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How Are Firms Managing Liquidity Risk?

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

In this blog post, Quantifi breaks down the results from its recent survey on managing liquidity. 108 delegates were surveyed to measure opinion on how their firms are dealing with liquidity and their approach to IT and operational challenges. The survey was conducted as part of a webinar co-hosted by Quantifi, OTC Partners & BlackRock on ‘Identifying Liquidity Risk for Financial Stability’. 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

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

Piraeus Bank Seamlessly Modernises Core Systems with Quantifi’s Next-Generation Risk, Analytics and Reporting

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

With Quantifi’s next-generation valuation, analytics and reporting functionality Piraeus now has a flexible and performant capability to address and support computationally intense calculations including xVA, perform accurate valuations on cross-asset portfolios taking into account various risk metrics comprising PFE, VaR, wrong-way-risk, stress testing, sensitivities etc., and generate flexible reports to aid business decisions across their trading user base. read more

Importance of Liquidity for Functioning of Financial Markets

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The global financial crisis highlighted the importance of liquidity in functioning financial markets. Pre-2008, market participants received easy access to readily available funding and were ill-prepared for events that transpired during the credit crisis Failure to adequately assess and manage liquidity underpinned major market turmoil, triggering unprecedented liquidity events. 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