Calculating CVA Capital Charges – Basel III
The global financial crisis brought counterparty credit risk and CVA very much into the spotlight, this webinar explores the capital charges under the two regimes, the capital relief that can be achieved and the potential to reduce the capital charges via eligible hedges.


  • Dmitry Pugachevsky, Director of Research, Quantifi


  • Basel III
  • Credit Valuation Adjustment Risk Capital Charge (CVA VaR)
  • Standardized CVA Formula / Advanced CVA Formula
  • Comparison of Different Approaches for a Simple Case
  • Credit Hedges for Basel III CVA Capital Charges
  • Comparison of Credit Hedges for a Real Portfolio



A First View on the New CVA Risk Capital Charge

In July 2015, the Basel Committee of Banking Supervision (BCBS) published a consultative paper on credit valuation adjustment (CVA) risk to improve the current regulatory framework. In February 2016, first improvements of this framework have been introduced within the QIS instructions for the QIS based on December 2015 results.


Comparing Alternate Methods for Calculating CVA Capital Charges Under Basel III

The global financial crisis brought counterparty credit risk and CVA very much into the spotlight. The Basel III proposals, first published in December 2009, introduced changes to the Basel II rules that reflected the need for a new capital charge against the volatility of CVA.


CVA, DVA and Bank Earnings

Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) is the amount subtracted from the mark-to-market (MTM) value of derivative positions to account for the expected loss due to counterparty defaults. CVA is easy to understand in the context of a loan – it is the loan principal, minus anticipated recovery, multiplied by the counterparty’s default probability over the term of the loan. For derivatives, the loan amount is the net MTM value of derivative positions with that counterparty.

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