Common market best practice for pricing off-the-run or bespoke collateralized debt obligation tranches involves mapping implied base correlation surfaces calibrated from actively traded tranches such as those on the CDX or iTraxx.
Over the last few years, research in this area has resulted in a constant stream of improvements and refinements of this process. The term structure approach for base correlation surfaces is an important incremental improvement over commonly used methods for dealing with the maturity dimension of base correlation surfaces.
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.
Quantifi has been selected by Tresidor Investment Management LLP a recently launched London-based alternative credit manager, to provide comprehensive risk and portfolio management systems to support the launch of their new credit fund. To support Tresidor’s investment strategies they required a cloud-based portfolio management solution that put sophisticated credit risk modelling first, and thereby provided consistent and accurate pre- and post-trade analytics, valuation and risk management across their full breadth of credit instruments. read more
In Part 1, Quantifi and Celent examined a number of key trends that are reshaping the industry including the shift from active to passive, growth in multi-asset and broadening of investable asset classes and increasing demand for tailored, outcome-focused investment solutions. This blog examines how margin pressures are forcing firms to improve costs and to streamline their core technology and operations and Celent’s recommendations for pursuing fit-for-purpose solution strategies. Read More
Quantifi and Celent explore the trends affecting asset managers and asset owners and examines their impact from an investment management technology and operation standpoint. Part 1 examines a number of key trends that are reshaping the industry including the shift from active to passive, growth in multi-asset and broadening of investable asset classes and increasing demand for tailored, outcome-focused investment solutions. Read More
Forward-looking investment management firms are searching for ways to outperform their peers. The firms that we see succeeding are executing based on a combination of focused business models, agile operational competency, and strong cost discipline, especially around core investment and risk functions. This survey was conducted during a webinar Quantifi hosted, featuring Celent, on ‘Trends Shaping Portfolio and Investment Risk Management’. Over 100 individuals from across the buy-side industry registered for the webinar. Read More
The webinar explored several trends including the ongoing shift from active to passive investing and the continued expansion into emerging alternative and illiquid asset classes. This expansion of assets has, in turn, increased demand for tailored, outcome-focused investment solutions and firms are also increasingly inclined to stay operationally lean in an environment of sustained fee compression. The final trend examined the steady influx of FinTech service providers, disrupting aspects of the current asset management value chain. read more
Webinar with Celent
Quantifi been noted for its advanced technology and analytics in a recent report by Celent, a leading research, advisory, and consulting firm focused on financial services technology. In the report ‘Next Generation Portfolio and Investment Risk Capabilities’ Celent evaluated front office portfolio and risk managing solutions, examining strengths related to portfolio design, construction and optimisation functions, investment decision support analytics; investment forecasting and simulations; and support for risk budgeting activities. read more