In mountaineering terminology, a false summit is what appears to be the pinnacle of the mountain; upon reaching it, the real summit turns out to be lost in the clouds.
Derivatives pricing experts know the feeling well. Having scaled the bafflingly sheer faces presented by other swaps pricing add-ons, they are now staring up at arguably the most challenging of them all – margin valuation adjustment (MVA).
"MVA is the new guy everyone is worried about," says Jerome De Vasconcelos, head of credit v
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