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Navigating Financial Rough Seas
Confidence in one’s robust analytics is critical whether you’re racing sailboats or navigating financial waters. But it is imperative that to achieve good risk management you don’t solely follow the numbers. Whatever is happening on "deck" can often be at odds with what the computer says is happening. That’s when experience and judgement play critical roles in achieving winning results.
Forbes
Are Your Holiday Calendars Costing You Money?
Are Your Holiday Calendars Costing You Money?
As a buy- or sell-side firm, you may not be thinking about some of the more detailed aspects of managing your investment portfolio, like for example, how your trade calendar and particularly holidays are treated in your analytics system. But the truth is that getting holiday conventions right is crucially important to helping you accurately price trades. Glen Goodvin, PhD, Senior Quantitative
March 30, 2016
Fincad News
Global Netting Requires Global Hedging
Global Netting Requires Global Hedging
Although more institutional investors benefit from netting their collateral obligations, many have not updated their hedging strategies to reflect their firm’s global approach to collateral. James Gavin, Senior Derivatives Analyst at FINCAD discusses how the standard risk-neutral valuation approach to pricing derivatives is changing slightly as an increasing number of firms start to include
March 18, 2016
Fincad News
Inching Our Way to a Level Derivatives Playing Field
Inching Our Way to a Level Derivatives Playing Field
On February 10, European Commissioner (EC) Jonathan Hill and US Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Timothy Massad, announced a common approach regarding the requirements of central clearing counterparties (CCPs). This marks an important step towards the overall harmonization of the cleared derivatives markets. Russell Goyder, PhD, Director of Quantitative R&D discusses how
March 11, 2016
Fincad News
FINCAD Helps Buy-side Increase Investment Returns with Advanced Valuation and Risk
FINCAD Helps Buy-side Increase Investment Returns with Advanced Valuation and Risk
John Hull and Alan White confirm FINCAD is at the forefront of technological innovation Vancouver – January 27, 2016 – FINCAD, the leading provider of valuation and risk analytics for multi-asset, multi-currency portfolios, today announced that it has added several key enhancements to F3, its powerful object-oriented valuation and risk platform. These enhancements benefit buy-side firms searching
January 27, 2016
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FINCAD’s Updated Platform Aims to Bring Quantitative Analytics to the Masses
FINCAD’s Updated Platform Aims to Bring Quantitative Analytics to the Masses
James Church, VP of Product and R&D and Rob Garfield, Global Head of Product Marketing describe how new enhancements to F3 will allow buy-side firms to search for alpha in a low-yield environment, while also providing quantitative analytics for the market to those that have less of a quant background.
January 27, 2016
Fincad News