Unified Volatility Risk Indicator

Hanweck's Unified Volatility Risk (UVR) Indicator models the market implied default process of single name equities, applying a CEV-based approach calibrated with real-time option analytic and equity data. UVR converges information across the entire structure of a single name option volatility surface into real-time and end-of-day data series. This creates an inherently integrated indicator, sensitive to implied volatility levels, skew, and stock price.

Market participants are already familiar with broader and relatively shorter dated index volatility products that serve as fear or risk indicators. UVR generates comparable insights into single names with model focus on probability of default. 

  • Market data driven insight into factors driving credit spreads.
  • Powerful single-name volatility index and tail-risk indicator. 
  • Applicable at the individual name level or aggregated to sector or index views. 

Forward-looking single name equity risk barometer.