Valuation of Credit Risk

Fair Valuation Of Derivatives and Inclusion of Credit Risk Spread | Shasat

In the current dynamic market environment, the methodology for valuing derivatives has significantly evolved, becoming more complex. Guided by FAS 157 / IFRS 13, fair value measurements are required to reflect the assumptions of market participants, incorporating considerations such as counterparty credit risk into derivative valuations. These accounting standards insist that the valuation of liabilities must account for non-performance risk, including an entity’s own credit risk, detailed in IFRS 7 Financial Instruments: Disclosures. Thus, IFRS 13 mandates the inclusion of credit risk in fair value assessments, necessitating adjustments like debit valuation adjustment (DVA) or credit valuation adjustment (CVA).

The conversation around valuation adjustments has expanded well beyond CVA and DVA, embracing Funding Value Adjustments (FVA), XVA, and introducing Capital Valuation Adjustments (KVA) and Margin Valuation Adjustments (MVA) among others. These Valuation Adjustments (VAs) are pivotal, reshaping not only how derivatives are valued but also impacting financial reporting, profitability, and risk management practices comprehensively.

Our valuation experts at the Valuation Desk are at the forefront of these developments, mastering the diverse methodologies for calculating CVA, DVA, FVA, XVA, KVA, and MVA. We partner with a broad spectrum of corporates, treasuries, and financial institutions, equipping our clients with the expertise and insights needed to adeptly navigate the complexities of modern derivatives valuation.


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