The process of trading, procuring and selling commodities has always been risky and intricate, and it’s only becoming more complex. Market structures have shifted, and so risk management solutions must respond to that change. Avadhut Naik, Head of Solutions at Quantifi talks to Commodity Technology Advisory about Quantifi's strong track record in the risk management space and how they've extended this capability to cover the needs of the commodity trading sector.
In the post-crisis world, an increasing number of banks have set up a centralized XVA desk. With the introduction of new regulations to ensure banks are adequately capitalized, it has become common practice to include certain costs in the pricing of OTC derivatives that, in many cases, had previously been ignored. To assist in the pricing for the cost of dealing with a counterparty in a derivative transaction, the markets have developed various metrics including CVA, DVA, FVA, ColVA, KVA, and MVA—collectively known as XVAs. Read More
Quantifi has won Best Pricing & Analytics: Fixed Income, Currencies and Credit at the Risk.net Markets Technology Awards for the second time. These awards reflect the contribution made by technology providers that support enterprise risk management, credit and operational risk for the listed, OTC derivatives and cash markets. More than 170 entries were received and shortlisted. Winners were selected by a panel of Risk.net editors and senior individuals from leading firms across the industry. read more
With the support of two global ag trading companies, Quantifi successfully expanded their product footprint to address the valuation complexities unique to the commodity markets. Now, with several hedge funds and global-scale commodity trading firms using their products to manage counterparty credit risk and analytics in the softs and ags markets (and with plans to move into metals and energies), Quantifi has become a recognized player in the industry. Read More
Quantifi has been selected by Carbon Cap Management LLP , a London based environmental asset management firm, to support its carbon emissions investment strategies. Carbon Cap’s mission is to raise awareness about climate change and to provide solutions directly related to the capping and reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. To support the growth of its fund, Carbon Cap has replaced their existing core risk software with a more sophisticated solution. Quantifi was selected because of its support for emissions as an asset class, combined with advanced risk functionality including calculating sensitivities, scenarios, what-if-analysis, and HVaR for internal and external risk reporting. read more
Quantifi recently hosted a webinar on the IBOR transition. Over 350 individuals from across the financial service industry registered for the webinar and were invited to take part in a survey on the IBOR transition. Delegates were surveyed about how prepared their firms are for the transition and the key challenges and activities they will be addressing ahead of implementing the new risk free rates. read more
Interbank Offered Rates (IBORs), including the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), serve as widely accepted benchmark interest rates, and the forthcoming transition is one of the most significant changes for the financial services industry. The unparalleled scale of this industry-wide transition presents considerable challenges, including potential financial, legal, operational, conduct and reputation risks. This blog explores the challenges and risks of navigating the IBOR transition and the adoption of alternative reference rates. Read More
This blog is taken from the Quantifi webinar 'Next Generation Risk Technology Powered by Data Science’. In Part 2 of this blog explores how Quantifi is leveraging data science and summarises the key trends shaping data science practices within a trading and risk management context. Read More