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Considerations when Adding Equity Volatility Instruments to Your Portfolio
Markets across the world were rocked last year by the COVID-19 pandemic. Between February and March of 2020 tumbling equity markets combined with high correlations hit issuers of structured equity products especially hard. In particular, a number of European “Blue Chips” announced freezes or cuts to their dividend payouts as regulators pressured their respective banking sectors into holding
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Learning from the Past, Looking Forward
To say 2020 has been a year like no other is an understatement. This year has tested human resolve on a scale many of us have never seen. The coronavirus has directly and indirectly impacted every human on earth. I wish to extend my heartfelt condolences to those who have lost a friend or family member and strength to those who are fighting it. Despite the strong coronavirus headwinds this year
December 22, 2020
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Libor Transition and Repercussions for USD Interest Rate Models
Several global currencies, including USD, are on track for Libor cessation in the not-so-distant future. As a result, we’re now amid a swift regulatory push to promote alternative benchmarks and simultaneously discourage reliance on the Libor benchmark rate. Impacted firms are also working hard to adjust their processes and technology to adapt to this massive change.
December 10, 2020
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Top Webinar Takeaways: A New Look Inside the Libor Transition
In a recent webinar, FINCAD and TP ICAP brought together their collective experience in helping firms optimally navigate the Libor transition. “A Look Inside the Libor Transition: Combining High Quality Market Data and Powerful Financial Analytics,” featured speakers, Irina Orlova, CFA, Senior Product Manager, Risk at TP ICAP Data Analytics, and Jonathan Rosen, PhD, Product Manager, Quantitative
November 24, 2020
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Managing the ‘Big Bang’ of the SOFR Transition
Last weekend, the clearing houses changed their pricing methodology on $80 trillion in Libor interest-rate swaps by switching to a new benchmark rate, known as the secured overnight financing rate, or SOFR, for the purpose of discounting the cashflows. Previously the Fed Funds rate was used for discounting. The switch, which was referred to in a recent Bloomberg article as a “big bang” is
October 22, 2020
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Making Technology Partnerships Work!
The world is changing fast! It’s becoming easier than ever, at least technologically speaking, to partner with best of breed solution providers to deliver functionality that will delight your clients. From boosting speed to market for feature sets and new products, to meeting immediate client needs, most companies realize they need to work with an ecosystem of trusted providers. And, it can be an
September 28, 2020
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