Trading book risk management: Basel III and beyond

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Take an integrated approach to risk management

IBM analytics solutions help banks manage financial risks in a more integrated way that prepares firms to thrive in a financial crisis and exceed the requirements of emerging financial regulations.

Set the right price for market and credit risk on every trade

Set the right price on every trade

Algorithmics solutions from IBM provide real-time risk results to enable more effective, risk-informed decision making by both middle office risk managers and front office traders.

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Trading book risk management

Solutions for your business

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Right price
for risk

Calculate deal-time exposures, xVA measures and market risk measures.

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Cross-asset risk
models and analytics

Rely on extensive instrument coverage.

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Trusted risk
data architecture

Simplify the data supply chain, lower costs and accelerate time to market.

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Qualify for internal model approval under Basel III and FRTB.


Right price for risk

Under Basel III and FRTB, banks face increased capital and funding costs, which affects how traders make decisions. With IBM, traders can do more business with more accurate pricing of risks.

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Cross-asset risk models and analytics

Algorithmics Integrated Market and Credit Risk includes instrument coverage for more than 20 geographic markets and over 400 financial instruments including fixed income, foreign exchange, equity, credit, energy, commodity and derivatives markets.

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Analytics coverage.

Trusted risk data architecture

The Basel Committee Principles for effective risk data aggregation and risk reporting (BCBS239) is demanding that banks reform their risk data architectures. IBM can help simplify your data supply chain to increase transparency, reduce operational costs and enhance decision making that leads to more profitable outcomes.

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Take risk out of the equation.

Capital optimization

With new capital buffers under Basel III and much higher regulatory capital requirements for the trading book expected under FRTB, there is mounting pressure on the return on equity of banks. IBM solutions can help your bank optimize the cost of capital and achieve a significant reduction in capital under Basel III.

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Case studies

Basin Electric

Societe Generale

Societe Generale moves a real-time pricing solution that helps traders identify risk-reducing trades.

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KeyBank deploys an integrated market and credit risk analytics platform that automatically calculates key risk metrics.

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