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FINCAD 2022 Women in Finance Scholarship: Now Accepting Applications
We have officially kicked off the FINCAD 2022 Women in Finance Scholarship! Qualified women who are pursuing a postgraduate degree in Finance are encouraged to apply on the FINCAD website for this exciting opportunity. FINCAD, the Capital Markets Group of Zafin, remains committed to supporting emerging female leaders in Finance. Our annual scholarship award recognizes talented young women aspiring
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Why OTC Collateral Needs to Adjust for SOFR Discounting in 2020
Why OTC Collateral Needs to Adjust for SOFR Discounting in 2020
Some big changes are on the horizon for 2020. CME and LCH have both announced plans to change the USD discount rate by shifting their price alignment interest (PAI) to SOFR in October. Unfortunately, many remain unaware that this transition will have immediate impact on the value of OTC Libor swaps. So, what will the CME/LCH changes mean for those affected? For any open positions on CME or LCH
January 7, 2020
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Celebrating a Season of Giving
Well, here we are! 2019 is drawing to a close and the offices at FINCAD are abuzz with holiday cheer. Many of us are getting ready to sign off for Christmas break and enjoy some quality time with our families and friends. With this being a season of giving, I’d like to talk about why I am proud to work for a company that values giving back. Our culture at FINCAD is one that embraces opportunities
December 18, 2019
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Industry Events take on the Technology Impact of the Libor Replacement
As the 2021 deadline approaches, the financial sector is abuzz with preparing for the end of Libor. Certainly, there are a myriad of business, operational and IT considerations that firms must tackle in order to ready themselves for the transition to new risk-free rates (RFR’s). Recently I had the pleasure of participating on the panels for two London-based events focused on Libor replacement. The
December 11, 2019
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Is MBS Investing Picking up Steam?
Is MBS Investing Picking up Steam?
Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) are increasingly falling into favor with today’s investors. The appeal with this structured credit product is that it offers a potentially better payoff than vanilla instruments. However, the flip side is there may be greater risk involved. Thus, in terms of investing, one needs to evaluate the risk/reward profile and determine if MBS is a good fit for their firm’s
November 21, 2019
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The Uncertain Fate of Libor and Non-Linear Derivatives
In the financial sector, swift progress is being made to prepare for Libor’s end. Global regulators are publishing timelines that are quickly advancing us towards a transition to alternative rates like SOFR, SONIA and €STR. It is clear that rapid progress has been made for linear products like futures, swaps, bonds, and loans. But there are still a myriad of challenges that must be addressed for
November 14, 2019
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