Valuation adjustments (XVA)

WHAT IS THIS? The XVAs are a family of adjustments that can be made to the price of a derivatives trade, reflecting counterparty risk (CVA), own-default risk (DVA), funding (FVA), capital (KVA) and margin (MVA). Their theoretical roots and practical implementation are still debated, but pragmatism also matters: banks that ignore XVAs are at risk of mispricing a trade; banks that include them are at risk of never winning a trade.

RFR valuation challenges

A new system of interest rate benchmarks for all major currencies is emerging. These new benchmarks will replace interbank funding rates with risk-free rates (RFR). This article by LPA focuses on valuation challenges during the transitional period to new…

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