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FINCAD Unveils Powerful Portfolio and Risk Management Solution
By Bob Park | August 2, 2017

There is no question about it. Now is a very exciting time to be working at FINCAD. We recently announced several ground-breaking enhancements to FINCAD F3, which have transformed it into a comprehensive portfolio and risk management solution for buy side firms. This transformation was achieved by combining powerful portfolio and risk management capabilities and an intuitive web interface, on top of a high-performance enterprise platform with FINCAD’s industry-leading analytics engine at its core.

The enhanced F3 helps buy side firms improve returns by enabling them to:

  • diversify trading into a wider range of instruments and asset-classes,
  • rapidly generate more accurate intra-day pre- and post-trade risk,
  • and synchronize the front and middle-office on the same data.

Since unveiling F3 version 7.0 on July 13, the industry press has eagerly picked up the story. In fact, that same week Waters Wavelength featured F3 in an article, and just days later, this piece appeared on

I’d like to emphasize that while it is a time of change at FINCAD, as we evolve F3 to align with our clients’ needs and the direction of the industry, what has not changed is our unwavering commitment to helping our clients succeed. That is, what we stand for remains the same. We continue to focus on being a trusted partner to our clients, offering them exceptional service and solutions, and helping them make better decisions that enable them to generate solid returns in a complex marketplace.

And I think our clients genuinely appreciate our commitment to their success. In fact, one of them, a Senior Portfolio Manager at a Global Investment Firm with over $30BN in AUM had this to say about F3: “FINCAD’s best-in-class analytics, along with the remarkable speed and accuracy of pricing, valuation and risk calculations were key factors in our decision to use FINCAD F3. These latest enhancements are exciting in that they provide firms like ours with even greater capabilities to accelerate performance and quickly respond to changing market conditions.”

For those unfamiliar with FINCAD F3, it was built specifically for hedge funds with global macro, absolute return or relative value strategies; and also for asset managers, pensions and life insurers with large portfolios and their derivative overlays. Over 70 firms like these rely on F3 today. The solution provides the modeling flexibility and control needed by the most demanding quantitative teams, the speed and accuracy needed by portfolio managers and traders, the comprehensive reporting and analysis needed by risk managers, and the fast integration, implementation and performance needed by IT and developers.

For more information on the exciting capabilities the enhanced FINCAD F3 has to offer, read our press release announcement. 

About the author
Bob Park
Bob Park
President, CEO & Director | FINCAD

Bob co-founded FINCAD in 1990 and is responsible for the overall management of the company. Prior to co-founding FINCAD he worked in the Canadian investment industry in the private client areas of two national firms, Richardson Greenshields and CIBC Wood Gundy, latterly as a vice president.

Bob is also a member of the governing council of the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance, Canada's leading hi-tech industry alliance.