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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
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Python vs. Excel: Which is better for data analysis?
Throughout the finance industry, we’ve seen a surge in Python use for development of data analysis. Many firms are even eliminating reliance on spreadsheets in areas like modeling and risk reporting. They are instead building out new analyses with Python—which are more functional and robust than Excel workbooks ever were. What’s Driving the Move to Python? The volume of information that firms work
June 18, 2020
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Now accepting applications: FINCAD’S 2020 Women in Finance Scholarship
We are very pleased to announce that the 2020 Women in Finance Scholarship is now open and accepting applications! For those unfamiliar, the scholarship is aimed at supporting exceptional women in the field of finance, particularly those pursuing careers in financial asset management, market risk management and derivatives finance within the capital markets.
May 15, 2020
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Negative Oil Futures: A Sign Of Things To Come?
Negative Oil Futures: A Sign Of Things To Come?
Preparing your option pricing and risk models for negative commodity futures prices This week began with a shocking decline in the May WTI oil futures contract price. In an unexpected sequence of events, combining the low demand for oil, a definitive lack of storage options, and a rush of traders exiting positions before delivery obligations were to occur, the perfect storm was created. The WTI
April 24, 2020
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COVID-19 and the Markets: A Closer Look at Implied Variance Over the Past 60 Days
COVID-19 and the Markets: A Closer Look at Implied Variance Over the Past 60 Days
Market turbulence in the last two months has left many wondering, "What's next?" We've seen indicators of the economy trending poorly, such as high unemployment, continued infection rates, and potential supply chain disruption. Meanwhile the markets themselves have remarkably bounced back to modest declines over the last three weeks. To better understand the markets in uncertain times, it is
April 22, 2020
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Optimizing Technology for Liability-Driven Investing
Optimizing Technology for Liability-Driven Investing
Plummeting interest rates spurred by the COVID crisis are making liability-driven investing (LDI) more challenging than ever. Though firms are seeing reduced returns, they must still try to find ways of ensuring they have sufficient assets to cover their liabilities. To ease some of the complexity, it’s vital to have LDI technology in place with flexibility to properly match investment and risk
April 8, 2020
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