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Managing the ‘Big Bang’ of the SOFR Transition
Last weekend, the clearing houses changed their pricing methodology on $80 trillion in Libor interest-rate swaps by switching to a new benchmark rate, known as the secured overnight financing rate, or SOFR, for the purpose of discounting the cashflows. Previously the Fed Funds rate was used for discounting. The switch, which was referred to in a recent Bloomberg article as a “big bang” is
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Partnerships
Making Technology Partnerships Work!
The world is changing fast! It’s becoming easier than ever, at least technologically speaking, to partner with best of breed solution providers to deliver functionality that will delight your clients. From boosting speed to market for feature sets and new products, to meeting immediate client needs, most companies realize they need to work with an ecosystem of trusted providers. And, it can be an
September 28, 2020
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5 Ways Python Can Take Your Firm to the Next Level
Python is rapidly becoming the world’s most popular programming language. Its versatility and ease of use have promoted extensive adoption throughout the financial industry. And it’s safe to say that Python has become the multi-purpose tool of choice for quantitative analysts and other financial technologists worldwide. So, why has Python seen such rapid adoption in the financial industry? Here
August 26, 2020
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Top Cloud Trends in the Financial Industry
Cloud platforms have become the dominant force in the technology industry. In fact, the public cloud is where the majority of new firms deploy their applications and servers. Much has been written in the last decade about the numerous benefits of cloud computing, and the drawbacks are mitigated more and more each year. FINCAD has embraced cloud platforms and for many years used them to develop
August 18, 2020
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Cheers! FINCAD Celebrates 30 Years
Here at FINCAD, we have an important reason to celebrate. This month, we mark 30 years in the business of pioneering market-leading derivatives analytics software for our capital markets clients. In my view, this is a remarkable accomplishment, particularly considering the fast-paced and, at times, extremely volatile nature of our business. I’ve been working at FINCAD for 20 years now. During that
August 11, 2020
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FINCAD Names Nora Irene Ghartey as Winner of its 2020 Women in Finance Scholarship
Drumroll please… It is my greatest pleasure to announce that we have selected a winner for this year’s Women in Finance Scholarship! Nora Irene Ghartey, a native of Ghana and exceptionally talented young woman, will use the award money to pursue a MSc degree in Financial Mathematics at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE). At FINCAD, we are committed to helping talented
August 5, 2020
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