pricing and analytics

Quantifi Named Best Buy-Side Product at Waters Buy-Side Technology Awards 2020

Monday, November 9, 2020

Quantifi has won three awards at the Waters Buy-Side Technology Awards 2020. This is the second consecutive year that Quantifi has won Best Buy-Side Pricing/Valuation Service and the coveted Best Overall Buy-Side Product. In addition to these awards, Quantifi also picked up the title of Best Buy-Side Portfolio Analysis Tool. These awards recognise the market-leading technologies designed to manage the various risks and challenges buy-side firms face, while also allowing them to maximize their operational efficiency.  read more

How to Accelerate XVA Performance

Monday, October 26, 2020

by Quantifi & Intel

One of the key challenges of XVAs is that adjustments need to be calculated on a portfolio basis rather than trade by trade. This requires dealing with a large number of computations and orders of magnitude more calculations for accurate results. The calculation of XVAs is highly complex, combining the intricacies of derivative pricing with the computational challenges of simulating a full universe of risk factors. Given the strategic importance of XVA, banks require enhanced capabilities and modern infrastructures to calculate the required credit, funding, and capital adjustments. As banks look to reduce, mitigate, and optimize XVA and other capital charges, they are making investment in XVA capabilities in an attempt to solve the computational challenge of simulating a full universe of risk factors.

Preparing for the IBOR Transition: Technology and Models

Thursday, October 1, 2020

The IBOR transition impacts almost every part of the financial services industry including banking, capital markets, insurance and asset management. The imminent retirement of IBOR has forced financial institutions to conduct an end-to-end inventory of IBOR exposure. This should cover the full range of processes, models and systems, including pricing, valuation, risk management and booking. This process has revealed a number of challenges for financial markets participants, with many having to rethink their operations and technology infrastructure and adopting new technologies to help with the transition.  Read More

Survey: How are Firms Navigating the IBOR Transition?

Monday, September 28, 2020

Interbank Offer Rates (IBOR) play a pivotal role in the functioning of financial markets. The transition away from IBOR represents one of the biggest challenges facing financial services firms. The reform has been ongoing for more than two years, during which market-infrastructure providers, regulators, buy- and sell-side firms, and trade associations have been assessing and preparing for a significant transformational effort. This survey was conducted during a webinar hosted by Quantifi on ‘Navigating the IBOR Transition’. Over 350+ individuals from across the financial services industry registered for the webinar and were invited to take part in the survey. Read More

Pricing Loan Credit Default Swaps

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The loan credit-default swap contract is similar to a corporate credit-default swap contract except for two key differences. The first is the underlying reference obligation of an LCDS is a secured loan while the underlying reference obligation of a CDS is an unsecured bond. As such, the recovery on the event of a default for an LCDS is expected to be significantly higher than that of a CDS.

 

Quantifi Wins Three Awards at the Waters Buy-Side Technology Awards 2019

Monday, November 25, 2019

Quantifi has won three awards at the Waters Buy-Side Technology Awards 2019. Quantifi won Best Buy-Side Pricing/Valuation Service, Best Integrated Middle-Office Platform and one of the highest-profile categories at this year’s awards, Best Overall Buy-Side Product. Hosted by WatersTechnology magazine, these awards recognise technologies that address the buy side's most pressing business, regulatory, operational and technology needs. read more

LFIS Selects Quantifi for Multi-Asset Portfolio Pricing and Risk Management

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Quantifi has been selected by La Française Investment Solutions (LFIS) to help the business expand its capabilities in structured credit. LFIS is a leading Paris-based quantitative asset manager, with $14bn of assets under management. LFIS required a multi-asset pricing and risk management solution that could support the growth of their sophisticated trading strategies. As such, Quantifi has been selected for its advanced pre and post-trade analytic capabilities and ability to seamlessly integrate with existing systems. read more

Quantifi Named Best Pricing & Analytics Product at Risk.net Market Technology Awards

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Quantifi has won the front-office technology award for Pricing & Analytics: fixed income, currencies and credit at the Risk.net Market Technology Awards. These awards reflect the contribution made by technology providers that support trading or investment in the listed, OTC derivatives and cash markets. read more

CVA Pricing Analysis for Global Financial Institution

Thursday, March 30, 2017

This global financial institution wanted to gain a better understanding of the mechanics of CVA pricing, especially on transactions involving multiple currencies. The firm’s widening credit spread dramatically increased CVA charges levied by dealers. Therefore the client wanted more transparency and a second opinion on these CVA charges. Quantifi generated a matrix of CVA prices and then analysed the differences between its results and the dealer quotes to help the client better understand the pricing dynamics. 

 

UK Bank Enhances Intraday Risk Management with Quantifi

Thursday, March 30, 2017

As one of the UK’s leading and most sophisticated banks, the client provides a range of comprehensive banking and financial markets services to over 25,000 customers - predominantly FTSE 100 companies. In 2009 the client selected Quantifi as the front-office pricing tool for their Structured Credit business.  Over the course of the next 2 years their usage of Quantifi expanded and they adopted Quantifi's risk platform to provide them with a consolidated view of risk across their entire credit trading business.