Insights

Insights from Interns

Our most recent interns, Nicholas and Timur, both joined us from Imperial College London where they are going into the third year of their Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering degrees, respectively. They spent 11 weeks working with TS Imagine’s Professional Services team in London this summer under the supervision of myself and Simarjit Johal (Regional Team Lead).

February 2, 2023

A New Market Reality: Lessons from a Defining Year in a Turbulent Decade 

Future historians will come to see 2022 as a year of extremes and one of the most consequential years for markets in a turbulent decade. Trading desks working across asset classes and around the world have been put to the test, navigating what would once have been described as once-in-a-generation market events. 

December 9, 2022

The Dollar Milkshake Theory – Stress Testing the Potential Impact of a Sovereign Debt and Currency Crisis

Stress Tests play an important role in improving financial stability by enhancing market discipline and transparency.  Here we consider the third example of these stresses based on current market conditions and show how the risk factors can be generated along with their relevant shock examples.

November 28, 2022

Europe, Russia & Energy – Simulating the Market Impact of Price Caps and the Cost of War

Since the start of the war in Ukraine, Western nations have imposed sanctions on many Russian individuals, businesses and state-run enterprises. Stress Tests play an important role in improving financial stability by enhancing market discipline and transparency. 

November 21, 2022

Fire & Ice – Simulating Midterm Market Scenarios

Stress Tests play an important role in improving financial stability by enhancing market discipline and transparency. Clients leverage TS Imagine’s flexible and powerful risk engine to stress test a variety of specific scenarios.    With Americans set to commence voting early next week, markets around the globe are watching carefully. Will the midterms disrupt the Democratic legislative agenda or tip in their favor?  We ran two scenarios through our stress-testing engine, gaming the potential market impacts. Please note that these are hypothetical shocks and are not a prediction of any forthcoming events.   

November 7, 2022

Fixed-Income Road Rumblings

Fixed income traders around the world are tied to their desks, as economic storm clouds gather and volatility persists. Yet, despite desks focussing on navigating tumultuous markets, the fixed income industry has been gathering at conferences around the world to discuss the future of bond trading.

October 26, 2022

E-Trading and Bond Market Turbulence

New lows in financial markets, a third pandemic winter on the horizon, signs of a waning economy, an increasingly hostile geopolitical climate, and a pullback in Wall Street spend. For traders, conditions are not getting any easier, any time soon. 

October 3, 2022

Fixed Income Innovation – More Fixes, Less Fixed

There is disproportionate spending on legacy tech from the past and cutting-edge tech that might deliver an ROI in the future. The right technology partner can offer fixed income trading desks the opportunity to improve liquidity and access more venues, trading protocols, analytics, automation, productivity and intelligence.

September 14, 2022
Fixed Income Trading

A New Era for Fixed Income Trading

Fixed income veterans are all too familiar with the workflow and until recently, the vast majority of bond trades (other than for U.S. Treasuries) were traded over the phone. Although stock markets hadlong since moved away from open-outcry to electronic trading, bond traders often still rely on manual practices and phone calls to locate liquidity, interact with broker/dealers, and agree on quantities and prices to execute trades.

August 2, 2022

Enriching the HVaR Calculation:
Predicting the Past:

HVaR, By Dr Lance Smith, Chief Strategy Officer, TS Imagine Historical VaR (HVaR) has become a standard measurement of risk, in which a current portfolio is subjected to the market conditions of a prior day and the resulting P&L is recorded. Read entire article here.

June 30, 2022