Gauntlet Risk Parameter Recommendation (6/30/2022)

Gauntlet makes the following recommendations to optimize risk and capital efficiency for Acala and Karura:

Recommendations:

  • We recommend decreasing ACA’s liquidation ratio from 1.8 to 1.75.

  • We recommend decreasing DOT’s liquidation ratio from 1.4 to 1.35.

  • We recommend decreasing DOT’s minimum collateral ratio from 1.8 to 1.7.

  • We recommend decreasing KAR’s liquidation ratio from 1.4 to 1.35.

  • We recommend decreasing KAR’s minimum collateral ratio from 1.7 to 1.6.

  • We recommend increasing KSM’s liquidation ratio from 1.35 to 1.4.

  • We recommend increasing KSM’s minimum collateral ratio from 1.7 to 1.8.

  • We recommend increasing LKSM’s liquidation ratio from 1.75 to 1.8.

  • We recommend increasing LKSM’s minimum collateral ratio from 2.2 to 2.3.

Rationale:

Since our last recommendations, VaR has increased from $478k to $670k. All of the VaR comes from three assets: LDOT, LCDOT, and LKSM. LDOT’s VaR has increased from $66k to $203k. LCDOT’s VaR has increased from $1k to $120k. LKSM’s VaR has decreased from $411k to $348k. The other assets (KSM, KAR, DOT, ACA) all have VaR remaining at $0.

ACA, DOT, and KAR are all relatively safe from a market risk perspective, so can have their liquidation ratios gradually lowered to improve capital efficiency. LKSM and KSM are relatively more risky, so we recommend increasing their liquidation thresholds to reduce insolvency risk. LDOT and LCDOT’s liquidation thresholds are currently at an optimal balance of risk and capital efficiency.

Potential forced liquidations:

Whenever we raise liquidation thresholds, there’s a chance that some users may immediately become liquidatable as a result. As of today, for KSM, the riskiest account has a collateral ratio of 1.39, so would be liquidated by this change at today’s KSM price. That user has borrowed 24.5k aUSD.

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disapprove increasing the liquidation ratios as current ratios seem healthy overall and risk of making holders a target in a significantly illiquid market are heightened. it is a pvp market where whales hunt for targets.

Thanks for you opinion but you reasoning is not enough to support your argument. If you would like to make an alternative suggestion, please provide enough explanation why your suggestion is better and ideally with some stats to back your suggestion.

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Thanks for the suggestion. Here are the onchain motion:
Karura: Gauntlet Risk Parameter Recommendation (6/30/2022)
Acala: Gauntlet Risk Parameter Recommendation (6/30/2022)