Posts Tagged: risk management

The wealth management industry is at risk of pushing potential investors down the DIY route unless it does more to make its services accessible. This stark warning comes from StatPro client, Whitechurch Securities’ managing director Gavin Haynes, who argues that his company is competing more against the execution-only platforms than its wealth management peers. Read more…

Ian Thompson, a recognized expert in investment performance analysis shares his insights into the future of performance measurement in our blog “Leveraging technology for performance management”. Ian recently joined StatPro as Client Integration Director but we don’t want to keep him all to ourselves.  Read more…

While seeking enhanced returns, hedge funds typically employ the use of derivatives across various asset classes. The ever expanding list of derivatives has always presented challenges to vendors in analytics, data-flow and support. When translated to Risk Management solutions, the key question is how to get a flexible risk and analytics framework able to cover derivatives and structured products that may not have even been invented yet?  Read more…

Some of you may have seen the news late last week that StatPro has launched several new features as part of its Complex Asset Pricing (CAP) service. For those of you who missed the news on the Financial Technology Forum or Bobsguide, we thought we’d recap the announcement here so you can get all the latest on this unique service.  Read more…

UCITS IV was passed into law on 1st July and will take effect in July 2011. UCITS aims to provide fund managers with the ability to market a single fund in all the countries of the EU whilst only registering the fund in one country thus greatly reducing administrative costs and so making cross border products Read more…

System working well: Send more money. Or so goes the “successful” roulette player’s apocryphal telegram home.Securities Industry News logo

Today, you might be forgiven for assuming this was a message from an investment manager pleading for more money from its clients. The market meltdown that began three years ago certainly caught most investors and market professionals by surprise Read more…

Back in mid 2007, when the credit crisis first started to unleash its trail of wreckage, everyone was using risk models that focused on market risks. All these models assumed Liquidity was always available, but when everyone’s risk model says “sell”, who is going to buy and if no one will buy then there is only one  Read more…

The financial crisis has provoked a lot of naval gazing and blame in different proportions. One of the factors that got a lot of blame was “Value at Risk” or “VaR” for short. This statistical measure was presented by some as a cure-all for identifying areas of risk and so when things went badly wrong Read more…

It is not every day that the two largest providers of risk management systems and portfolio analysis to the Asset Management industry merge. Riskmetric’s revenue from risk sales is over $150 million and Barra’s revenue’s are about $200 million. The next largest supplier is Algorithmics which is owned by Fitch and has about $100 million Read more…