Liquidity in the Time of COVID

6 Pages Posted: 6 May 2021

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Claudio Albanese

Global Valuation

Stefano Iabichino

JP Morgan

Paolo Mammola

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Date Written: May 29, 2020


While the 2008 shifted the attention from individual trades to netting-set counterparty risk, the evolving 2020 storyline is driven by liquidity risk at the funding-set level. The COVID turmoil brings General Wrong Way Risk (GWWR) to the fore while the impending IBOR transition amplifies portfolio-wide liquidity risk by nominally decoupling fixing rates from funding costs. This confluence of circumstances reopens the never quite abated debate on the “black art of FVA”.

Keywords: FVA, liquidity risk, funding risk

JEL Classification: G13. G01, G24

Suggested Citation

Albanese, Claudio and Iabichino, Stefano and Mammola, Paolo, Liquidity in the Time of COVID (May 29, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

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JP Morgan ( email )

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Paolo Mammola

Citigroup Global Markets Limited ( email )

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