A Dashboard for Interest Rate Risk

Clarus Microservices make it very easy to create Dashboards Dashboards that perform new risk calculations (not just display old ones) Interest rate risk measures such as DV01 and IR Delta can be calculated Tables, Charts, Panels can be easily created with a single line of Python code Our Browser Sandbox allows you to try yourself Introduction […]

Swaps Data: The Big Get Bigger in Cleared Swaps

My monthly Swaps Review in Risk Magazine looks at global cleared volumes by CCP in 1H 2018 compared to 1H 2017 for: USD IR Swaps, EUR IR Swaps, JPY IR Swaps CDS Index and Single-name, USD and EUR Non-Deliverable Forwards Showing strong growth in all of these, except one. Please click here for free access […]

How Much Data Do We Have?

We saw record cleared volumes in vanilla IRS in June 2018. We take a look at the data behind these records. SDR data covers 60% of cleared volumes in USD swaps. SDR data also covers non-USD swaps and we quantify exactly what proportion of the market it covers. Introduction With MIFID data soon to be […]

FRTB – Basic Approach for CVA

Introduction A core component of managing bilateral exposures is CVA – Credit Valuation Adjustment. The grandfather of all XVAs, it describes the change in exposure we have to a counterparty as a result of changes in both the mark-to-market of a derivative and the change in credit-worthiness of our counterparty. Today, we’ll look at the […]

Creating a Dashboard for Margin Attribution

Clarus Microservices make it very easy to create Dashboards Tables, Charts, Panels are easily created with python scripts A complex portfolio analytic such as Margin Attribution is presented Our Browser Sandbox allows you to try yourself Introduction Generally a firm will have a single margin account at a CCP, as this is most efficient for netting. […]

Margin Requirements for Non-cleared Derivatives

A new study funded by ISDA on Margin Requirements for Non-cleared Derivatives authored by Professor Rama Cont of Imperial College London, was the topic of much comment and debate at the ISDA AGM. It was also covered extensively in the press, see CFTC, Treasury officials boost ISDA push for IM revamp and ISDA faces member backlash […]

You Like the Clarus Blog, But what do we Sell?

Travelling around Asian financial centres, I frequently meet people that read the Clarus Blog and I often get asked “You have great blog articles and free research but what do you sell?”. In my article today, I will answer this question. First, Some Info Our weekly newsletter gets published, rain or shine, every Wednesday at […]

FRTB in Excel

FRTB Calculations directly from Excel. What-If analysis of new trades via quick trade entry. We use the CRIF format to make entry of trade portfolios simple. FREE 14-day trials available here. Background FRTB in Excel from Clarus calculates the capital requirements for your portfolio in Excel. We also check whether risk factors are modellable. The […]

Settle To Market – What You Need To Know about STM

Settle to Market is a recent innovation in derivatives trading. It has helped banks reduce regulatory capital and derivatives exposures. We look at STM in detail and compare it to collateralisation. The CFTC have also issued guidance on the subject. What You Need To Know Settle to Market (STM) treats Variation Margin at CCPs as […]