A fundamental risk management technique is to measure the P&L impact of changes to market conditions. PHD Options Analytics’ Scenario Analytics content offers you the ability to see how changes in price, volatility and the passage of time will affect individual securities across the complete universe of listed options and futures. The P&L scenarios for each security are delivered in the familiar form of a data feed. The data feed can be easily combined with in-house risk and position management systems thereby protecting sensitive proprietary portfolio information.
Customizable Scenario Definitions
For each scenario, you can specify different market conditions for individual securities in an easy to understand manner.
- Define price and volatility shocks at various levels of granularity – contract, security, risk factor.
- Step forward in time, with user-defined exercise rules.
- Use flexible shock definitions – absolute, percentage, statistical (e.g., standard deviation).
- Sophisticated volatility skew treatment including “sticky strike” and “sticky delta”.
- Modify definitions on the fly for immediate effect.
P & L Vectors
PHD Options Analytics’ Scenario Analytics is a customizable set of individual scenarios combined into a vector of profit-and-loss calculations delivered as a data feed. PHD does the heavy computational processing and presents the analytics in a familiar and easy-to-integrate format – just like any other data feed.
- Scenario definitions within a P&L vector can be independently specified for the most flexibility.
- Customize the number of scenarios, the types of scenarios, as well as the magnitude of the scenarios.
- The Volera compute platform can deliver thousands of customized scenarios for each security in real-time.
Real-time Margin Forecasting
Most exchange portfolio margin calculations are based on scenario analysis techniques – methodologies such as OCC TIMS and CME SPAN® are examples. PHD publishes special-case P&L vectors that conform to many exchange margin methodologies.
- Predict requirements intraday to anticipate potential margin calls later.
- Anticipate broker-specific “house” margin requirements.