Author Archives: Franck Albert

About Franck Albert

X-Pont (1994 promotion), Franck Albert is a former exotic options trader for HSBC in Paris and BNP Paribas in London. From January 2009 to April 2016, he has been head of the quantitative fixed income risk team at BNP Paribas London, before joining CRZ Pricing as co-founder.

CRZ Pricer Release 21.1.0

By | 20 July 2021

Common [New] In all Market Data Analysis views, added the ability to view the relevant market data [Bug] UCITS leverage is now always positive if there is no delta adjustment for options [Bug] Contribution Feed Sources GUI was corrupted IR/FX [New] Added support of onshore markets for IR & FX products IR [New] Bloomberg tickers… Read More »

CRZ Pricer Release 21.0.12

By | 8 June 2021

Common [New] It is now possible to open automatically Outlook when sending log/debug session to support [Bug] In Historical Var view, marginal allocation of the volatility measure was wrong FX/EQ/CO [New] HJM Model now supports Autodiff when used with local volatility models making sensitivities faster to compute and more stable [New] Vanilla Options now support… Read More »

CRZ Pricer Release 21.0.11

By | 24 May 2021

Common [New] For non-linear portfolio measures such as hVaR or IM, extended the stand-alone measure by adding a measures granularity that defines at which level calculation or done. If output granularity is finer, a marginal allocation is performed. [New] In portfolio view, added a generic viewer of scenario differences [New] Change Expiry scenario is now… Read More »

CRZ Pricer Release 21.0.10

By | 4 May 2021

Common [New] Pricing Params for Monte Carlo, HJM Model and XVA are now market data and can have different values depending on deal/netting set. Market Data also allow historization and scenarios. [New] In Historical Var view, added the ability to choose a granularity of the volatility measure different from the output granularity. [New] Improved the… Read More »

CRZ Pricer Release 21.0.7

By | 22 March 2021

Common [New] IM hVaR Risk Explained view now takes the latest improvements on LCH SwapClear and Eurex OTCClear IM calculations [New] Added underlying value (e.g., asset forward, swap rate) in the deal pricing measures [New] Added scenarios for Initial Margin liquidity parameters [New] Fine-tuned Historical VaR to better match IM CCP calculations: burn-in period, scenarios… Read More »

CRZ Pricer Release 21.0.5

By | 8 March 2021

IR [New] Added support of Eurex OTC CSV files [Bug] Historical contribution of bond idiosyncratic adjustments from Bloomberg was wrong [Bug] In Risk transformations, forward tenor transformations with IMM tenors could fail in Advanced projection mode EQ/FX/CO [Bug] On Phoenix deals, market data dependencies were incomplete

CRZ Pricer Release 21.0.2

By | 23 February 2021

Common [New] In historical chart, one can now choose the market data set [Bug] Market data from local sets were not displayed in market data explorer [Bug] In Pivot table attached chart, there was an issue when changing chart type (fix required DevExpress upgrade) [Bug] Marginal allocation by Category 1 & 2 was failing IR… Read More »

CRZ Pricer Release 21.0.1

By | 17 February 2021

Common [New] For more transparency, most static data are now visible in Market Data Viewer (e.g., Bond types) [New] Historical contribution of fixings in yield curves now fallbacks to historical fixings if missing in the feed [Bug] Portfolio view Price Details refused to compute greeks considered as not required (e.g., IR Swap gamma) [Bug] In… Read More »

CRZ Pricer Release 20.2.12

By | 9 February 2021

Common [New] Market data in local close sets are now persisted in a local database acting as a cache [New] In SIMM Risk Explained view, it’s now possible to optimise initial margin by rebalancing risk between two counterparties [New] Added support of Leverage portfolio measure with two methods: UCITS and Bond notional equivalent [Bug] Category1… Read More »

CRZ Pricer Release 20.2.10

By | 13 January 2021

Common [New] In market data conventions window, added an instrument details tab [New] Add a deal grouping portfolio view allowing to aggregate deals with similar characteristics. For instance IR swaps differing only in notional amount and fixed rate will be aggregated [New] FpML parsing is now much faster: ~x20, >500 deals parsed /core/second [New] In… Read More »