Post-crisis reform has caused upheaval, but gave recent years a sense of direction; in 2016, that was missing
Many smaller dealers thought to be out of step with market practice and new capital rules
But scale of challenge becomes clear in early tussles between dealers and clients
Committee discussed axing standardised and basic approaches in recent months, sources say – but ruled out both
Most local banks not passing on capital charge to clients, say traders
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The papers in this issue focus on modeling dependence via copulas and on identifying independent risk factors for better portfolio risk attribution. An extension of a classical portfolio selection problem and an approach to compare mutual funds are also...
The author of this paper presents a general and path-consistent wrong-way risk (WWR) model that does not require simulation of credit and market variables simultaneously.
Debt subordination behind spread widening from January; CVA desks may need to adjust hedge ratios
When the Basel Committee completed FRTB in January 2016, the hard work began for the banks
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Some banks are expressing netting uncertainty as a fair value adjustment to CVA
This paper presents a simple model for joint defaults and shows how it can be applied to pricing and risk-managing instruments that are sensitive to credit correlation.
Trading book regime may force use of more expensive and time-consuming ways of computing risk sensitivities
Benefits of initial margin also overstated, new research finds
Optimisation method offers quicker and more focused way of making XVA calculations
Dealers are adjusting CVA prices, depending on their view of the legal netting opinion
Banks are turning their attention to calculating a new derivatives valuation adjustment