The global credit crisis of 2007 caused extreme volatility within the financial system and exposed weaknesses within risk management practices. This white paper reviews the various steps banks are taking to improve their risk management techniques, looking at the benefits and pitfalls of each.
This white paper looks at how grid technology in banking has moved from a specialist tool to an invaluable resource implemented by most investment banks. It analyses how grid technology is being used and the new developments that will help you plan and define your grid strategy for the next decade.
This white paper explores the current credit valuation adjustment (CVA) landscape, looking at the different challenges of implementation. It discusses the various CVA strategies that are available to banks and provides insight to those looking to implement CVA projects effectively.
Modelling platforms are critical to a trading company’s risk management and decision making process. This white paper looks at the difficulties of effective trade model platform development and considers different solutions to overcome these difficulties.
The EC recently withdrew its objection to legislation adopted by the European Commission for technical standards on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade depositories. The reasons for the objections, how the compromise was agreed and what this means for the finance industry is reviewed.
An integrated trading and fund platform using the latest technology is one method of increasing effective performance. This article discusses options available for asset managers and investors alike, and how this may improve returns.
Under discussion is the convergence of big data and smart trading, leading to the rapid development of new, profitable trading strategies. These strategies extract and harness information from a myriad of conventional and not-so conventional data sources, often on a massive scale.
A continuous flow of new information about markets, customers and partners seems to be ever growing in business. This white paper discusses technical systems that continuously glean intelligence from real-time business events.
Effective data management is a pivotal strategy for banks and financial institutions. This white paper discusses the options that are available, and how this benefits transparency, cost-reduction and the the working practices of business users.
Rapid change across business processes, technology and strategies has pushed much change in markets and financial services firms. This white paper reviews challenges for financial institutions: looking at Big Data, risk exposure, vacillating regulations and the latest advanced trading techniques.