Archive of previous events
January 15th 2013, Harmonie Club, 4 East 60th St, New York, NY
Big Data has been the phrase of the year for technology journalists, but what actually is "Big Data"? Where did these technologies originate and how might they change financial industry risk management for the better?
As part of PRMIA's Big Data event Xenomorph CEO Brian Sentance hosted a panel discussion on the potential impact of Big Data on risk management and the finance industry in general.
December 5th 2012, Classic Car Club, 250 Hudson Street, New York
We were delighted to host our holiday party at the Classic Car Club in New York. While enjoying champagne, canapés, music and an incredible fashion show organized by Hillary Flowers, leading industry experts explored the role of data management as part of the overall risk management puzzle.
Wilmott Forum Event Hosted by Xenomorph and Numerix
New York, 31 May 2012
The credit crisis of 2007 brought the usage of LIBOR and LIBOR swap rates for discounting purposes into acute focus, as LIBOR spreads to US Treasury rates dramatically increased from the then typical levels of around 50bp to a peak of 450bp in October 2007. This has led to many practitioners to now use Overnight Indexed Swap (OIS) rates as a proxy for risk-free rates in derivatives valuation.
This event discussed the use of OIS discounting and curve management in general, from the point of view of the practitioner, the financial engineer and the systems implementer.
During the recent Future City Data event in New York, Brian Sentance, CEO Xenomorph, joined a panel of industry representatives who shared their views on current and future data issues.
Xenomorph at the European Financial Information Summit London 2010
London, 21st September 2010
Brian Sentance, CEO Xenomorph, joined a panel of industry experts to discuss "Evaluated prices: The road to increased transparency" at the European Financial Information Summit London 2010.
Now in its eighth year, the European Financial Information Summit, hosted by Inside Market Data and Inside Reference Data, provides the industry's leading forum to discuss and debate the latest solutions and strategies to stay ahead of the business, competitive, regulatory and technology issues affecting the market data and reference data community.
Xenomorph at the European Financial Information Summit, Paris, June 10th 2010
Xenomorph was delighted to sponsor the European Financial Information Summit hosted by COSSIOM, Inside Market Data and Inside Reference Data.
Delegates from banks, asset management firms, hedge funds and pension funds attended the event at the Intercontinental Hotel in Paris on 10th June 2010. Further information is available on the FIS Paris website.
05 Jan 2010
Xenomorph was pleased to participate in Risk Magazine's roundtable: Derivatives valuation and transparency.
The panel of industry experts - including Xenomorph's Brian Sentance - explored issues around derivatives transparency and valuation globally, and in particular in light of the recent financial crisis.
30th November - 2nd December, Le Meridien Montparnasse, Paris.
Xenomorph was pleased to participate in QuantInvest 2009. Now in its third year, QuantInvest is the biggest quant finance event in Europe, designed by and for quant investors, and bringing together the whole spectrum of the quant industry.
QuantInvest 2009 took place from 30th November - 2nd December at Le Meridien Montparnasse, Paris, France.
Grandhotel Scdhloss Bensberg - Köln, Germany 9 & 10 November
Xenomorph was pleased to co-sponsor the FINtel event, the Financial Intelligence Business Summit designed for risk managers, controllers and compliance from financial institutions representing the global financial industry.
FINtel 2009 was a 2 days event involving C-level executives in discussions about strategies and solutions to enhance their management in governance, compliance, liquidity risk, market risk, risk control, stress testing and more.
This is the largest and most innovative summit devoted entirely to Risk Management and Risk Control related topics. FINtel brings a hands on solution to the problems the financial industry faces and underlines the importance of implementing solutions.
To view the full agenda download the brochure (pdf).
Forum on News Analytics applied to Trading, Fund Management and Risk Control
9 November 2009, 16:00-20:00
MWB, Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London
Xenomorph participated at the Forum on News Analytics applied to Trading, Fund Management and Risk Control, organised by Xenomorph's academic partners Carisma and OptiRisk.
