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).
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.
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.
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.
Historical VaR (HVaR) has become a standard measurement of risk. Many firms now require a full twelve years of prices (plus data from further back such as the Great Recession of 2008–2009). However, this requirement introduces a conundrum: what do we do when a company has not been around for a full twelve years?
TS Imagine is proud to announce that we have been ranked no 1 in the Technology and Techniques category by Chartis Research in the Chartis RiskTech Buyside 50 report.
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.
HVaR assumes that present market dynamics are captured in past behavior so what should we do when the world changes? Since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, commodity markets have entered new trading patterns and Lance Smith, TS Imagine Chief Strategy Officer explains some of the tools that can be used to help HVaR without disturbing other risk factors.
In this blog post, we share insight into the basic requirements, key challenges, our approach for a smooth transition from IBORs to ARRs and an outlook for what’s next in the multi-year journey to move away from IBORs.
ED&F Man Capital Markets replaces legacy systems with TS Imagine’s fully-hosted, SaaS solution for high-volume, real-time analytics on cross-asset exchange and OTC trading.
When analysing performance, measuring a portfolio’s actual return answers the “what” and “when” questions –– it tells us what return the portfolio delivered over a specified period of time. While that information is obviously important, the goal of a performance attribution analysis is to go beyond “what” and “when” to explain “how” and “why”.
Managing the risks inherent in their positions, including holding sufficient margin, is absolutely essential for prime brokers. The key question is whether or not they are measuring risks and managing margin effectively and proactively.
This summary is based on research conducted between February and March 2021 with 20 banks looking at current trends and priorities for Prime Brokers in the Margin, Collateral and Data areas.
Zeal Asset Management selects TS Imagine for real-time portfolio and risk management for quantitative investment strategy
TS Imagine, a leader in trading, portfolio and risk management solutions for capital markets, has been selected by Zeal Asset Management, as the platform to run their quantitative investment strategy.
Offering valuable insight into the priorities and challenges facing prime brokers, broker dealers and clearers, this report is a summary of the discussion during the Margin, Collateral and Data Round Table, sponsored by TS Imagine on Thursday 25th March 2021.
If a firm does not have all of its positions modeled on the same risk platform, it cannot know its total risk. But strong tools and practices can help sell-side and buy-side firms alike to avoid creating dangerous conditions.
A start-up hedge fund in Hong Kong with a highly respected management team and extensive trading experience gains real-time portfolio and risk capabilities, wide coverage, and simplified client reporting with the TS Imagine platform.
Broker-dealers understand the importance of producing accurate margin calculations for their clients’ accounts, but they need to know more than just how much margin each client must post; they need to know why the margin system came up with a given result.
Family office in Dubai gains operational efficiencies and greater flexibility with a consolidated platform for reporting, investment management and Investment Book of Record.
TS Imagine wins five awards and is voted by the market as the leading system for risk management, portfolio management and widest product range.
Those responsible for maintaining a margin system often feel that they are drowning in data management issues. In part two of this series we discuss ways to make margin calculations far more efficient and meet the firm’s need for answers in real-time.