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Posted: 2016-10-12 01:38
Hey guys

I was wondering if anybody tried some pricing/risk libraries as I am trying to get up and running a pricing hedging system for exotic options and structured products.
I am looking at open source maygard, opengamma and quantlib (this one not sure).
Focus is commodities.

I need to link it to matlab which is the main engine used, but that should not be a problem with a bit of man hours. Make it work I am not sure though....

Any opinions? There is an old thread on this topic but I thought to start fresh as things might have changed.


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Posted: 2016-10-14 22:17
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Posted: 2016-10-15 13:10
When I last looked at OpenGamma - there was a lot I liked - but for structured products and on commodities (and more on the energy, power and gas as opposed to oil / softs etc) - it wasn't great. Lack of understanding of the structure of some of these products. Was a few years ago though...


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Posted: 2016-10-16 11:49
if you are on buy side, I guess your main problem is not the library but the market data.
you have consensus such as Totem (don't know if they're still in biz) but you have to contribute usually.

some providers offer "bundles": you pay for final pricing they take care of lib/data.
we used Pricing partners, and Reech/Sungard.
I also know one Tier 1 bank on EQD that gives to sales an access to Reech in order to challenge known-to-be-honest traders on secondary prices.

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Posted: 2016-10-17 19:02
@HitmanH Thanks for this, I heard opengamma is now better but it is not free anymore, they have a simpler library open on github but it is not quite like the flagship one.
I think I am gonna have to write some code (and do some research too) as on soft commodities there is not a lot of free stuff.
I am looking at Maygard and quantlib as an alternative right now, to be seen if there is anything meaningful.

@ComteZero thanks for the hints I will keep them in mind
For market data I was thinking of using futures and futures options, since I do not need to price anything too far ahead on the curve I was thinking that would suffice, all contracts have futures as underlying.

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