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The theoretical foundations of XVAs

Bloomberg analyses the theoretical basis of XVAs, focusing on the works and findings of its head of quantitative XVA analytics, Mats Kjaer, who emphasises the role of the capital valuation adjustment as a major driver of derivatives trading profitability…

Opening the buy-side liquidity pool

Vikash Rughani, business manager at triReduce and triBalance, outlines a new approach enabling buy- and sell-side participants to optimise the transition of legacy Libor over-the-counter swaps contracts to alternative reference rates

The digitisation of legal negotiations and data

In partnership with Risk.net, specialists from AcadiaSoft, Linklaters, and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association weighed in on the digitisation of derivatives documentation for a virtual roundtable discussion. Recent innovations, aimed at…

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…

Best CVA practices in Japan

At a recent roundtable in Tokyo, banks and regulators discussed progress on credit valuation adjustment (CVA). While, in many respects, the work towards implementing best practices in the country is on track, challenges remain in resourcing and…

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

Realising opportunities while managing conduct risk

As efforts to transition from Libor to risk-free rates ramp up, Maria Blanco and Nassim Daneshzadeh, partners in PwC’s US and UK financial services practices, discuss two critical and interconnected strategies that are front and centre for PwC clients

ESG investing: It’s not just great to be good

Investing according to environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria can be done in various ways, with continuing development of filters and ways of analysing companies. As the market in ESG indexes and investments linked to sustainability matures,…

Looking forward to backward‑looking rates

Interbank offered rates are critical in the world of contracts and derivatives, acting as reference rates in millions of financial contracts and with a total market exposure in the hundreds of trillions of dollars. Bloomberg explores why offering…

Evaluating the impact of Libor fallback

The planned discontinuation of Libor and other interbank offer rates (Ibors) in 2022 will affect a large number of existing financial contracts based on these benchmarks. According to some estimates, Libor-based contracts – such as interest rate swaps,…

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