The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected global markets, causing economic disruption at unprecedented speed and on a hitherto unknown scale. With the spread of the virus accelerating by mid-March 2020, the US economy has been severely impacted and there are understandable concerns about the damage caused to the worldwide economy. A number of small businesses have closed, either temporarily or permanently, and even large and well-known companies have declared bankruptcy. This blog explores the effects of the pandemic on the credit derivatives market and more specifically, how recent bankruptcies affected North American high yield CDS index trading, including CDX.NA.HY indices and the options on them. Read More
Quantifi has been selected by Haven Cove, a growing hedge fund incorporated in Malta, to support its structured credit strategies. Haven Cove wanted the ability to structure portfolios and implement strategies across the credit spectrum. The fund selected Quantifi due to its best-in-class solutions for supporting structured credit portfolios –for example, the ability to perform all the stress tests and scenario analysis it required. With Quantifi, the fund benefits from the most comprehensive product coverage, and advanced credit analytics and risk management functionality available in the market. read more
Rohan Douglas, CEO, Quantifi, discusses recent developments in the credit markets and how Quantifi differentiates itself from its competitors in the structured credit space. The most significant developments have been the emergence of new products (e.g. ETFs on credit indices), and the return of older products (e.g. tranches). During, and after, the credit crisis of 2008, tranche trading all but disappeared; it is now back with gusto. Bespoke tranche trading reached $80 Billion issuance in 2018, and continues to grow rapidly. Read More
“We have seen organisations struggle to incorporate CVA and DVA adjustments when performing hedge effectiveness testing. In some cases, CVA and DVA volatility has caused hedge ineffectiveness. It is critical for organisations to explore IFRS 13 compliant approaches that maximise hedge effectiveness.” Phillip van den Berg, Senior Manager, Deloitte read more
Quantifi, EY & PRMIA seminar
Reflecting the growing demand for exchange-traded futures contracts as alternatives to OTC derivatives, ICE recently launched the industry’s first credit index futures contract. To support the development of these new and innovative products, Quantifi developed a price-spread calculator to allow market participants to better monitor and manage credit risk exposures. Available on the ICE website, this intuitive, web-based price-spread calculator is designed to convert futures prices into the equivalent forward spreads for any given date.
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Quantifi, a leading provider of analytics, trading and risk management solutions for the global OTC markets, today announced the launch of an industry price-spread calculator for credit index futures listed on ICE Futures U.S., which is a subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global markets and clearing houses.
IntercontinentalExchange has released a price-spread calculator for credit index futures listed on IntercontinentalExchange's ICE Futures US market, developed by over-the-counter derivatives analytics and risk management software vendor Quantifi, to help market participants better monitor and manage credit risk exposures.