Webinar: What you need to know about calculating SIMM

Webinar: What you need to know about calculating SIMM
13th May 2019 Marc Henrard

Calculating sensitivities for SIMM is one of the toughest challenges created by uncleared margin rules.

Each counterparty must generate sensitivities for every trade captured, requiring huge amounts of market data, and sensitivities need to be transformed into CRIF format to calculate SIMM.

Initial margin (IM) must also be calculated using a licensed version of ISDA’s SIMM methodology. The calculated IM must be validated with each counterparty’s independently calculated IM on a daily basis.

Add on the need to identify all margin shortfalls (using historical portfolio level P&L analysis) and it’s unsurprising that even the most sophisticated firms are failing to calculate sensitivities correctly.

Our Head of Quantitive Research, Marc Henrard, and our Head of Product Specialists, Veeral Manek, will be hosting a webinar to cover the technicalities of calculating SIMM end-to-end, so you can be confident your methodology is generating accurate figures.

The details:

Location: Online

Date: 23 May 2019

Time: 4PM (BST) / 11AM (EST)

Duration: 1 hour


Why attend:

  • Understand how UMR will impact your firm.
  • Master the key practices for dealing with UMR.
  • Examine the pros and cons of SIMM vs Grid.
  • Learn the details of SIMM methodology: risk factors and classes.
  • Find out how to generate sensitivities properly in CRIF.
  • Learn how market data needs to be calibrated for SIMM sensitivities, specifically for XCCY risk and inflation.
  • Understand the model impact on delta and vega sensitivities.
  • Get your questions answered in a Q&A.