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NEX Optimisation's triCalculate adds KVA analytics for pricing derivatives trades

First Published 16th November 2017

London, New York, Singapore - NEX Optimisation, which helps clients reduce complexity and optimise resources across the transaction lifecycle, has introduced capital valuation adjustment (KVA) analytics to its triCalculate XVA (Valuation Adjustment) service. KVA calculations determine the lifetime costs of capital as part of the pricing of an OTC derivative.

Pricing trades correctly is critical to ensuring accurate credit risk, counterparty exposure and funding management. When pricing a trade, market participants need to ensure that enough profit is generated upfront to cover the lifetime regulatory capital costs incurred by the trading operation. The required amount of upfront profit is KVA, which is calculated in triCalculate through the generation of expected capital profiles. The KVA service helps firms understand the capital costs an OTC trade consumes over the portfolio lifetime.

Clients use triCalculate to generate independent trade and netting set level XVA calculations as well as risk sensitivities. They can access the platform to assess the KVA implications of a trade before execution without delaying trading activity. The launch of this service follows the addition of margin valuation adjustment analytics to the service in May 2017, ensuring triCalculate remains at the forefront of XVA analytics.