with other financial institutions such as asset managers are closer to the beginning stages. This whitepaper traces the evolution of counterparty credit risk and explores practical implementation issues, how approaches have converged and provides an insider’s view from major banks that have influenced this market.