Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)
Introduce an accurate, efficient solution for CVA reporting, needed to meet Basel III requirements
- Reliable, accurate CVA reports
- Trusted provider offering outsourcing
F3 CVA Service
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG) is a bank holding and financial services company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. MUFG is Japan's largest financial group and the world's second largest bank holding company. MUFG Bank (Europe) N.V. (“MBE”) is MUFG’s commercial banking business in continental Europe.
A need to comply with Basel III requirements prompted MBE to seek out a solution for credit valuation adjustment (CVA) reporting. CVA is an adjustment to the value of a financial contract to account for counterparty credit risk. The bank needed to calculate CVA for the various counterparties they trade with.
Initially MBE had intended to produce the reports themselves, however they soon realized they did not have the time or technical resources needed to do this internally. Therefore, the bank required a CVA provider that not only provided the right technology, but also a complete service for handling the regulatory reporting process from beginning to end.
MBE desired a CVA solution that required no local installation of hardware, and they preferred to work with a partner having a trusted reputation in the industry. Already a satisfied client using FINCAD’s Insight solution, the natural choice was to examine FINCAD’s CVA service offering. The bank found the solution met their requirements and were happy that they could outsource CVA reporting to FINCAD’s Professional Services team.
FINCAD provides accurate CVA reporting via its F3 valuation and risk solution. With F3, CVA is computed on a near real-time basis and is aligned with regulatory standards. Clients have the option to either manage CVA internally, or outsource the process to FINCAD.
“We find FINCAD solutions to be easy-to-use and extremely reliable. Additionally, the support team provides knowledgeable answers and quick service which makes a big difference to us. These factors had a large impact on our decision to go ahead with FINCAD’s CVA service offering,” said Ronald Hart, Associate Director, Treasury Division, MUFG Bank (Europe) N.V.
MBE relies on FINCAD for accurate and efficient CVA calculation and reporting on a book of interest rate swaps, basis swaps, and cross currency swaps, in addition to approximately 2200 FX forward contracts. This covers a total of 55 counterparties.
On a quarterly basis the bank provides FINCAD with relevant market data, which is incorporated into the CVA model. FINCAD staff then work through the model, and generate the appropriate regulatory report. The report shows the credit risk that MBE has against each of their counterparties, helping the bank decide on pricing and capital in order to meet Basel III requirements.
“Working with FINCAD to help us with CVA reporting has been a strategic and highly beneficial decision. The process of submitting our data, and receiving back the reports we need to meet regulatory demands, has been seamless,” commented Hart. “The alternative of manually calculating CVA or using Excel would not have been realistic for us. Using FINCAD for this purpose gives us significant more time for work that drives our business forward.”
“We find FINCAD solutions to be easy-to-use and extremely reliable. Additionally, the support team provides knowledgeable answers and quick service which makes a big difference to us. These factors had a large impact on our decision to go ahead with FINCAD’s CVA service offering.”
- Ronald Hart, Associate Director, Treasury Division, MUFG Bank (Europe) N.V.