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Callable Swaps, Snowballs, and Videogames: Wilmott Magazine Article
Claudio Albanese 771 Views

Although economically more meaningful than the alternatives, short rate models have been dismissed for financial engineering applications in favor of market models as the latter are more flexible and best suited to cluster computing implementations.

In this paper, we argue that the paradigm shift toward GPU architectures currently taking place in the high performance computing world can potentially change the situation and tilt the balance back in favor of a new generation of short rate models.


The Dynamics of Financial Markets - Mandelbrot's Multifractal Cascades and Beyond: Wilmott Magazine Article
Lisa Borland, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Jean-François Muzy & Gilles Zumbach 4231 Views

We discuss how multiplicative cascades and related multifractal ideas might be relevant to model the main statistical features of financial time series, in particular the intermittent, long-memory nature of the volatility. We describe in details the Bacry-Muzy-Delour multifractal random walk. We point out some inadequacies of the current models, in particular concerning time reversal symmetry, and propose an alternative family of multi-timescale models, intermediate between GARCH models and multifractal models, that seem quite promising.

Liquidity Management & Optimisation 2015 - 24 September 2015 - Central London, UK
Liquidity Management & Optimisation 2015
24 September 2015 - Central London, UK

With the finalisation of the LCR in October, the market place is taking stock of the new liquidity environment and market place. The 2015 Liquidity Management & Optimisation event is structured to give a comprehensive overview of liquidity regulations and developments into 2016 post-LCR, direct from a range of Bank speakers.

Some of the key sessions at Liquidity Management & Optimisation:

    PRA Update: Finalised Liquidity and Risk Supervision Rules and Guidance
    Intraday: Expectations for the EBA?s 2016 Paper and How to Manage the SREP and BCBS248 Requirements
    Panel session: Optimising the Balance Sheet in the New Liquidity Environment
    Minimizing Liquidity Consumption through the Dynamic Management of Asset Correlations
    New Approaches to Liquidity Stress Testing


Expert speakers you can hear from include:

Colin Johnson, SANTANDER
Karin Boonlertvanich, KASIKORNBANK
Alistair McLeod, BARCLAYS CAPITAL
Stephan Lenz, ZÜRCHER KANTONALBANK
Chris Blake, HSBC

Learn more, view the latest agenda and register today at http://www.infoline.org.uk/FKM63259WML - quote VIP code FKM63259WML to save 15%on registration courtesy of Wilmott.
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