Cutting Edge introduction: the DVA debate

The DVA debate


Bank third-quarter reports are reigniting debate about credit value adjustment (CVA) and its flipside, debit value adjustment (DVA). Many commentators were aghast that banks announced profits due to the widening of their own credit spreads – starting with UBS, where a Sfr1.8 billion DVA gain nearly cancelled out the Sfr1.9 billion it lost in an alleged rogue trading incident.

Then followed the US banks – which are required to report as profits or losses their CVA and DVA on instruments that are

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