NumeriX, the independent leader in multi-asset class pricing and risk analytics, today announced the release of first commercially available fast and robust stochastic volatility Libor Market Model (LMM). The NumeriX Fixed Income (FI) Model can now price the most complex financial products using the latest advances in interest rate modeling, making it the largest, deepest, and most flexible choice of calibration approaches in the industry across both single and multifactor interest models. The new stochastic volatility Libor Market Model also takes advantage of the latest user-friendly upgrades in NumeriX v6 with its uniform functional interface including an intuitive wizard, market data adaptors, structuring wizard and solution builder for rapid structuring, testing, and deployment of new and existing structures.
âMarket Models are being adopted in other asset classes such as credit, inflation and cross currency modeling attesting to the methodologyâs acceptance as the standard in the financial industry as a key decision support tool in interest rate modeling; especially for structured fixed income notes. The fact that NumeriX 6 supports such a fast, robust and flexible implementation of this model makes NumeriX FI stand head and shoulders above any other analytics package in the industry,â said Steve OâHanlon, President and COO at NumeriX in New York. âThis new, flexible tool enables players in the fixed income market to easily calibrate to the volatility surface as part of their analytics arsenal, which makes it indispensable.â
âNumeriX FI is the only commercially available robust and fast implementation of this methodology,â adds Alexander Antonov, SVP Quantitative Research at NumeriX in Paris.
The NumeriX suite of Libor Market Model for FI provides the following options to the end user:
â¢ Several distinct flavors including the original BGM formulation all the way to a shifted LMM flavor with Stochastic Volatility that follows CIR process with time-dependent volatility-of-volatility;
â¢ A large and flexible set of calibration options from a user-defined set to an arbitrary set of swaptions/caplets/caps and correlations between arbitrary rates, such as CMS; and
â¢ The ability for users to define and price an arbitrary instrument payoff.
âGiven the complexity of instruments we are seeing in the market whether â it is CMS or Libor linked structures or hybrid products â having a fast and robust multi-factor model that can calibrate the observed skew in the market is a requirement. Through NumeriX, all market participants now have access to just such a model,â says Meng Lu, VP of analytics at NumeriX. âWhen it comes to having the most advanced models for all asset classes, NumeriX is the great enabler in the industry.â
âNow even the smallest shops have access to the latest state of the art model for fixed income products thus eliminating any modeling barriers to entry in the most complex products where the rewards are usually the greatest,â adds Lu.