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LFIS Capital (LFIS) is a leading Paris-based quantitative asset manager. Launched in 2013, LFIS has $11 billion of assets under management for a global client base. LFIS combines investment banking and asset management expertise to deliver innovative cross-asset, cross-instrument alternative, multi-asset and dedicated funds and solutions. LFIS wanted to continue expanding its diversified credit strategy and required a new front-to-back analytics and portfolio management solution able to support this initiative and successfully navigate complex credit markets.
New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF) is the sovereign wealth fund of NZ. Its purpose is to help pre-fund the future pension/superannuation liabilities of an increasingly aging NZ population. NZSF wanted a single view of risk across multiple public and private asset classes and was looking for a solution with proven credit and liquidity risk management functionality. With Quantifi, NZSF has strengthened its risk management across risk disciplines and improved operational efficiency.
As a new fund, the client was looking for a technology partner who understood the specific challenges they are faced with and can scale as the fund grows. Given the need for strong risk control capabilities the client was looking for a solution that would allow their traders and portfolio managers to analyse risk at deal and aggregated portfolio level. The risk function required the ability to generate sensitivities, stress tests and scenario analysis for the portfolio, along with the required management and investor reports.
Piraeus has played a pivotal role in supporting the recovery of the Greek economy and restoring trust in Greek banks. To keep pace with market conditions and ensure compliance with stringent regulation, Piraeus recognised the need to adapt their risk analytics infrastructure to enhance interoperability with other core systems and align front, middle and back office functions. Senior management also wanted to improve risk control, reduce operational inefficiencies and optimise total cost of risk by streamlining processes, IT and operating models.
Given current market practices around counterparty risk regulation, xVA management, funding and accounting, Helaba, one of the leading German banks, decided it needed to enhance its counterparty risk infrastructure for their OTC derivatives business. To support this initiative the bank wanted to pair their existing risk and core trading infrastructure with a modern, enterprise-wide XVA solution. The ability for senior management to get a comprehensive view of the bank's counterparty risk was one of the key priorities.
To remain ahead of market developments and regulatory requirements including EMIR and IFRS13 (CVA), AFD looked to complement their existing infrastructure with a single front-to-risk solution that combined high-performance technology with best-of-breed functionality. Limited by their incumbent systems, AFD required a core trading and portfolio management solution (PMS) that could provide a single view of risk, consistent analytics, and calculations to support central clearing.
Regulatory changes have led to number of implications for banks and financial intermediaries. There are strategic implications that can, however, bring business opportunities and competitive advantages to firms that are well prepared. Despite various exemptions due to its public mandate, OeKB has also been impacted with these regulatory changes. Having reviewed their existing risk infrastructure, OeKB decided that to support future business demands, they would need to replace their front-to-middle office platform with a next generation solution.
Global commodity trading firms must manage an array of counterparty risks. Historically, firms have relied on multiple tools for counterparty credit risk management, including excel spreadsheets for exposure calculations and reporting and email to communicate credit decisions. To further enhance its counterparty risk management capabilities, Bunge’s credit risk group began an initiative to implement an enterprise-wide approach to credit risk management.
One of the largest asset and wealth managers in the world was looking for a single front-to-administrator solution for trading and risk management to address growth, market changes, and regulatory requirements including MiFID, EMIR, and Dodd-Frank for one of its premier funds. After a 5 month review of alternative internal and external solutions, Quantifi proved to be the clear leader, as it offered all the functionality best matching the client’s stringent requirements.
This global financial institution wanted to gain a better understanding of the mechanics of CVA pricing, especially on transactions involving multiple currencies. The firm’s widening credit spread dramatically increased CVA charges levied by dealers. Therefore the client wanted more transparency and a second opinion on these CVA charges. Quantifi generated a matrix of CVA prices and then analysed the differences between its results and the dealer quotes to help the client better understand the pricing dynamics.