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.
As a new fund, the client was looking for a technology partner who understood the specific challenges they are faced with and can scale as the fund grows. Given the need for strong risk control capabilities the client was looking for a solution that would allow their traders and portfolio managers to analyse risk at deal and aggregated portfolio level. The risk function required the ability to generate sensitivities, stress tests and scenario analysis for the portfolio, along with the required management and investor reports.
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Quantifi, OTC Partners, a boutique consultancy firm and BlackRock, a global investment management firm hosted a webinar on ‘Identifying Liquidity Risk for Financial Stability’. The 108 delegates took part in a survey on their risk management practices and the IT/operational challenges associated with managing liquidity risk. read more
This Q+A is taken from a webinar recently hosted by Quantifi, OTC Partners and BlackRock. The participants shared their perspectives on the importance of liquidity in the functioning of financial markets and the increasing regulatory pressures on buy side firms to ensure strong liquidity risk management practices are being carried out. Read More