The Forum covered topics relating to:
- Buy side firms
- Quant Analysts
- Research and Development teams
- Equity Research teams
- FX and Commodity Trading teams
The event included presentations by providers of news services and financial analytics together with end user insight and a panel session.
Download the event brochure (pdf) for more information about the programme.
Xenomorph co-sponsors the “Integrated Data Management” webcast, hosted by Inside Reference Data
Wednesday, October 14, 2009, 10.00am New York, 3.00pm London. Duration: 90 Minutes
Risk management is increasingly superseding all projects in the reference data world, and it is emerging as a key driver for integrated data management initiatives. There is a growing need to go back to basics to facilitate data integration, and more and more firms are embarking on data assessment projects aimed at improving data quality, standardizing terms and definitions and increasing operational efficiency.
- The financial crisis has led to a growing understanding of the need for integrated data management strategies, but how can firms leverage the political and regulatory spotlight on data in a tough economic environment?
- What is the optimal way of aligning integrated data management projects with risk management initiatives?
- How can firms move forward with tactical and pragmatic programs and still meet objectives of holistic and ambitious data agendas?
Brian Sentance, Xenomorph CEO, was on the panel for this roundtable, giving a presentation on "Breaking out of the comfort zone: How data management must evolve beyond its origins, silos and preconceptions".
You can listen to a recording of the webcast here: http://mediazone.brighttalk.com/comm/IRD/3529606fea-14996-2127-16012 and read the write-up which appeared in the December issue of Inside Reference Data.
European Financial Information Summit 2009
22 September 2009, The Guoman Tower, London
Xenomorph was pleased to co-sponsor the European Financial Information Summit 2009, which took place at The Guoman Tower on Tuesday 22nd September 2009.
Hosted by Inside Market Data and Inside Reference Data, the Financial Information Summit event series delivers expert analysis and commentary on the business, competitive and regulatory issues affecting market data, reference data and enterprise data management.
Interactive panel discussions and keynote addresses provide delegates with the latest strategies to achieve low latency, automate reference data, effectively manage vendor relationships, develop enterprise data management frameworks, and much more. In addition to the extensively researched programmes, the Financial Information Summit event series also provide the opportunity to network with hundreds of leading market and reference data executives across the USA, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Read more about the event on the European Financial Information Summit website.
marcus evans conference 2nd Annual Pricing Model Validation: Mitigating Model Risk
17th & 18th September 2009, London, Thistle Marble Arch
Xenomorph was a sponsor for the marcus evans conference 2nd Annual Pricing Model Validation: Mitigating Model Risk, which took place on the 17th & 18th September 2009 at the Thistle Marble Arch in London.
Model validation may be one of the only areas within the financial sector that is continuing to grow and hire in the current economic climate. Post credit crunch model validation has become more important than ever, significant lessons have been learnt that have taught banks to invest money and time into correct model validation procedures. Model reviews are increasing in scope and size whilst the complexity of models is changing.
This second annual marcus evans conference discussed the important day to day issues that face model validation.
Read more about the event on the marcus evans website.
6pm November 12th 2008, Classic Car Club, Manhattan
Xenomorph Inc. is hosting a party to beat the sub-prime blues on Wednesday November 12th at the stylish Classic Car Club, Manhattan.
With a great evening's entertainment, fantastic prizes and top notch refreshments, this promises to be a party to remember.
Admission will be by invitation only. For more information or to request an invitation contact
10th -12th December 2008, President Wilson Hotel, Geneva
Xenomorph is sponsoring the welcome drinks at Risk Minds, which runs from 10th -12th December at the President Wilson Hotel, Geneva.
RiskMinds is the most comprehensive risk management event worldwide, offering the latest advances in credit, market, liquidity & operational risk management, measurement, modelling & capital allocation. To view the full agenda go to:
To enjoy a 25% discount off the standard delegate rate, simply quote the following code KR2187XENMS when you register.
