Investing in operational readiness to optimise FRTB capital
A forum of industry experts discusses the implementation of FRTB, the burden of investment into data and infrastructure for FRTB compliance, the considerations for banks in using the standardised approach (SA) and the internal model approach (IMA)
Fragmented rules muddy Asian FRTB implementation
Banks and vendors warn risk factor data may not be usable across different jurisdictions
RBI’s VAR gauges hit new record
Banking and trading book risk rose in Q3 amid shifts in risk factor mix
How does the pandemic change operational risk? Evidence from textual risk disclosures in financial reports
The authors investigate changes in operational risk profiles of the financial industry following the Covid-19 pandemic.
The evolution of Intesa Sanpaolo’s credit portfolio management practice
In this podcast, Zoi Fletcher speaks to Elisabetta Bernardini and Biagio Giacalone about the new approaches Intesa Sanpaolo has developed to credit portfolio management.
Independent component analysis is proposed as an alternative to principal component analysis
How to build a risk factor model for non-life insurance risk
In this paper the authors present a dependence model for non-life insurance risk based on risk factors, analogous to those generally used for life insurance or asset risk.
Nonlinear risk decomposition for any type of fund
A risk decomposition by fund manager, factor or instrument is proposed
A quant’s view on protecting stock-pickers from themselves
Ex-Citadel, Millennium risk manager says fundamental investors have much still to improve
Building forward-looking scenarios: why you’re doing it wrong
Rick Bookstaber and colleagues describe a process for constructing effective scenarios
How algos are helping inflation-wary investors
Buy-siders look to machine learning for clues on the effect of rising prices on portfolios
Deep XVAs and the promise of super-fast pricing
Intelligent robots can value complex derivatives in minutes rather than hours
Goldman inks modelling, data tie-up with MSCI
Move to cross-sell risk analytics could herald further content deals for bank’s Marquee platform, says sales chief
Solving final value problems with deep learning
Pricing vanilla and exotic options with a deep learning approach for PDEs
Approaching the endgame – What’s left for completing Libor transition?
Philip Whitehurst, head of service development, rates at LCH, discusses the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s 2020 Ibor fallbacks protocol, its relevance for cleared swaps, remaining transition steps and major developments to look out for…
Indexed for growth – The democratisation of thematic indexes
Simon Karaban, head of index services at Singapore Exchange, talks about environmental, social and governance indexes and how the emergence of exchange-traded funds and wealth platforms is democratising thematic indexes, making them more accessible to…
Covid scenarios, pt II: apocalypse how?
Second crowdsourced scenario exercise reveals polarised views in equities and FX
EBA relaxes modellability hurdles for market risk capital
Flexibility granted for assessing NMRFs on options, but constraints remain on committed quotes
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
Competitive differentiation – Reaping the benefits of XVA centralisation
A forum of industry leaders discusses the latest developments in XVA and the strategic, operational and technological challenges of derivatives valuation in today’s environment, including the key considerations for banks looking to move to a standardised…
FRTB costs force banks to weigh IMA desk by desk
Risk USA: Some desks “may not be able to pass these more rigorous standards”, says Morgan Stanley FRTB lead
FVA – Time to go asymmetric?
Despite being introduced over six years ago, there is still no market consensus on how to calculate funding valuation adjustments. One point of contention is whether to use the same funding curve for borrowing and lending (symmetric funding) or to use…
2022 – A market risk odyssey
Though January’s final version of FRTB offered no great surprises to those who have followed the regulation since its inception, banks now have a greater idea of what is required of them. Bloomberg explores the importance for banks to have FRTB…