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Preparing for Risk-Based Margining of Non-Cleared Derivatives
When new recommendations on non-cleared derivatives were finalized by BCBS/IOSCO in September 2013, it was the next step in years of efforts on how to protect the financial system from the derivatives-borne systemic risk coming from bilaterally traded derivatives. As these recommendations become rules in various jurisdictions, financial market participants must evaluate how to best implement them.
This report focuses on strategies and preparations for risk-based margining and collateral management in the non-cleared derivatives arena. Initial margin (IM) in particular will change meaningfully as regulators shift to a "defaulter pays" model. The credit exposure that was embedded in bilateral derivatives, and especially those historically without IM requirements, will require a new operationalization of more risk-sensitive collateral management. Variation Margin (VM) siloing by asset class and its inherent complications should also be considered. Banks and investors need to understand what the changes are, if and when those changes impact them, and what choices they need to make as a result.
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Download the Intedelta Murex CVA White Paper
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“CVA and Counterparty Risk Management: a survey of management, measurement and systems”.
Regulatory pressures force pace of change in counterparty risk/CVA management but wide variation in practices remain
The paper presents the results of a survey that looks to establish the management processes, measurement and systems that banks use to control counterparty risk paying particular focus on two important metrics in counterparty risk: Potential Future Exposure (PFE) and Credit Valuation Adjustment (CVA). 19 banks participated in the survey from a broad spread of geographies and sizes, ranging from some of the largest investment banks to small regional players.
Key points from the survey:
- The unclear/evolving regulatory landscape is the biggest challenge cited by banks in implementing their counterparty risk/CVA platforms. Data issues were the second biggest challenge
- The new standardised approach for measuring counterparty risk recently issued by the BIS will force banks off more simplistic measures of regulatory capital measurement and may prompt more banks to move directly to the Internal Model Method
- Half of surveyed banks have already established a CVA desk. Majority of remainder have plans to do so
- Just under half of surveyed banks carry out some form of CVA hedging. The absence of liquid Credit Default Swaps for many counterparties prevents more extensive use of hedging
- Advances in counterparty risk/CVA require major investment in systems platforms. Despite the synergies between CVA and counterparty exposure only 17% of banks use the same platform. We expect this to increase over time
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ISLA 2014, 17-19 June - Berlin Germany
Murex will be exhibiting at ISLA 2014 23th Securities Finance and Collateral Management Conference, will be held from 17 to 19 June at the Ritz Carlton in Berlin, Germany. The conference will focus on the key issues facing the securities finance participant chain, and engage over 600 markets experts in panel discussions and debates to understand the challenges and opportunities of the changing market and regulatory environment. .
MUREX STAND #4
Enterprise Collateral Management 2014, 24-25 June - London-United Kingdom
Murex is proud to participate to the upcoming Enterprise Collateral Management 2014
taking place on 24-25 June at the America Square Conference Centre, in London, United Kingdom. The conference will be bringing together the treasury, front, middle and back office from financial institutions to source enterprise wide solutions for optimizing collateral.
On June 25th, at 11.50 am, Eoin Ó Ceallacháin, Murex, Product Manager - Collateral Management & Margining Solutions, will participate to the panel discussion: ‘Technology Presentation: Streamlining Your Collateral Management Inventory To Achieve An Enterprise View Of Your Assets’.
MUREX STAND #6
Murex | Vendor of choice 2013: Global Risk Technology Rankings & Asia Risk Technology Rankings
Murex | Leading provider of Enterprise Risk Management Solutions in Banking Technology’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2013
Murex recognized as a leading provider of Enterprise Risk Management Solutions in Banking Technology’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2013
Paris, France, Nov. 26, 2013 – Murex, the leading provider of cross-asset trading, risk management and processing solutions, is pleased to announce it has been voted winner of the Best Risk Management Product category in the 2013 Banking Technology Readers’ Choice Awards