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benchMark – Long Dated Repo Pricing Validation Tool




Using enhanced data analytics to deliver
data that drives efficiencies.

Our client, a European investment bank, faced regulatory and internal audit pressure to validate their pricing of illiquid long dated repo transactions.

Industry: Investment Banking


Critical Data Issues

The Investment Bank's risk management function was concerned that the long dated credit repo market suffered from a number of data issues that made validation of mark to market levels challenging.

Lack of Standard Market Curves

Long dated repos are less liquid = lack of observable market levels.

Lack of Third Party Data Sources

Limited pricing information from publicly available sources.

Multiple Pricing Drivers

Pricing of long-dated repo transactions is nuanced given the scarcity of observable market activity.

High Cost & Long Lead Time

Our client had reviewed several proposed vendor solutions, including complex multi-factor model development, that were consistently expensive and with long lead times.

Data Solution

Execution of the benchMark Solution

We used the benchMark validation engine, to assess the internal consistency of the repo marks by identifying benchmark trades and measuring the divergence of internal marks from these benchmark trades.

Easy Identification

benchMark allowed easy identification of internal marks that diverged significantly from benchmark trades and provided summary statistics of the amount of divergence.

Comparative Pricing Metrics

The benchMark solution leveraged our client’s internal historical trading and pricing time-series to provide comparative pricing metrics.

Trades Insights

Users, via an intuitive GUI, could change the criteria of the benchmark trades and the aggregation level of the summary statistics.

Rapid deployment of the benchMark solution, delivering immediate value.

Meeting Regulatory Requirements

Calimere Point's solution satisfied regulatory and internal audit requirements.

Lead by Data Experts

Our blend of market and data experience allowed us to rapidly deliver an effective, cost effective solution.

The data based approach gave risk managers the information to appropriately challenge traders’ internal marks.

Related Data Solutions

Calimere Point have helped our clients gain value from the data revolution.

Peter Griffiths

Co-Founder & CEO
Peter is the co-founder and CEO of Calimere Point and has been with the firm since its inception in 2009. Prior to founding Calimere Point he spent the first 15 years of his career in Investment Banking, working within trading, structuring and risk management disciplines across a number of asset classes. Peter has a Masters in Finance from London Business School, a BSc in Economics and Finance from Oxford Brookes University and is a qualified accountant (CIMA qualification).

Dominique Nelson-Esch

Chief Marketing Officer

Dominique is a multi-disciplinary visual designer, communications and brand strategist, with a two-decade journey in collaborating with startups and SMEs. Her portfolio includes consulting for over 100 businesses globally, where she managed branding, design, and digital communications.

Dominique’s extensive background in financial services equips her with a nuanced understanding of our industry landscape, including 14 years in financial services, holding key roles such as Head of Portfolio Risk Audit and Niche Portfolio Management for major Insurers.

In her current role as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Calimere Point, Dominique focuses on strategically positioning and promoting the firm. Her goal is to enhance brand awareness and establish market leadership through innovative marketing strategies that highlight Calimere Point’s expertise in delivering impactful data-driven solutions.