Navigating Solution Strategies and Technology Decisions
The strategic importance of value adjustments (XVA) and counterparty credit risk (CCR) management continues to be in the forefront of capital markets firms during volatile trading and uncertain financial conditions. Several themes are playing out in the XVA management space, intertwined with a convergence dynamic across adjacent trading, risk, and collateral management solution domains.
Pertaining to the management of valuation adjustments, more often than not, financial institutions, insurers and other derivatives market participants are faced with a complex set of business model, operating model and technology options in their change journey. Decisions are multifaceted and in many instances, will require trade-offs and organizational clarity across trading, risk, treasury, finance and collateral management functions. From business and technology perspectives, firms must look to consider different factors and enablers in order to achieve the right results in XVA management change programmes. Firms will need to carefully weigh the benefits and trade-offs between an "all-in-one" solution from a single vendor and more federated, best-of-breed approaches from multiple vendors – and the degree to which they meet a firm’s requirements.