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The Derivatives Market ‘X Factor’
Much ink has been spilled over the sunsetting of the London interbank offered rate (LIBOR) and its replacement (in U.S. dollars) by the Secured Overnight Funding Rate (SOFR). In this Treasury & Risk article, we address some of the big unknowns in the transition from LIBOR to SOFR. Download
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The Benefits of Building on Bought Services
The Benefits of Building on Bought Services
It’s a common conundrum. Tech leaders at financial organizations often grapple with the decision of whether to build trading and risk systems in-house, or turn to vendors with off-the-shelf products that meet their requirements. Traditionally, tier one sell-side institutions–the ones with access to the largest IT budgets–have opted to build technology internally to maintain full control over their
May 4, 2016
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FINCAD Names Parisa Golbayani Recipient of 2016 Women in Finance Scholarship
FINCAD Names Parisa Golbayani Recipient of 2016 Women in Finance Scholarship
FINCAD named Parisa Golbayani the recipient of its 2016 Women in Finance Scholarship. Golbayani will receive $10,000 to apply towards pursuing her PhD in Financial Engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology. FINCAD's annual scholarship program is aimed at encouraging and supporting exceptional women in finance, particularly in the areas of derivatives and financial risk management. This
April 7, 2016
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Are Your Holiday Calendars Costing You Money?
Are Your Holiday Calendars Costing You Money?
As a buy- or sell-side firm, you may not be thinking about some of the more detailed aspects of managing your investment portfolio, like for example, how your trade calendar and particularly holidays are treated in your analytics system. But the truth is that getting holiday conventions right is crucially important to helping you accurately price trades. Glen Goodvin, PhD, Senior Quantitative
March 30, 2016
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Global Netting Requires Global Hedging
Global Netting Requires Global Hedging
Although more institutional investors benefit from netting their collateral obligations, many have not updated their hedging strategies to reflect their firm’s global approach to collateral. James Gavin, Senior Derivatives Analyst at FINCAD discusses how the standard risk-neutral valuation approach to pricing derivatives is changing slightly as an increasing number of firms start to include
March 18, 2016
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Inching Our Way to a Level Derivatives Playing Field
Inching Our Way to a Level Derivatives Playing Field
On February 10, European Commissioner (EC) Jonathan Hill and US Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad, announced a common approach regarding the requirements of central clearing counterparties (CCPs). This marks an important step towards the overall harmonization of the cleared derivatives markets. Russell Goyder, PhD, Director of Quantitative R&D discusses how
March 11, 2016
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