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Derivatives Technology as a Matter of Survival

11th December 2017 Editor 0

How can banks survive the upcoming years? The traditional business model no longer works because: 1. Low/negative interest rates: Interest rates in many major currencies (euros, CHF, JPY in particular) are low or even negative. […]

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Opscore Web Service

27th November 2017 Editor 0

Two decades in the market have seen ITO33 firmly establish itself as the solution provider of choice for convertible bond specialists. This gold standard is delivered via Opscore, the firm’s front-office solution for pricing, hedging, […]

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American π: Piece of Cake?

13th November 2017 Editor 0

An American option can be exercised by its holder at any time he wishes, not just at the expiration date. Textbooks tell you that pricing it in the context of the binomial model is a […]

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Quantifying Model Risk: Wilmott Magazine Article

24th September 2017 admin 0

Issues and approaches to measure and assess model risk when building quant models. With model failures leading to some high-profile financial accidents in the past few years, there has been a renewed emphasis to systematically […]

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Gambler’s Ruin: Wilmott Magazine Article

22nd September 2017 admin 0

Ruination leads to enlightenment; tough, but true – Aaron Brown The term “gambler’s ruin” is used fora number of statistical ideas whose common denominator is predicting the eventual outcome of a series of repeated bets. […]

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Volatility: Time and Black–Scholes–Merton

23rd April 2017 Editor 0

The formalism of Black–Scholes–Merton knows of no such thing as the past or the future. When it models the stochastic process of the underlying asset price as Brownian motion and symbolizes its volatility by σ, […]

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Automatic Differentiation for the Greeks

16th April 2017 Editor 0

The sensitivities of the value of an option to the model parameters, a.k.a. “the Greeks,” are crucial to understanding the risk of an option position, as well as tasks such as model calibration. Outside a […]

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Product Risk Classification

9th April 2017 Editor 0

What is the PRC? The product risk classification (PRC) is a risk indicator that is based on quantitative models. It allows us to compare the financial risk of investment products of different kinds and asset […]

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