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FINCAD Names Diana Laura Alvarez Vizcarra as Winner of its 2021 Women in Finance Scholarship
I am pleased to announce the winner of this year’s Women in Finance Scholarship! Diana Laura Alvarez Vizcarra, a native of Mexico, will use the award money to pursue a MSc degree in Computational Financial Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. The FINCAD Women in Finance Scholarship is focused on helping talented women pursue graduate studies and embark on careers in finance. A US$20,000
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Libor Transition and Repercussions for USD Interest Rate Models
Several global currencies, including USD, are on track for Libor cessation in the not-so-distant future. As a result, we’re now amid a swift regulatory push to promote alternative benchmarks and simultaneously discourage reliance on the Libor benchmark rate. Impacted firms are also working hard to adjust their processes and technology to adapt to this massive change.
December 10, 2020
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Top Webinar Takeaways: A New Look Inside the Libor Transition
In a recent webinar, FINCAD and TP ICAP brought together their collective experience in helping firms optimally navigate the Libor transition. “A Look Inside the Libor Transition: Combining High Quality Market Data and Powerful Financial Analytics,” featured speakers, Irina Orlova, CFA, Senior Product Manager, Risk at TP ICAP Data Analytics, and Jonathan Rosen, PhD, Product Manager, Quantitative
November 24, 2020
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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
October 22, 2020
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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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