[ARFC] - Chaos Labs Risk Parameter Updates - Aave V3 Ethereum - 2023.05.18

Simple Summary

A proposal to adjust fourteen (14) total risk parameters, including Loan-to-Value, Liquidation Threshold, and Liquidation Bonus, across six (6) Aave V3 Ethereum assets.


Chaos Labs’ Parameter Recommendation Platform runs hundreds of thousands of agent-based off-chain and on-chain simulations to examine how different Aave V3 risk parameters configurations would behave under adverse market conditions - and find the optimal values to maximize protocol borrow usage while minimizing losses from liquidations and bad debt.

Note: As a general guideline, we limit the proposed changes by ±3% for all parameters as a high/low bound for a given proposal. This ensures more controlled changes and allows us to analyze their effect on user behavior before recommending further amendments to the parameters if the optimal configuration is outside this range.

Please find more information on the parameter recommendation methodology here.

You can also view the simulation results and breakdown for the different assets by clicking on them on this page.

The output of our simulations reveals an opportunity to increase LTVs and LTs for WBTC, WETH, WSTETH, LINK, DAI and USDC on V3 Ethereum, resulting in improved capital efficiency of the system, with a negligible effect on the projected VaR (95th percentile of the protocol losses that will be accrued due to bad debt from under-collateralized accounts over 24 hours) and EVaR (Extreme VaR, the 99th percentile of the protocol losses that will be accrued due to bad debt from under-collateralized accounts over 24 hours)

Simulating all changes jointly yields a projected borrow increase of ~$3.6M, with a negligible increase in VaR and Extreme VaR compared to simulations with the current parameters.

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Liquidity Analysis:

Based on our analysis, we have determined that there is adequate on-chain liquidity to support any significant liquidations with the updated parameters.

Positions Analysis

We have not identified any outsized positions that are actively affecting our recommendations. The charts below illustrate the top borrowing accounts, excluding E-Mode.

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Asset Parameter Current Recommended Change
WETH Liquidation Threshold 82.5% 83% +0.5%
WETH Loan-to-Value 80% 80.5% +0.5%
WBTC Liquidation Threshold 75% 78% +3%
WBTC Loan-to-Value 70% 73% +3%
WBTC Liquidation Penalty 6.25% 5% -1.25%
DAI Liquidation Threshold 77% 80% +3%
DAI Loan-to-Value 64% 67% +3%
USDC Liquidation Threshold 76% 79% +3%
USDC Loan-to-Value 74% 77% +3%
LINK Liquidation Threshold 65% 68% +3%
LINK Loan-to-Value 50% 53% +3%
LINK Liquidation Penalty 7.5% 7% -0.5%
WSTETH Liquidation Threshold 79.5% 80% +0.5%
WSTETH Loan-to-Value 68.5% 69% +0.5%

We support this update!

We have published a Snapshot for the community to vote on.

Start Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023, 6:30 PM
End Date: Sunday, May 28, 2023, 6:30 PM

Thank you in advance for your participation in the vote.

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