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SOFR discounting – Analysing the market impact

The switch to secured overnight financing rate (SOFR) discounting brings several complex issues and is impacting market practices. Ping Sun, senior vice‑president of financial engineering at Numerix, discusses the key issues, such as the differences…

Initial margin – A regulatory bottleneck

With the recent announcement of an extended preparation period for those smaller entities needing to post initial margin under the uncleared margin rules, the new timetable could cause a bottleneck for firms busy repapering derivatives contracts linked…

Risk Markets Technology Awards 2020 winners' review

Advances in technology are often a double-edged sword. For banks, the past couple of years have brought tremendous leaps in the ability to capture, manipulate and apply large volumes of data to everyday decisions; but it has been accompanied by a step…

The Fundamentals of market risk rules

With the 2022 Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) deadline looming, banks are fast coming to grips with the amount of work still to be done to achieve a successful implementation

Search for alpha in a volatile world

Alpha generation can be an elusive goal, particularly when trading volatility. Three different approaches to trading volatility were discussed by a panel looking at the role of systematic and carry strategies in finding profit in a high-volatility world

ETF strategies to manage market volatility

Money managers and institutional investors are re-evaluating investment strategies in the face of rapidly shifting market conditions. Consequently, selective genres of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are seeing robust growth in assets. Hong Kong Exchanges…

What gold's rise means for rates, equities

It has been several years since we have seen volatility in gold. An increase in gold volatility can typically be associated with a change in sentiment and investor behavior. The precious metal has surged this year on increased demand for safe haven…

Margin reform – From challenge to opportunity

SmartStream Technologies explores how, as new initial margin regulations from the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organisation of Securities Commissions become a pressing concern for more firms, technology service providers…

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