valuation

Intel & Quantifi Accelerate Derivative Valuations by 700x Using AI on Intel Processors

Friday, June 18, 2021

by Quantifi & Intel

Portfolio managers and traders that use OTC derivatives often lack an accurate real-time view of the valuations and risk of their derivative positions, especially when trading exotic derivatives. Obtaining real-time risk metrics for a portfolio of derivatives has been challenging, as the commonly used valuation techniques for these products are computationally expensive and require significant machine time. Portfolio valuations and risk calculations typically require overnight runs in a data center or the cloud. This whitepaper reports the successful use of Artificial Neural Network models by Quantifi to model and deliver real-time pricing with an accuracy considered equivalent to conventional approaches such as numerical integration and Monte Carlo methods.

How Can Artificial Intelligence Be Used To Accelerate Derivatives Valuations?

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Quantifi recently took part in Intel's Coffee Chat series to discuss their partnership and collaboration with Intel. This Q&A was taken from the video series where Intel Vice President, Pete Baker, discusses risk analysis, analytics and artificial intelligence on Intel architecture in the financial services sector with Sebastian Hahn, AI Lead, Quantifi. Read More

The IBOR Transition: Challenges and the Road Ahead

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

by Quantifi & Irina Ursachi

Interbank Offered Rates (IBORs) 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 merged their efforts in steering some of the most complex transformation programmes the financial industry has undertaken. This paper explores the development of the IBOR reform. The first part details the status quo, some of the various aspects and challenges involved and outlines the effects of migrating from IBORs to risk-free rates. The second part of the paper outlines the preparations firms need to make to accommodate a smooth transition.

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

Accounting for the Changes in Valuation

Thursday, February 27, 2020

In the aftermath of the credit crisis, credit spreads soared to unpredicted heights. Basis spreads between three-month Libor and six-month Libor, for example, went from fractions of a basis point (where they had been quoted for decades) to double digits in a matter of months. Practitioners had to revise valuation methodologies to reflect these changes in the market. The accounting profession is now recognizing that these new market practices have important accounting implications as well.