One of the key shortcomings of the first two Basel Accords is that they approached the solvency of each institution independently. The recent crisis highlighted the additional ‘systemic’ risk that the failure of one large institution could cause the failure of one or more of its counterparties, which could trigger a chain reaction.
In this article, Rohan Douglas, the founder and CEO of Quantifi, talks about the effects of the summer’s volatility on the structured finance market, in particular how existing models have fared against the turmoil.
Q: What will be the long-term consequences of the crisis on confidence and liquidity? What kinds of institutions will have to make the biggest changes to their processes and will some of the more exotic structured finance products simply not get done any more?
New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF) is the sovereign wealth fund of NZ. Its purpose is to help pre-fund the future pension/superannuation liabilities of an increasingly aging NZ population. NZSF wanted a single view of risk across multiple public and private asset classes and was looking for a solution with proven credit and liquidity risk management functionality. With Quantifi, NZSF has strengthened its risk management across risk disciplines and improved operational efficiency.
We expect that financial institutions and investors will continue to dedicate resources to building a robust infrastructure and developing risk solutions to solve counterparty risk in the cryptoasset industry. Even though trading cryptoassets presents significant challenges, it is our view that through technology, regulatory development and comprehensive risk management these challenges can be minimised. With cryptoasset industry evolving at pace, firms must not only be smart about the risks they pose but also manage them accordingly. Read More
The biggest banking failures during the 2008 GFC were a result of insufficient handling of credit risk. Credit risk represents the risk that a debtor may be unable or unwilling to make a payment on or fulfil contractual obligations. In some instances, this can result in default risk which is a subpart of credit risk. In other instances, it can cause a deterioration in credit quality. From a trading workflow perspective, credit risk is viewed as pre-settlement risk. This blog looks at the significance of credit risk associated with exchanges, custody and prime brokerage services. Read More
Ellington Management Group, an investment and advisory firm based in Old Greenwich, CT, has selected Quantifi to enhance its risk management and reporting functions for its growing credit business. Ellington’s core competencies include deep expertise in diversified credit, mortgage, and related markets, and time-honed experience developing quantitative macro and equities strategies. read more
by Quantifi & OKCoin
Recently there has been substantial growth in cryptoasset marketplaces and product offerings. The marketplace is complex and comprises of the traditional stock market, foreign exchange and the cryptoasset market. This blog post provides details on both crypto-only and fiat-supporting markets. We also explore trading venues, such as centralised and decentralised exchanges and the over-the-counter (OTC) markets. Read More
Quantifi has announced the release of two whitepapers on cryptoassets, co-written with OKCoin, a leading fiat-supporting digital asset marketplace. The first paper explores the taxonomy of cryptoassets and the evolving industry landscape and the second paper provides a detailed insight into the risk inherent to the cryptoasset market. read more