The rise of KVA: how 10 banks are pricing the capital crunch

As more banks start pricing capital costs – or KVA – into their derivatives trades, questions are multiplying. In the first survey of its kind, global and regional banks give their answers

KVA: banks are divided on details of new pricing adjustment

It is difficult or impossible to hedge, threatens losses for the industry in the multiple billions of dollars, and could force banks to rethink some of their businesses – these are some of the key findings from Risk's survey on capital valuation adjustment (KVA), a new component of trade pricing that reflects growing capital costs.


The respondents are split on many of the 23 questions in the survey, but there is agreement that if banks were to

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