Trading strategy

Time to act – Smart transitions to UMR compliance

Firms face many challenges as deadlines loom for phases five and six of the uncleared margin rules (UMR), including getting their average aggregate notional amount calculations right to determine which phase they are in. With only three months to prepare…

What’s so special about time series momentum?

We find that the buy-and-hold (B&H) strategy for the S&P 500 index (^GSPC) for January 1950–April 2019 had a significantly higher return than that produced by time series momentum (TSM). However, TSM was superior in terms of the Sharpe ratio due to its…

Optimal dynamic strategies on Gaussian returns

It is hoped that this paper will form a foundational approach to the study of dynamic strategies and how to optimize them. We make efforts to understand their properties without claiming to understand why they work (ie, why there are stable…

Delivering certainty in uncertain times

TriOptima explains how it combines the reduction of gross notional exposure and the conversion of net risk exposure to deliver outsized results, partnering its portfolio compression network with core net ICE Libor over-the-counter swap portfolios

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

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