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    October 27, 2014 - Mark Beeston has been named as Chairman of the OpenGamma Board of Directors. OpenGamma also appointed Cristobal Conde, former CEO of SunGard.

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Comparing SIMM vs. CCP margin delivers unexpected results

On 9th June, it became clear that the European Union would delay the implementation of the mandatory bilateral margin. See for example the Risk article or the Bloomberg article. But for the rest of the world, the 1 September 2016 date is still a major deadline.

25% increase in cleared swaps initial margin in the 5 days since Brexit

On Tuesday, 28th June, I posted a blog post about the impact of Brexit on OTC swaps cleared margin.

We anticipated that the impact of Brexit would progressively increase in magnitude over the subsequent days.

This post shows results from the period from 23rd to 29th June, and shows how the impact has now hit 25% for long-dated swaps change over this period. The analysis assumes the same 30Y GBP swap position as the previous post.

Research papers

  • Estimation of Future Initial Margins in a Multi-Curve Interest Rate Framework

    We propose tractable stochastic models for the dynamical estimation of initial margins. We determine initial margins at future points in time by computing a risk measure of the modelled price increment over a margin period of risk. As an example, we produce the initial margin process for interest rate swap clearing where we assume that the swap price process is driven by a two-factor multi-curve interest rate model that exhibits flexibility and good tractability.

  • Forward IM for CCP's

    The objective of Forward Initial Margin calculations is to provide clearing members with an indication of the risk and funding costs associated with cleared trades. The requirement for Forward IM is driven by the realisation that Initial Margin needs to be funded for the entire life of the trade and that, by nature, the Initial Margin calculations account for risk offsets with trades of different maturities that will roll off the portfolio. In this paper, we describe how forward IM for CCP's can be estimated and give examples with different approaches to the forward, and different CCPs.