market risk

Portfolio Diversification in FRTB

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

by Quantifi & BearingPoint

The global financial crisis exposed the shortcomings of market risk management practices of the trading book. In January 2016, the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision (BCBS) overhauled the approach to assess capital requirements with the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB). With a 2019 deadline, FRTB is expected to have significant impact on financial institutions and financial markets in terms of infrastructure, capital requirements and operational controls. Banks must adhere to the rules of the fundamental review of the trading book to avoid higher capital requirements.

Quantifi and Monocle Whitepaper Explores the Challenges Associated with the FRTB

Monday, November 13, 2017

This paper highlights the main changes being introduced by the new market risk standards and the related challenges in terms of data management, modelling and technology. The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) heralds a new era in bank risk management, making it one of the most critical items on a bank’s to-do list for the immediate future and beyond. This paper highlights the enormity of the data and modelling requirements imposed by FRTB as well as its impact on banks’ risk and systems architecture.  read more

FRTB - Moving Towards a Practical Implementation

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

In January of 2016, the evolution of FRTB culminated in the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) publishing the finalised standards, titled Minimum Capital Requirements for Market Risk. The new standards replaced the existing regulatory framework for market risk and go beyond just dealing with quantitative measurement of risk. FRTB is set to revolutionise current market risk practices, placing emphasis on the coordination of operational, risk and data management processes as well as systems and technology. Read More

FRTB: Moving Towards a Practical Implementation

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

by Quantifi & Monocle

FRTB is set to revolutionise current market risk practices, placing emphasis on the coordination of operational, risk and data management processes as well as systems and technology. To best respond to these new demands, banks need to make the right strategic and technology decisions and assess the impact on operations and processes across risk, front office, finance and IT. This paper highlights the main changes being introduced by the new market risk standards and the related challenges in terms of data management, modelling and technology.

Quantifi Awarded Best Multi-Asset Trading & Portfolio Management System

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Quantifi has been named Best Multi-Asset Trading & Portfolio Management System in Corporate Vision’s Technology Innovator Awards.  Winners were chosen through a combination of votes gathered from their network of respected industry partners, together with their in-depth and rigorous in-house research process. The underlying factors driving Quantifi’s success in the investment management space are new technology, advanced functionality and responsive client services. read more

OeKB Extends Usage of Quantifi for Enterprise Market Risk

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In 2015, OeKB selected Quantifi as its front-to-middle office solution for counterparty risk and IFRS 13. The bank has recently gone live on Quantifi for market risk. The key variable in the measurement and management of OeKB’s market risk is economic capital which is calculated using Value at Risk (VaR) over a one-month time horizon. OeKB was previously calculating HVaR on a quarterly basis using a legacy system. read more

FRTB: Are Banks Prepared?

Thursday, March 16, 2017

In this blog post, Quantifi breaks down the results from our recent survey on FRTB. Over 100 banking practitioners took part in the survey to measure opinion on how prepared their firms are for dealing with the impact of FRTB and their approach to addressing implementation challenges. Read More

Survey Reveals Banks Are Not Ready to Deal with the Impact of FRTB

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Quantifi and Kauri Solutions, a specialist financial consultancy firm, recently co-hosted a webinar on ‘FRTB: Strengthening Market Risk Practices?’. The 100+ delegates were invited to take part in a survey on how prepared their firms are for dealing with the impact of FRTB and their approach to addressing implementation challenges read more

Quantifi Recognised as Category Leader in the XCelent FRTB Solutions Awards 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Quantifi has been positioned as ‘Category Leader’ in the XCelent Awards for the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) Solutions. Quantifi has been positioned in the Ecosystem Component Specialists (Risk) category based on its comprehensive level of coverage and functionality for FRTB. This category distinguishes pricing and risk analytics providers with the core components to support a bank's FRTB programme in terms of more complex derivatives analytics or front-office-centric capital optimization capabilities.  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