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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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Securitisation Swaps: An Introduction

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May 16, 2019

Securitisation swaps are a critical, yet often neglected area of finance markets. This handbook provides an introduction to the basics, through to a detailed discussion of all the key risks and how a transaction is put together from start to finish. In Chapter 7, the authors offer some numerical examples to provide ballpark CFVA costs. These example use sophisticated Monte Carlo analytics developed by Quantifi. Quantifi has an established reputation as the market leader in analytics and is built on the latest technology and incorporating advanced numerical methods. Read More

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April 2019

Why are Firms Rethinking Their Risk Technology?

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April 9, 2019

Forward-looking investment management firms are searching for ways to outperform their peers. The firms that we see succeeding are executing based on a combination of focused business models, agile operational competency, and strong cost discipline, especially around core investment and risk functions. This survey was conducted during a webinar Quantifi hosted, featuring Celent, on ‘Trends Shaping Portfolio and Investment Risk Management’. Over 100 individuals from across the buy-side industry registered for the webinar.  Read More

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March 2019

An Overview of the Cryptoasset Capital Market

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March 18, 2019

Recently there has been substantial growth in cryptoasset marketplaces and product offerings. The marketplace is complex and comprises of the traditional stock market, foreign exchange and the cryptoasset market. This blog post provides details on both crypto-only and fiat-supporting markets. We also explore trading venues, such as centralised and decentralised exchanges and the over-the-counter (OTC) markets. Read More

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February 2019

What are the Main Challenges Facing Commodity Trading Firms?

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February 7, 2019

Avadhut Naik, Head of Solutions, Quantifi, talks to Commodities People about the major challenges faced by commodity trading firms and how to mitigate and manage these issues. Commodity trading firms have to be prepared to respond quickly, while still planning for the future. They also need to balance the need for increased efficiency with the risk of excessive cost cutting. Quantifi is built on the latest technology and is designed to help our clients improve their risk management capabilities, enhance operational efficiencies and reduce costs.

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January 2019

Understanding the Basics of the Cryptoasset Market

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January 25, 2019

The technological advancements  behind cryptoassets have come a long way and have the potential to disrupt the financial system as we know it. This global phenomenon is creating confusion on multiple levels i.e. how individual cryptoassets differ from one another and the role of the major participants in the cryptoasset ecosystem. With the buzz around bitcoin, altcoins, cryptocurrencies and tokens, a whole new financial ecosystem has been created. This blogs looks at the taxonomy of cryptoassets, market participants and the current capital market landscape. Read More

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What are the Latest Technology Trends in Financial Markets?

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January 5, 2019

Technology is transforming the financial service industry. New, disruptive technology including AI, Big Data, Cloud, Microservices, Modern CPUs, In-Memory Computing, Lambda Architectures, and Blockchain have the potential to radically change how firms operate. Quantifi is on the forefront of these changes and our advanced architecture and significant investment in R&D provides our clients with the latest innovations and a significant competitive advantage. Read More

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