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May 2020

How is Data Science Transforming Banking and Capital Markets?

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May 26, 2020

This blog is taken from the Quantifi webinar 'Next Generation Risk Technology Powered by Data Science’. In Part 1, we will explore data science in the context of risk management technology and operations. This blog reflects on how the financial environment, and the broader landscape, has changed over the last decade and the market trends that are driving the rise in data science approaches. Read More

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Industry Perspectives on Data Science - Q&A

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May 14, 2020

This blog is taken from the Quantifi webinar ‘Next Generation Risk Technology Powered by Data Science’ which also featured Celent. In the final blog in this series, the expert panellists from Quantifi and Celent answer questions from the audience, including how to deploy data science tools, the different data science use cases and pitfalls to avoid. Read More

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November 2019

Structured Credit Trends Q&A

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November 21, 2019

This blog is taken from the Quantifi webinar ‘Trends in Structured Credit Markets’. In the final blog in this series the expert panellists from Nomura and Brigade Capital Management answer questions from the audience covering CLOs, bespoke portfolios, the volume of index and bespoke tranches, volumes in the secondary market and the barrier to entry for new players.  Read More

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October 2019

Why invest in CSOs vs CLOs?

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October 17, 2019

This blog is taken from the Quantifi webinar ‘Trends in Structured Credit Markets’. In the second blog in this series, the panellists from Nomura and Brigade Capital Management compare Collateralized Synthetic Obligations (CSO) vs Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs), the aspects of short trading for CSOs, trading of whole capital structures and future prospects for the market. Read More

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September 2019

Which tranches are more popular: index or bespoke?

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September 24, 2019

Following the credit crisis of 2008, tranche trading all but disappeared; it is now back with gusto. For example, bespoke tranche trading reached $80 billion issuance in 2018, and continues to grow rapidly. Although a far cry from pre-crisis level, there are encouraging signs for the market’s revival. In the first of this blog series, Kurt Koschnitzke, Executive Director, Structured Credit Trading, Nomura and Gaurav Tejwani, Portfolio Manager, Brigade Capital Management outline the different aspects of tranche trading. Read More

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August 2019

Structured Credit Trading - Trends & Developments

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August 13, 2019

Rohan Douglas, CEO, Quantifi, discusses recent developments in the credit markets and how Quantifi differentiates itself from its competitors in the structured credit space. The most significant developments have been the emergence of new products (e.g. ETFs on credit indices), and the return of older products (e.g. tranches). During, and after, the credit crisis of 2008, tranche trading all but disappeared; it is now back with gusto. Bespoke tranche trading reached $80 Billion issuance in 2018, and continues to grow rapidly.  Read More

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June 2019

Extending the Traditional Credit Risk Framework to the Cryptoasset Industry

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June 18, 2019

We expect that financial institutions and investors will continue to dedicate resources to building a robust infrastructure and developing risk solutions to solve counterparty risk in the cryptoasset industry. Even though trading cryptoassets presents significant challenges, it is our view that through technology, regulatory development and comprehensive risk management these challenges can be minimised. With cryptoasset industry evolving at pace, firms must not only be smart about the risks they pose but also manage them accordingly. Read More

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How to Manage Cryptoasset Credit Risk

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June 6, 2019

The biggest banking failures during the 2008 GFC were a result of insufficient handling of credit risk. Credit risk represents the risk that a debtor may be unable or unwilling to make a payment on or fulfil contractual obligations. In some instances, this can result in default risk which is a subpart of credit risk. In other instances, it can cause a deterioration in credit quality. From a trading workflow perspective, credit risk is viewed as pre-settlement risk. This blog looks at the significance of credit risk associated with exchanges, custody and prime brokerage services. Read More

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May 2019

What is Driving Firms to Streamline Technology and Operations?

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May 31, 2019

In Part 1, Quantifi and Celent examined a number of key trends that are reshaping the industry including the shift from active to passive, growth in multi-asset and broadening of investable asset classes and increasing demand for tailored, outcome-focused investment solutions. This blog examines how margin pressures are forcing firms to improve costs and to streamline their core technology and operations and Celent’s recommendations for pursuing fit-for-purpose solution strategies. Read More

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What Trends are Impacting Asset Managers and Asset Owners?

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May 22, 2019

Quantifi and Celent explore the trends affecting asset managers and asset owners and examines their impact from an investment management technology and operation standpoint. Part 1 examines a number of key trends that are reshaping the industry including the shift from active to passive, growth in multi-asset and broadening of investable asset classes and increasing demand for tailored, outcome-focused investment solutions. Read More

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