Mumbai, India and Vancouver, Canada – January 23, 2012
CRISIL Global Research and Analytics (GR&A), the top-ranked provider of high-end research and analytics services to the world's leading financial institutions and corporations, and FINCAD, the market leader for innovative derivatives solutions, today announced that CRISIL GR&A has joined the FINCAD Alliance Program.
Through the FINCAD Alliance Program, over 70 technology and service companies leverage FINCAD Analytics to meet the derivatives and fixed income needs of their clients in functions such as investment, risk, treasury management, trading and valuation services.
CRISIL GR&A delivers research and analytics solutions to the world's leading commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, corporations, consulting firms, private equity players and asset management firms. Its wide range of services include bespoke risk modeling, valuation of complex derivatives, model validation, model documentation, performance attribution, stress testing and regulatory and financial reporting.
As CRISIL GR&A's Head of Global Business Development and Marketing, Gabriel David, explains, "Our agreement with FINCAD enables us to leverage upon our expertise in the high-end research and analytics domain and further supplement our offering with FINCAD Analytics' software solutions."
Explains CRISIL GR&A's Senior Director, GV Mani, "Tightening regulatory, risk management and validation requirements have driven a sharp rise in demand for quality analytics and quantitative support from global corporates and financial institutions. This alliance will help us provide more comprehensive solutions to our clients."
FINCAD provides software and services supporting the valuation, reporting and risk management of derivatives and fixed income portfolios to more than 4000 clients around the world. FINCAD Analytics can be accessed as a Software-as-a-Service, through Excel, MATLAB, or embedded into an existing system through software development kits.
FINCAD Alliance Program's Director, Amar Budhiraja says, "Through our solutions, we constantly endeavor to help clients mitigate their exposure to risk, enhance transparency and accelerate their time to market. We are extremely pleased that we will be working with CRISIL GR&A through this alliance. Their in-house analytics expertise and extensive experience implementing financial technology make them a great fit."
FINCAD CEO Bob Park adds "New regulatory demands and the eurozone debt and liquidity crisis are having a tremendous impact on worldwide risk management requirements. Working together with our Alliance Partners broadens our reach and enhances our ability to meet the evolving needs of the market both quickly and efficiently."
Founded in 1990, FINCAD provides advanced modeling solutions built on award-winning, patent pending technology. With more than 4,000 clients in over 80 countries around the world, FINCAD is the leading provider of financial analytics technology, enabling global market participants to make informed hedging and investment decisions. FINCAD provides software and services supporting the valuation, reporting and risk management of derivatives and fixed income portfolios to banks, corporate treasuries, hedge funds, asset management firms, audit firms, and governments. FINCAD Analytics can be accessed through Excel, MATLAB, as a Software-as-a-Service or embedded into an existing system through software development kits. Now, over 70 FINCAD Alliance Partners embed FINCAD Analytics within their solutions. FINCAD provides sales and client services from Dublin, Ireland, and Vancouver, Canada. www.fincad.com
About CRISIL Limited
CRISIL is a global analytical company providing ratings, research, and risk and policy advisory services. CRISIL is India's leading ratings agency. CRISIL is also the foremost provider of high-end research to the world's largest banks and leading corporations.
About CRISIL Global Research & Analytics
CRISIL Global Research & Analytics (GR&A) is the largest, top-ranked provider of high-end research and analytics services to the world's leading commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, corporations, consulting firms, and private equity and asset management firms. CRISIL GR&A operates from research centers in Argentina, China, India and Poland, providing research support across time zones and in multiple languages to global organizations. The CRISIL GR&A team has deep expertise in the areas of equity and fixed income research (covering economies, 150 sectors and over 3000 companies across the globe), valuations, pricing complex derivatives, structured finance, risk management, actuarial analysis and business intelligence. This expertise enables our clients to enhance revenues, accelerate their time to market, take pricing decisions and improve operational efficiencies.
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