Entries by Matt Pick

Mizuho Americas Deploys Xenomorph EDM+ on Microsoft Azure

NEW YORK, LONDON AND SINGAPORE: Xenomorph today announced that the securities division of Mizuho Americas, the US-based subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, has upgraded to the latest generation of TimeScape EDM+, Xenomorph’s enterprise data management platform running on Microsoft Azure. Mizuho Americas has been a longstanding user of Xenomorph’s TimeScape platform to normalize, enrich, validate […]

Axpo UK

Axpo UK use TimeScape for their power trading operations in London. It assists them both in data storage and with the application of analytics and subsequent modelling of the data to assist in trading decisions.

Factsheet: TimeScape EDM+ for Prudent Valuation

Prudent valuation practices are becoming increasingly commonplace, prompted by edicts such as the European Union’s Capital Requirements Regulation. Rather than simply verifying the fair value of an asset (or accuracy of a model) by comparing it to an independent source, prudent valuation goes one step further and assumes the process of deriving fair value is sufficiently uncertain to warrant additional adjustments that reflect valuation risk.

Factsheet: MiFID II, MiFIR Data Management

The implementation of MiFID II and MiFIR may have been delayed by a year, but its impact has not been lessened. While MiFID focused principally on European equity markets, its sequel has a much broader remit. It threatens to have repercussions across OTC and exchange traded derivatives, fixed income securities and structured products, as well as commodities markets.

Factsheet: TimeScape EDM+ IFRS 9 Data Management Solution

Mandatory adoption of IFRS 9 at the beginning of 2018 will prompt a number of data management challenges. Firms required to comply with the new accounting standards will need to pay particular attention to validating inputs and outputs of credit risk models, as financial statements become considerably more sensitive to credit quality. Furthermore, requirements to adopt a new classification schema for assets and liabilities and model hedging relationships will drive the need for consistent data and a collaborative approach across finance and risk management functions.

Pay Attention to Proprietary Data

In an article for Inside Reference Data, Xenomorph’s Brian Sentance raises awareness about how to use derived data. FRTB and capital adequacy issues can be addressed with better understanding of proprietary or derived data. Financial institutions rely heavily on information sourced from vendors, whether that’s market or reference data. Yet their most valuable data sets tend to be those they create themselves. Proprietary or “derived” data gives these institutions an edge by providing the ability to spot mispricing of risk, capture alpha and outperform the market. Given the importance of proprietary data and analytics…

Xenomorph Receives Funding from HSBC to Accelerate Growth

NEW YORK, LONDON & SINGAPORE – July 25, 2016 – Xenomorph, a provider of data management technology to banks, investment managers and insurance companies, has announced a significant new funding agreement from HSBC. The funding has enabled the business to accelerate global go-to-market plans for its TimeScape EDM+ financial analytics and data management platform. TimeScape […]

Factsheet: TimeScape EDM+ FRTB Data Management Solution

The Basel Committee’s Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) will cause ‘fundamental’ changes to the industry’s market risk capital framework, and in turn, prompt a broad set of data management challenges. This factsheet outlines how TimeScape EDM+ addresses these data management challenges and describes the customer benefits from implementing our advanced enterprise data management solution.

Factsheet: Xenomorph TimeScape EDM+

This factsheet gives a brief introduction to TimeScape EDM+, Xenomorph’s Enterprise Data Management system for financial markets. Available on-premise and as a cloud service it provides a centralized, consistent and auditable framework for the management and analysis of all data types, enabling reduced costs and increased data quality across the organization.

TimeScape EDM+. The foundation for your decisions.

This document provides an introduction to TimeScape EDM+, Xenomorph’s Enterprise Data Management system for financial markets. TimeScape EDM+ manages the complete lifecycle of data from acquisition and storage, to validation, analysis and distribution to downstream systems. It centralizes the management of front, middle and back-office data and provides validated, high quality datasets for use in operations, risk management, regulatory reporting and decision support.