Calculating MVA under ISDA SIMM™

We describe how to calculate Margin Valuation Adjustments under ISDA SIMM™. This is a simple four step process starting with Risk Projection and IM calculation. And concluding with present valuing the margin costs. We then compare the MVA adjustments for both cleared and uncleared swaps. What is a Margin Valuation Adjustment (MVA)? As Amir stated back […]

Sizing the Margin Buffer for Cleared Swaps

Daily Variation Margin flows between Clearing Houses and Clearing Members and between Clearing Members and their Clients are sizeable e.g. we know from LCH SwapClear’s CPMI-IOSCO Disclosures that the highest VM paid on a single day by all members to the CCP was $16 billion! As Clearing Houses make intra-day margin calls, Clearing members generally maintain […]