If you are attending RiskMinds and would like to set up a meeting with Xenomorph, please email:
Webinar: The Missing Link - Data Management for Exotic Derivatives and Structured Products brought to you by Xenomorph and NumeriX
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
The Webinar covers:
- Centralized multi-asset data management for trading, research, risk, product control, IT and back office staff at investment banks, hedge funds and asset managers
- Turn key solution with ready to use data links for Data Vendors including: Reuters, Bloomberg and FAME
- Automation of user defined task for managing business processes including data capture and validation
- Extensible instrument and yield curve pricing services using your models of choice
Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Speakers: Naj Alavi, Xenomorph; Mark Woodgate, Xenomorph and Parag Bhutada, NumeriX
7th October 2008, London
The event, which Xenomorph was proud to co-sponsor, brought together a successful formula of presentations, panel discussion and round table, culminating in a Chief Wine Officer reception and networking opportunities.
10th - 12th June 2008 at the Hilton New York
Our North American team enjoyed meeting you at SIFMA 2008.
Many thanks to all who visited us at this years event, SIFMA's 28th Annual Technology Management Conference & Exhibit.
Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th April 2008, CNIT, La Defense, Paris
Trade Tech Europe, 2008, is billed as the world’s largest industry forum dedicated to high-level discussion on the major challenges facing the equity trading market, with a particular focus on the rapid development of trading technology and the constantly evolving market structure.
8 April 2008, Midtown Lofts and Terrace, 267 Fifth Avenue, New York
Xenomorph is co-sponsoring an exclusive Wall Street networking event: Chief Wine Officer USA 2008 - supported by Moet Hennessy USA and The British Embassy in New York.
We will mix business with pleasure: the serious business of fine-wine tasting together with the pleasure of being amongst senior peers, clients, colleagues and friends from the financial markets industry.
10th – 14th December 2007, President Wilson Hotel in Geneva
Xenomorph would like to thank everyone that visited the stand at this year's event.
The 14th Annual Ri$k Minds Forum – Europe’s largest event on Risk Management, Measurement, Modelling & Capital Allocation For Investment & Commercial Banks, Investment Managers & Insurance Companies.
November 2007, Soho House New York
More than 125 people enjoyed an evening of socialising at the prestigious Soho House to celebrate the official launch of Xenomorph Software Inc. in the US. Read more
In keeping with a theme of the evening, Xenomorph Inc. were proud to present a painting of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the British Consulate in New York as a mark of thanks for its efforts in helping to stage Xenomorph Inc’s successful launch event.
Read more about the presentation
5th-7th November 2007, London Olympia
FIMA 2007 is the must attend event this year for all those striving to improve data quality and reduce operational risk. With over 350 attendees in 2006, FIMA has moved to London Olympia to accommodate the extremely high demand to hear leading enterprise wide data strategies from the exclusive senior FIMA speaker faculty.
27 September 2007, NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky Amsterdam
The Screen Events provide cross-border insights for attendees as well as a unique platform for local and global providers focused on the front, middle and back offices. Ultimately, they help companies across the industry to become more efficient and add to their revenues.
19-21 June 2007, Hilton New York
Quick thank you to all the people who attended Xenomorph's booth at the SIFMA event in New York this year. Naj, Mark, Kristen and Brian enjoyed meeting with you all and look forward to keeping in touch.
24-27 April 2007, Palais des Congrès, Paris
TradeTech is the institutional Equity and Trading Technology Summit and this year's theme was Accessing Liquidity In The Rapidly Changing Global Equity Market Structure: Steering Your Trading Desk TO Success In The Post-MiFID Execution Landscape.
20-22 June 2006
The SIA is designed expressly for individuals within securities firms who have management responsibility for technology-based support activities, including: communications, market data, information security, trading room support, web and Internet technology and information systems. Vendors of related securities industry products and services will be exhibiting at what will be the largest exhibition of its kind. Over 6000 individuals visited last year's Exhibit.
5-8 June 2006
The Fairmont Grand Hotel, Monte Carlo
Derivatives and Risk Management Europe is the ONLY event that enables you to discuss everything that's exciting in derivatives and risk management with the senior level professionals who read Risk magazine.
