Price a Vanilla Cap or Floor

In Fairways Debt, before booking a transaction, you can first price and simulate their schedules.

Caps and floors provide guarantees to the issuer of a floating rate that the coupon payment each period will be no higher or lower than a certain amount.

The coupon rate will be capped or floored at the strike rate.

Each payment date, the cap or floor pays the difference, if positive, between the floating rate and the cap or floor rate, multiplied by the notional amount of the principal or by value, divided by the annual payment frequency.

A cap or floor actually consists of a series of options, also known as caplets or floorlets. Each caplet or floorlet successively ensures the buyer protection for a single payment period.

 

Prerequisites

 

Navigate to the Pricer Application
  1. Log in to your Fairways Debt account, e.g. https://login.financeactive.eu.
  2. Select a customer account.
  3. Navigate to Applications > Pricer.

 

Price a Vanilla Cap or Floor
  1. Click Vanilla Cap/Floor.
  2. Complete the form with all relevant details.

Note: Fields marked with an asterisk * are mandatory.

Field

Description

Market Date

Date on which the option is priced.

Nominal

Notional to invest in the option, and the currency of the option and the underlying.

Note: The reference interest rate (IBOR) is selected according to that currency.

Start Date

Unadjusted start date of the first caplet or floorlet.

End Date

Unadjusted end date of the transaction.

Amortization

Notional or nominal depreciation over the life of the option.

Note: Extra fields may display beside depending on the selected mode.

Rate

Note: This field only displays for the progressive amortization mode.

Progressivity rate.

Frequency

Note: This field only displays for the straight line, progressive and custom amortization modes.

Amortization frequency.

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Field

Description

Option

Transaction type.

Strike

Interest rate level at which the caplet or floorlet is active, in percentage.

Frequency

Frequency of the interests perceived or paid. This frequency determines the tenor of the index (3 months, 6 months, etc.).

Day Count

Computes the day fraction of an interest accrual period.

Fixing Type

  • In Advance: The reference fixing is the one at the start of the interest rate period.
  • In Arrears: The reference fixing is the one at the end of the period.

Fixing Offset

Number of days to move from the fixing type selected, can be earlier or later, e.g.:

  • -2 for 2 days earlier
  • 2 for 2 days later

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Field

Description

Roll Convention

Note: The field value displays depending on the selected end date and stub.

Date rolling convention.

Stub

Defines whether the last period should be a short or long stub when it does not match the selected frequency.

Calendar

Calendars with banking days and holidays of a specific city work with adjustments to provide an accurate schedule.

Payment Date Adjustment

Adjustment mode for the payment date.

First Regular Start Date

Note: This field only displays for the mixed stub.

Start date of the stub.

Last Regular Start Date

Note: This field only displays for the mixed stub.

End date of the stub.

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  1. Click Apply.

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The pricing results display.

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Amortization

Mode

Description

Bullet

No depreciation during the lifetime of the transaction. Cumulative depreciations are counted at the end of the transaction term.

Linear

Constant depreciation.

Progressive

The rate is progressive.

Custom

Different values apply to each amortization.

Custom Amortization
  1. Click Edit.

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  1. Double-click the relevant payback amount fields and enter their amounts.
  2. Click Save.

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