Making Strides in Counterparty Credit Risk
Financial institutions are making substantial progress in improving their Counterparty Credit Risk management practices. This is in response to changes in accounting rules and new prudential and market regulations, which have tightened substantially following the financial crisis. Collectively, these changes are having a deep impact on the market and the way firms price and manage the risk associated with derivatives.

Hosted by EY and Quantifi, this seminar in London covered a range of counterparty risk related topics including new accounting standards, development of OIS discounting, regulatory change and technology best practices.

Agenda

  • New accounting standards, and trends in accounting for CVA, DVA and FVA
  • Developments in OIS discounting and collateral management
  • Impact of regulatory changes around counterparty credit risk and CVA
  • Counterparty Risk Technology: best practices and implementation challenges

Speakers

  • Dmitry Pugachevsky, Director of Research, Quantifi (Moderator)
  • Frank de Jonghe, Partner, Head of Quantitative Advisory Services, EMEIA, EY
  • Tanveer Bhatti, MD, Head of Valuation Control and Analytics, Citi
  • Duncan Richford, co-Head CVA/ Head Capital Optimisation in Markets, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

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