Category: RISK MANAGEMENT

Determining Sovereign Credit Risks Using News Articles

Alternative data is becoming increasingly popular in the financial world. While some traditional data sources such as earnings and economic indicators are still relied upon heavily, alternative data is providing new insights that can help investors make better-informed decisions. There are a variety of sources for alternative data, including social …

How Interest Rates Affect Equity Markets?

Interest rates are a determinant factor in the pricing mechanism of public markets.  When interest rates go up, the cost of borrowing increases, and this affects economic activity and company profits. Equity markets are sensitive to changes in interest rates because they affect corporate profitability and the cost of capital. …

Lead-Lag Relationship Between VIX and SPX Futures

The recent market correction has shown, once again, that the financial markets are strongly interconnected. The sell-off in stocks has led to a sharp increase in the credit spreads. The rally in oil price has helped commodity currencies such as the Canadian dollar and Australian dollar appreciate against the US …

Is Gold Still a Good Diversifier?

It’s commonly believed that Gold is a good diversifying asset, and for many years, this was true. Gold is often seen as a safe-haven asset, which means that investors turn to it when they are worried about the stock market. However, Gold has not always been a good investment. In …

Artificial Intelligence for Delta Hedging

Financial risk management is the process of identifying, measuring, and managing financial risks. There are many different types of financial risks, including interest rate risk, credit risk, liquidity risk, market risk, and operational risk. Machine learning and artificial intelligence can be used to identify and measure these risks, as well …

Using Machine Learning to Predict Market Volatility

The unpredictability of the markets is a well-known fact. Despite this, many traders and portfolio managers continue to try to predict market volatility and manage their risks accordingly. Usually, econometric models such as GARCH are used to forecast market volatility. In recent years, machine learning has been shown to be …

How to Determine Credit Risks of a Startup

There is a very interesting discussion on stackexchange on how to determine the credit risks of a startup. What would be the ideal way to develop the IFRS9 ECL model for startup fintech when there is no historical data. There are 2 answers to this question (as of November 2021) …