PolyPaths Incorporates FHFA's Countercyclical Mortgage Asset Stress Test

PolyPaths has converted FHFA’s stress path scenarios which use monthly state house price appreciation (HPA) into our scenario (.scn) format. Further details on FHFA’s methodology for determining credit risk scenarios for stress-testing mortgage related assets can be located on the FHFA website under Data & Tools.

Please contact us at support@polypaths.com to request HPA scenarios for CMAST.

August Webinars Now Open for Registration

Registration is now available for our August webinars. As with our June and July sessions, these webinars are intended for both new and existing users. The schedule for August is available here. Please contact support@polypaths.com with any questions. In addition, if you have any topics you would like to recommend for a future webinar, we welcome your suggestions!

July Webinars Now Open for Registration

Hot on the heels of our June webinars, we will be continuing our summer webinar series with three additional installments for July. These sessions are intended for both new and existing users. The schedule for July is available here. Please contact support@polypaths.com with any questions. In addition, if you have any topics you would like to recommend for a future webinar, we welcome your suggestions!

PolyPaths BGM Model Research

PolyPaths is pleased to announce that it has recently completed research into several topics related to our BGM interest rate model. In particular, the following papers have been recently completed or updated and are available to customers:

Vote for Future Webinar Topics

Starting in June, PolyPaths initiated weekly 30 minute webinars on various topics. We intend to continue to offer these webinars for the foreseeable future. We would like to offer users the opportunity to vote on future topics of interest. Click here to vote!

Announcing PolyPaths Weekly Webinars

Starting in June, PolyPaths will be hosting weekly 30 minute webinars on various topics, including demos of new features, Q&A sessions on topics of interests, overviews of underutilized features, and both targeted and general training sessions to help new users get up to speed with the system. The schedule for June is available here. Please contact support@polypaths.com with any questions. In addition, if you have any topics you would like to recommend for a future webinar, we welcome your suggestions!

Meet PolyPaths at the MBA Secondary Conference

PolyPaths is thrilled to be attending the 2019 MBA National Secondary Conference in Times Square from May 19 to 22! PolyPaths offers a versatile, easy-to-use, fixed income analytics solution with uncompromising analytical rigor. To learn more about our product, reach out to sales@polypaths.com to schedule a meeting. We’ll be at Booth 408 so please stop by!

Stress Testing

The PolyPaths fixed income platform provides a solution designed with the requirements of modern bank stress testing, including CCAR and DFAST (Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test) supervisory scenarios published by the Federal Reserve. Using the PolyPaths system, market value and risk can be calculated across these or any scenario defined using our flexible framework. Scenarios can be defined based on shifts to many common spreads and term structures used in fixed-income analysis including yield curves, volatility surfaces, current coupon term structures, and pricing spreads (OAS). Calculations and reports can be generated ad-hoc or scheduled using our command-line utility or Enterprise add-on.

Equity Options

PolyPaths now supports Equity Options as of version 7.09. Users may load Equity Options into their portfolio from Bloomberg or by manually modeling them. Risk analysis such as interest rate durations and volatility durations as well as horizon analysis and other stress tests may be performed on Equity Options through PolyPaths. One potential use case for equity derivatives, for instance, may be to hedge a portfolio to improve the risk-return profile.

Generalized Current Coupon Model

New to PolyPaths version 7.09 is a generalized current coupon framework which allows users to integrate many commonly-used current coupon functional forms without the need to program a fully-custom current coupon model. Examples of the features currently supported through this framework include reversion of secondary rates to a long-term spread, dynamic primary-secondary spread functions, and embedded caps and floors on spreads. For more information or to request a demo, please contact us at support@polypaths.com.