credit valuation adjustment (CVA)

Vectorization, Part 3: Applying Vectorization to CVA Aggregation

Monday, July 10, 2017

As noted, the Finance domain provides many good candidates for vectorization. A particularly good example is the aggregation of Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) and other measures of counterparty risk. The most common general purpose approach to calculation of CVA is based on a Monte-Carlo simulation of the distribution of forward values for all derivative trades with a counterparty. The evolution of market prices over a series of forward dates is simulated, then the value of each derivative trade is calculated at that forward date using the simulated market prices. Read More

Risk Training: XVA, Credit, Funding and Capital Valuation Adjustments

Thursday, June 15, 2017
XVAs provide the financial industry with a lot of opportunities, particularly as new valuation adjustments develop and as valuation adjustments like CVA and FVA continue to add value. But with these opportunities come complexities because of the... read more

FRTB: Strengthening Market Risk Practices?

Friday, January 6, 2017
In July 2015, the Basel Committee proposed the FRTB-CVA framework which replaces the current CVA Risk Capital calculations. Six months later it published the final rule of the FRTB framework designed to address the undercapitalisation of trading... read more

FRTB Whitepaper Explores the Impact of Basic CVA Framework vs FRTB-CVA Framework

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Quantifi, a provider of risk, analytics and trading solutions, and Kauri Solutions, a specialist financial consultancy firm, today announced the release of their whitepaper titled ‘FRTB: Strengthening Market Risk Practices?’. In July 2015, the Basel Committee proposed the FRTB-CVA framework which replaces the current CVA Risk Capital calculations. Six months later it published the final rule of the FRTB framework designed to address the undercapitalisation of trading book exposures witnessed during the financial crisis. This paper explores how these frameworks affect bank balance sheets. read more

FRTB: Strengthening Market Risk Practices?

Monday, December 19, 2016

by Quantifi and Kauri Solutions

The Basel Committee’s overhaul of the market risk capital framework marks a major change to previous versions. FRTB is likely to have a substantial influence in the way firms are organised, and their approach to measuring and reporting risk. For example, at desk level there will be a requirement to monitor SA capital in addition to IMA. Banks need to decide whether the costs associated with operational and IT change is justified. Are more complex products likely to pay for themselves given the majority of the life of a trade will need to be calculated with SA as opposed to IMA? What is the impact of CVA charges?

The Dynamics Driving Capital Markets, London Conference, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
In today's environment market participants need to be able to navigate and respond to new regulatory processes and political change. Regulatory reform in the shape of EMIR, Dodd-Frank, MiFID and Basel are increasing the cost of capital, impacting... read more

Why Measure Counterparty Credit Risk?

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Counterparty credit risk (CCR) is currently one of the most complex topics for financial institutions. This complexity comes from many different sources but is primarily related to the multiple definitions and uses of counterparty credit risk. Therefore, the first question to ask yourself before modeling counterparty credit risk is why do you want to measure it? Read More

WBS 12th Fixed Income Conference

Monday, June 6, 2016
Quantifi will present 'Impact of the New CVA Risk Capital Charge' on Day 1 and be taking part in 'Initial Margin and Regulatory Requirements' panel debate on Day 2. Event Overview Pre-Conference: Initial Margin for Cleared and Non-cleared... read more