Whitepapers

As a recognised thought leader, Quantifi regularly publishes whitepaper and articles that offer valuable insight and sharing of best practices on key topics related to capital markets

 

February 2016

A First View on the New CVA Risk Capital Charge

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by Quantifi & d-fine

The recently published consultative document ‘Review of the Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA) risk framework’ by the Basel lll Committee introduces new approaches for the calculation of regulatory capital. This white paper explores the effect of two of the new regulatory methods introduced in the consultative paper.

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January 2016

Sell-Side Risk Management, Chartis RiskTech Quadrant®

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by Chartis Research

Risk management systems for sell-side institutions cover a range of capabilities across different categories of risk such as liquidity risk, market risk, credit risk and operational risk. They are required to support a broad range of asset classes, as well as a variety of risk analytics including both pre-deal and post-trade analytics. Sell-side risk management involves front, middle and back office operations. In this report Chartis covers the leading technology providers capable of addressing essential aspects of the emerging demand for sell-side risk management and focuses on the key capabilities and strengths of Quantifi as a provider of sell-side risk management solutions.

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Buy-Side System Requirements

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by Avadhut Naik (Quantifi) and Sol Steinberg (OTC Partners)

The financial markets have undergone dramatic change. While some of this is down to natural evolution, much of the change can be directly attributed to new rules introduced in the wake of the 2007 crisis. The combination of the Dodd-Frank Act, EMIR, MiFID ll and Basel lll signify the biggest regulatory change in decades. These reforms have triggered major change in how financial products are traded, settled, collateralized and reported, resulting in deep ongoing structural changes to the markets.

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IFRS13: The Implications for Hedge Accounting

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by Dmitry Pugachevsky, Rohan Douglas (Quantifi) and 
Searle Silverman, Philip Van den Berg (Deloitte)

With the introduction of the new accounting standard, IFRS 13, the requirement to calculate complex variables, such as CVA and DVA has renewed emphasis. IFRS 13 has significant implications for all entities, including corporates and those in the financial services sector that hold derivatives, which are measured at fair value. CVA and DVA also result in additional challenges when performing hedge effectiveness testing under IAS 39.  This whitepapers examines these challenges and also the different approached for testing hedge effectiveness.

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IFRS13 - Accounting for CVA and DVA

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by Dmitry Pugachevsky, Rohan Douglas (Quantifi) and Roman Bedau (Deloitte)

According to IFRS 13, model-based fair value measurements have to take into account all risk factors that market participants would consider, including credit risk. In order to reflect the credit risk of the counterparty in an OTC-derivative transaction, an adjustment of its valuation has to be made. Therefore, depending on the type of derivative, not only does the market value of the counterparty’s credit risk (CVA) need to be taken into account, but also the company’s own credit risk (debit valuation adjustment - DVA) has to be considered in order to calculate the correct fair value. This whitepaper explores the different Fair Value Adjustments and valuation techniques under IFRS 13.

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Should Banks Charge for FVA?

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by Dmitry Pugachevsky, Quantifi

Interest on the topic of Funding Valuation Adjustment (FVA) was renewed, particularly in light of the JPMorgan’s Q4 2013 earnings report on January 14th 2014, which for the first time included FVA. This whitepaper focusses on the investor presentation delivered by JPMs Chief Financial Officer, Marianne Lake on JPMorgan adopting FVA. 

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Buy-Side Risk Analytics, Chartis RiskTech Quadrant®

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by Chartis Research

Buy-side firms are witnessing a rapidly changing operating environment. They need not only to comply with the regulations, but also to adapt to a new marketplace. The new goal is a performance-oriented trade and risk management execution strategy for asset allocation with a strong focus on stress-testing and scenario analysis. For buy-side risk management solutions, this means the focus has to be redefined with the priority to enable firms to follow high standards on corporate governance. This report by Chartis Research covers the competitive landscape for buy-side risk analytics. Chartis believes Quantifi to be one of the leading vendors in this space.

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