|Pricing Partners latest research work explained on the eve of the G20 Summit - Mar 09|
Pricing Partners latest research work explained on the eve of the G20 Summit
Paris - London - Pricing Partners presented their latest work on the impact of stochastic interest rates in local volatility jump diffusion models at the World Business Strategies (WBS) conference covering developments in the interest rate products market. In these times of financial crisis, this work is particularly relevant as volatility reached record levels. Precise quantification of market risk has become more than ever a priority. This work resulted from collaboration between E. Benhamou, A. Gruz, and A. Rivoira of Misys. The work was presented by Eric Benhamou, CEO of Pricing Partners.
The regular World Business Strategies (WBS) event is a major one in the financial markets, especially in the quantitative community often called the "quants" world. The conference lasted over 3 days in London on the eve of the G20 summit on global finance. The latest developments on interest rate modelling, interest rate exotic and hybrid products were presented. In the 2009 edition, highly reputable market professionals such as Ricardo Rebonato (Global Head of Market Risk and Quantitative Research at Royal Bank of Scotland), Pat Hagan (Head of Quantitative Analytics at JP Morgan, famous for his stochastic volatility SABR model), Jochen Theis (Head of Quantitative Risk Management at Merrill Lynch), Claudio Albanese (Independent Consultant), Lane P Hughston (Professor of Financial Mathematics at Imperial College London), Roger Lord (Quantitative Analyst at Rabobank) and Sandine Ungari (Quantitative Strategy at Societe Generale) presented works of particular importance. For Pricing Partners, it was a great opportunity to present their most recent work.
Neil Fowler, Managing Director of World Business Strategies, said: "We welcome Pricing Partners to our WBS conference. The event is intended to be a forum of research for the most promising work, and we are happy to hear the latest advances from Pricing Partners.”
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