Q&A with Vasily Strela, Global Head of FICC Quantitative Strategies, RBC Capital Markets

Monday, July 30, 2018

Vasily Strela, Global Head of FICC Quantitative Strategies, RBC Capital Markets, talks about market developments, regulation and technology. Vasily is responsible for running the Fixed Income (rates, credit, muni, FX, mortgages) & Commodities quantitative teams. His team provides quant support to the business, which involves looking at new ways to enhance and adapt models to current market conditions i.e. new algorithms and how to apply them to the business. Read More

Identifying Liquidity Risk for Financial Stability

Monday, June 12, 2017
Join Quantifi, OTC Partners and BlackRock for this complimentary webinar on liquidity risk. This webinar will explore the importance of liquidity in the functioning of financial markets and the increasing regulatory pressures on buy side firms to... read more

The Dynamics Driving Capital Markets, New York Conference, 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The global financial crisis promoted a renewed focus on managing liquidity risk. Almost 10 years on, awareness of liquidity risk has become the norm and its management essential to the viability of financial institutions. Looking ahead, effective... read more

Regulatory Initiatives Impacting Funding, Collateral, and Capital Costs

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Following the 2008 financial crisis, the banking sector witnessed a plethora of regulatory changes. While these regulatory prescriptions cover every dimension of the banking world, the OTC derivatives (OTCDs) market has borne the brunt due to the derivatives' opaque and complex nature. 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

Cost of Trading and Clearing OTC Derivatives in the Wake of Margining

Thursday, March 3, 2016

by Quantifi & Cognizant

Over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets continue to be impacted by regulatory changes. These changes are affecting the way financial institutions do business in multiple, interrelated ways. Rising capital requirements are impacting profitability and return on equity. Market participants are now being forced to clear standard OTC trades through Central Counterparties (CCPs) and will soon face margin requirements for the remaining, nonstandard, uncleared derivatives.

The Buy vs. Build Dilemma

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

 by Robert Goldstein, Quantifi

The financial service industry has changed significantly over the last decade. This rapidly changing environment requires significant investments in technology. There is no question that technology investment is increasingly a strategic rather than operational decision. The question is not whether to use technology, but rather which one to use. Is it better to attempt to build a proprietary application or is a vendor system the more viable and sensible option?

The Dynamics Driving OTC Markets, New York Conference, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Regulations in the form of Basel lll, EMIR, Dodd-Frank, MiFID, IFRS and IOSCO have altered the structure of the OTC markets. This has led banks to focus on pricing and managing costs in a consistent fashion at a trade, desk and business level.... read more