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Murex’s FRTB Solution

Support standard approach (SA) and internal model approach (IMA) both models fully supported, with a multi-jurisdiction framework designed to simplify IMA approval and preconfigured regulatory set-up for SA compliance, reducing complexity

High performance: ‘‘never twice’’ intelligent calculation engine combined with in-memory aggregation, improves performance standards and reduces your hardware footprint

Comprehensive coverage: covers the full FRTB calculation chain, down to final capital charge, across all asset classes

Powerful risk architecture: integrates with your existing technology infrastructure

Operational efficiency: Optimized time-to-fix by recomputing only what is impacted by the change

FRTB solution

Significant impact
FRTB implementation has significant impact on the way banks understand and manage their capital requirements, driving a change in operations, standards, references, data integration and risk management. FRTB directly impacts a bank’s profitability and efficiency and, as a result, how trading desks are managed.

MX.3 for FRTB
Part of Murex’s risk and regulatory suite, MX.3 for FRTB is the result of a significant investment in developing best-in-class technology and features for financial institutions, underpinned by 30 years of experience managing the complexity of capital markets. It aligns your risk and trading analytics and instruments to meet the demands of FRTB.

MX.3 for FRTB is available as a stand-alone solution or as part of MX.3 Enterprise Market Risk Platform, whose flexibility can be leveraged for other regulatory requirements such as CVA capital charge, SA-CCR, or SIMM margining.

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High-performance technology

Align risk and trading analytics

Stand-alone solution or integrated with the flexibility of MX.3 ERM and Trading solutions

Award-winning market risk solution

SA and IMA

MX.3 for FRTB is a packaged solution that supports multi-jurisdiction and calculates capital charges for both the SA and IMA. It gives a consistent view of risk across the trading book, facilitating regulatory compliance and enabling improved decision-making across trading desks. The solution can be deployed for SA-only compliance, or a combination of SA and IMA compliance depending on the business profile.

For SA
Murex offers a comprehensive SA package that covers the calculation complexity of required curvature and sensitivities across all trading positions, from vanilla to highly exotic instruments. Its aggregation layer covers all FRTB bucketing and netting rules, specifically sensitivities-based method (SBM), default risk charge (DRC) and residual risk add-on (RRAO). A powerful FRTB SA dashboard delivers a real-time, transparent audit trail to analyze capital calculations (e.g., final capital charge, marginal metrics and intermediate SB and KB) and report to national and regional regulators quickly and easily. Murex is a licensed vendor for ISDA Standardized Approach benchmarking.

MX.3 for FRTB is designed as a prepackaged solution for rapid deployment. It provides the best level of user experience and evolves with revisions in line with regulatory updates.

Murex’s IMA solution ensures the end-to-end calculation of capital requirements. This high-performance solution is designed to simplify regulatory approval, leveraging depth and consistency from Murex’s expertise in trading and risk analytics. Existing Murex clients also benefit from integrated front office and risk analytics inherent in the single platform.

With full representation of FRTB risk factors, core features include the calculation of expected shortfall with required liquidity horizon adjustments, a reduced set of risk factors for ES scaling, and the instruments to conduct stress-testing of non-modellable risk factors. The solution leverages a comprehensive P&L attribution tool to enable users to perform both backtesting and PL Attribution tests between the Hypothetical P&L (HPL) and the Risk Theoretical P&L (RTPL). Additionally, clients can also leverage our historical scenario generation and proxy management for a wide range of risk factors and complexity.

MX.3 for FRTB also extends to cover IMA-DRC from Monte Carlo scenario generation, through the jump to default evaluation to the 99.9 percent VAR calculation.

User experience

Designed to optimize the user experience for traders, risk managers, finance and IT professionals, Murex’s FRTB solution contains user-friendly interfaces and content, and high-level operability.

  • Clear, intuitive and easy-to-use
  • FRTB graphs
  • 'What -if scenarios' for capital optimization
  • Surgical capital calculation reruns for parts of the trading book
  • Dynamic and reactive dashboards that feature full drill-down by desk, risk factor, liquidity horizon and more
User Experience


Achieving the high-level of granularity and complexity in analytics required by FRTB doesn’t have to come at the cost of performance or increased hardware. Murex’s technology stack uses CPU / GPU grids combined with an intelligent ‘‘never twice’’ calculation engine and in-memory aggregation to deliver one of the most high-performing solutions for SA and IMA compliance on the market for financial institutions. This drives real-time results, reduces a client’s overall hardware footprint and controls total cost of ownership.

275,000 trades in 32 minutes

For a cross-asset portfolio containing 275k trades, the FRTB graph engine calculated the corresponding

72 expected shortfalls

on 80 cores

in only 32 minutes

FX 55%
IRD 20%
Bonds 10%
Equity 15%
Options: 10% (27k) spread over FX and Equity


MX.3 for FRTB easily adapts to fit with the technology infrastructure of a financial institution, with an advanced framework for importing and aggregating positions, sensitivities (e.g., Taylor expansion or standard methods) or P&L vectors across the enterprise.

The solution architecture is designed to ease the retrieval of positions from multiple source systems based on a client’s own formats. It enables fast incremental risk calculations with powerful position synchronization and automation capabilities. Imports are more easily controlled and managed by an exception-based reporting dashboard, which provides users with global status across all source systems.


Over 30 years’ capital markets experience
30+ years’ experience across FO and risk, means Murex has the expertise to deliver your organization’s FRTB project. The team understands the significant organizational challenges posed:

  • Optimizing from monthly to daily reporting
  • Understanding and managing large volumes of data
  • Potentially transferring regulatory reporting from finance to risk
  • Implementing optimized architecture to ensure system performance and operability

Your partner for compliance
Murex offers a partnership approach, enabling you to benefit from tested methods and experience on FRTB projects:

  • Murex is already helping clients start the process of implementing their FRTB technology solution; it’s ready
  • The team has extensive experience working on FRTB QIS and POCs with clients
  • Successful history of advanced and fully-documented POCs
  • Proven ability and the resources to deliver FRTB projects globally

Murex’s advanced solution will help you meet the requirements of FRTB, optimize your technology and capital resources and control the cost of implementation. Be ready to meet the regulatory deadline and take the best route to FRTB compliance with Murex.

Get in touch with our FRTB team

Murex’s dedicated team is here to help with your FRTB solution enquiries and support you in meeting the regulatory deadline. Call your regional office or, if you prefer to be contacted, complete the form and one of the team will get in touch.

+ 33 1 4405 3200

+1 212 381 4300

Asia Pacific
+ 65 6216 02 88

Find out more about how Murex can be your technology partner for the future with MX.3, the leading agile technology platform for the capital markets.

About Murex

For more than 30 years, Murex has provided enterprise-wide, cross-asset financial technology solutions to capital markets players. Its cross-function platform, MX.3, supports trading, treasury, risk and post-trade operations, enabling clients to better meet regulatory requirements, manage enterprise-wide risk, and control IT costs. With more than 57,000 daily users in more than 60 countries, Murex has clients across the financial services industry, from banking and asset management to energy and commodities. Murex is an independent company with over 2,500 employees across 19 locations. Murex is committed to providing cutting-edge technology, superior customer service and unique product innovation. MX.3 is specifically designed and engineered to meet the multifaceted challenges of a transforming financial industry. To find out more, visit