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21 March 2006
The London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Square, London, EC4M 7LS
Xenomorph and The London Stock Exchange would like to thanks everyone who attended this unique seminar.
20 September 2005
20th floor Penthouse, New Zealand House, Haymarket, London W1
Xenomorph co sponsored the Chief Wine Officer corporate event on 20 September, where we mixed business with pleasure - the serious business of fine-wine tasting together with the pleasure of being amongst senior peers, colleagues and friends from the financial markets industry.
The SIA is designed expressly for individuals within securities firms who have management responsibility for technology-based support activities, including: communications, market data, information security, trading room support, web and Internet technology and information systems. Vendors of related securities industry products and services will be exhibiting at what will be the largest exhibition of its kind. Over 7000 individuals visited last year's Exhibit.
18-19 May 2005
This two-day seminar that brought together practitioners, academics and researchers working in financial planning, optimization and risk modelling, and demonstrated the innovative thinking and best practices being developed in some of the world’s leading educational institutions.
14 April 2005
The Brewery, London
The event was from 15:00 to 20:00 and included the latest from an impressive list of speakers.
4 November 2004
Xenomorph Finance Focus with Wilmott
Brian Sentance, of Xenomorph Software, talks about his experience in the area of pricing model integration and derivatives data management, in particular focusing on some recent R&D work that Xenomorph have undertaken to look at bringing the best of spreadsheet and database technology together
Watch or download presentation
Thursday 29th January 2004
Cabot Hall, 15 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT
Brian Sentance, managing director of Xenomorph, spoke on 'Data management for credit markets' at 14.20 in the Newfoundland room.
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Wednesday 22 January 2003
London Business Design Centre, 53 Upper Street, Islington Green, London N1
Meet Xenomorph in the exhibition hall and listen to Brian Sentance, managing director of Xenomorph, who will be speaking on data warehouses as part of the data management and delivery session, which runs between 2pm and 5.45pm.
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Wednesday 29 January 2003
Cabot Hall, 15 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT
Meet Xenomorph in the exhibition hall and listen to Brian Kristensen, principal developer at Xenomorph, who will be speaking on 'Data unification across the financial enterprise' at 1pm in the Cape Breton room.
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ICBI GAIM 2001 The 7th Global Alternative Investment Management Forum
12-15 June 2001
Hotel President Wilson, Geneva
Xenomorph were associate sponsors
7 June 2001
The Dorchester, London
Xenomorph sponsored the award for the best convertible arbitrage fund with the most consistent performance over two years. View more
6th European Conference on Hedge Fund Investments
12-14 February 2001
Hotel Intercontinental, Geneva, Switzerland
RISK MANAGEMENT 2000
5-8 December 2000
Hotel President Wilson, Geneva
Did you miss the FOW Risk Managers' Dinner?
Never mind! Here are some shots of those that didn't. View more
RISK RiskTech 2000
17-18 October 2000
The Brewery, London
MAR HEDGE 7th International Conference on Hedge Fund Investments
24-26 September 2000
Southampton Princess Hotel, Bermuda
7th September 2000
Gibson Hall, London
FOW 10th European Derivatives Exhibition
22-23 June 2000
The Barbican Centre, London, UK
MAR HEDGE 5th European Conference on Hedge Fund Investments
14-16 February 2000
Xenomorph Instrument Risk System Launch
See it in action at the City of London launch
4 November 1999
City of London
11-12 October 1999
The Brewery, London
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Technology Conference
(open to Morgan Stanley clients and selected guests only)
7 October 1999
Exhibition stand and presentation
9th European Derivatives Exhibition
1-2 July 1999
The Barbican Exhibition Centre, London
SIA Technology Management Exhibition
15-17 June 1999
New York Hilton Hotel, New York
Derivatives and Risk Expo
FOW in association with GARP
11-12 May 1999
One World Trade Centre, New York
Xenomorph got into gear for the Charity Karting Challenge
Bloomberg beat Reuters by a whisker in the Xenomorph
Charity Karting Challenge.
10 April 1999
Risk's 3rd annual European congress
10-11 February 1999
The Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam