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Options partners with Orchestrade to deliver fully managed platform for cross-asset trading

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 16:01

Private financial cloud provider Options has partnered with Orchestrade Financial Systems to deploy its fully integrated position keeping, operations and risk management software to the Options platform. »

Risk

New book offers fresh take on mitigating counterparty risk

Wed, 16/07/2014 - 12:05

A new book by Stéphane Crépey, Tomasz R. Bielecki and Damiano Brigo offers a fresh take on mitigation of counterparty risk, a key problem of the 2008 global credit crisis and current European sovereign debt crisis. »

Risk

StatPro supplying performance and risk management services to Capita Asset Services

Wed, 25/06/2014 - 14:07

Capita Asset Services’ fund data has been integrated with StatPro Revolution's analytics, giving Capita's investment managers and clients the ability to receive advanced daily risk and performance analysis reporting. »

Risk

It is possible to construct improved forms of risk parity strategies, study shows

Mon, 16/06/2014 - 14:05

An EDHEC-Risk Institute study from the Lyxor research chair on “Risk Allocation Solutions” develops a conditional approach to risk parity, which contrasts with standard unconditional risk parity portfolios. »

Risk

ING IM survey reveals a ‘slow down’ in growth of investor appetite for risk

Thu, 01/05/2014 - 14:38

The appetite for investment risk amongst institutional investors has increased but the rate of growth has slowed down over the past six months, according to ING Investment Management’s latest Risk Rotation Survey. »

Magnifying glass

Macro Risk Advisors launches Macro Risk Solutions

Wed, 26/02/2014 - 10:08

Institutional equity derivatives broker Macro Risk Advisors has launched Macro Risk Solutions, a firm that advises clients on how to strengthen investment portfolios through periods of market uncertainty.   »

Numbers and magnifying glass

S&P Capital IQ introduces new credit analytic solutions for risk monitoring

Wed, 19/02/2014 - 06:05

S&P Capital IQ has released a series of enhancements to its desktop application aimed at financial professionals analysing and monitoring credit exposures.  »

Risk

Risk management to play greater role in investment decisions

Wed, 19/02/2014 - 06:02

Over 80 per cent of institutional investors expect risk management to play an even greater role in the investment decision process in the future, according to a study published by BNY Mellon. »

Thinking

Insurers rethinking risk and investing more in data and analytics, says State Street

Tue, 18/02/2014 - 06:00

Insurers’ risk management practices are becoming increasingly reliant on data and analytics, according to a report from State Street that surveyed more than 400 insurance executives about their capabilities in this area.  »

Risk

ING IM survey reveals increase in risk appetite

Tue, 21/01/2014 - 12:19

More than half of institutional investors (56 per cent) have increased their appetite for risk over the past quarter, according to the latest Risk Rotation Survey by ING Investment Management International (ING IM). »

Calculator

Vichara Technologies joins Markit’s Global Alliance Programme

Fri, 06/12/2013 - 06:06

Vichara Technologies, a provider of valuation and risk management solutions for structured finance, has integrated its V* CLO solution with Markit’s pricing services. »

Risk

Misys see uptick in interest in firm’s risk management capabilities

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 14:03

With financial institutions facing increasing pressures to meet regulatory requirements and improve visibility and control of their risk exposure, Misys has seen an increased interest in Misys Global Risk. »

Survey

Firms lack resource to manage regulatory risk

Tue, 26/11/2013 - 13:20

A PwC poll of major UK asset management firms reveals that a third are unsure they have sufficient internal resource to manage their firm’s regulatory risk. »

Risk

Northern Trust enhances investment risk reporting capabilities

Tue, 17/09/2013 - 10:52

In response to the expanding and increasingly sophisticated risk management needs of institutional investors, Northern Trust has enhanced its ex-ante – or “forward looking” – investment risk reporting capabilities. »

Challenge

Insurance firms globally view managing risk as a challenge

Mon, 17/06/2013 - 06:02

More than a quarter of insurance firms globally are experiencing difficulties in managing risk, according to a State Street survey conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit. »

Thumbs up

Institutional investors confident about risk management despite anticipating challenges

Tue, 11/06/2013 - 06:02

Institutional investors around the globe say they have a better handle on risk, but most worry about the challenges of rising volatility, inflation and low yields, according to a study by Natixis Global Asset Management (NGAM). »

Risk

Two thirds of investors say risk management is very important when selecting fund manager

Wed, 15/05/2013 - 14:32

The focus on risk management and mitigation has increased exponentially since the beginning of the financial crisis and continues to grow with more than two thirds (69 per cent) of investing institutions viewing risk management as very important in the fund manager selection process and 47 per cent as essential in the design and implementation of portfolio investment strategy. »

Risk

Integrated Wealth Management launches risk management offering

Wed, 17/04/2013 - 16:20

Integrated Wealth Management has added risk management and insurance services for new and existing clients. »

Risk

BNY Mellon launches risk management service

Tue, 19/03/2013 - 10:18

BNY Mellon has launched BNY Mellon Risk View, a new service combining data, visualisation technology and asset-specific expertise in a next-generation tool that can serve as a foundation for enhanced risk management. »

Crystal ball

OpenGamma forecasts top buy-side risk management and analytics trends for 2013

Wed, 23/01/2013 - 12:31

OpenGamma, creators of the first open source analytics and risk management platform for the financial services industry, has aired its views of industry challenges poised to change the buy-side risk management and analytics landscape in 2013. »

Risk

More European institutional investors prepared to explore risk parity

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 06:03

UK and European institutional investors have revealed a growing, but in some cases limited, familiarity of risk parity strategies, according to an independent Europe wide study commissioned by Aquila Capital. »

Risk

Fundata launches Prospectus Risk Indices

Thu, 29/11/2012 - 10:16

Fundata Canada is launching a series of Canadian fund indices, The Fundata Prospectus Risk Indices, which are designed to provide institutions, portfolio managers, advisers and retail investors with a tool for comparing performance and volatility among mutual funds with similar risk prospects. »

Risk

Sarasin funds to be risk profiled by Distribution Technology

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:14

Sarasin & Partners has engaged Distribution Technology to profile three of its key balanced funds: Sarasin Global Diversified Fund of Funds, Sarasin Global Equity Fund of Funds and Sarasin IE GlobalSar – Income Fund. »

Shelby Weldon, director, licensing and authorisations, BMA

Bermuda emerging as centre of global ILS business

Fri, 12/10/2012 - 12:22

With the release of its September 2012 insurer registrations, the Bermuda Monetary Authority has acknowledged industry reports that Bermuda is increasingly becoming a centre of the global special purpose insurer (SPI) and insurance linked security (ILS) business.  »

Mark Helyar, managing partner of Bedell Cristin Guernsey

Bedell Cristin completes insurance bond listing in Guernsey

Thu, 11/10/2012 - 12:11

Bedell Cristin has completed the listing of the first bond related to catastrophe reinsurance risk on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange. »

Risk

SEI releases operational risk survival guide for investment managers

Fri, 21/09/2012 - 06:05

SEI is releasing an online resource to help investment managers identify and avoid common, yet often overlooked, operational risks that could plague their businesses. »

Abdallah Nauphal, chief executive and chief investment officer of Insight

Pareto to become part of Insight Investment

Mon, 17/09/2012 - 06:29

Pareto Investment Management and certain of its affiliated entities are to become part of the Insight Investment Management group. »

Mike Walsh, head of solutions distribution and management at LGIM

SAUL partners with Legal & General Investment Management on de-risking journey

Fri, 14/09/2012 - 10:20

The Superannuation Arrangements of the University of London has extended its 10-year relationship with Legal & General Investment Management. »

ASIC commissioner Greg Tanzer

ASIC reviews risk management in the funds management sector

Mon, 10/09/2012 - 14:13

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission has emphasised the importance of responsible entities in the funds management sector maintaining adequate risk management systems following a proactive review. »

Risk

Large Chinese financial institutions need to improve risk management, says survey

Wed, 15/08/2012 - 10:16

Competition from within the industry and a more complex financial environment now outweigh regulatory factors as key considerations for risk management at large financial institutions in China, according to a Celent survey sponsored by SunGard. »

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