News in Brief
Sigma Capital Trading eyes new assets with Xenomorph TimeScape
Sigma Capital Trading, the Canadian proprietary trading firm focused on the development of futures and options spread strategies, has implemented Xenomorph TimeScape analytics and data management solution to streamline its back-testing process.
Read the interview with Remy Belanger, partner at Sigma Capital Trading, which appeared in Inside Market Data.
IPM Informed Portfolio Management selects Xenomorph’s TimeScape for analytics and data management
We are delighted to have been chosen by IPM, a leading specialist investment manager based in Stockholm, to satisfy its requirements for a powerful and reliable security master and market data management platform. Our TimeScape solution was chosen for its scalable statistical analytics and future-proof data model which allows any type of financial instrument to be integrated easily, regardless of the complexity of the asset class.
Xenomorph extends local technical support capability in Asia-Pacific
Chris Budgen, Chief Technical Architect and Xenomorph founding director, and Irina Taran, Senior Developer, have moved to Melbourne and Sydney respectively to boost our presence in Australia and to enhance Xenomorph’s technical support offering to regional clients.
Xenomorph continues expansion in Asia-Pacific with Singapore subsidiary launch
We are delighted to announce the opening of our Singapore subsidiary. David Winson has moved from our London office to head up the regional operation to better support our existing clients and to manage the burgeoning interest from major Asian institutions.
Xenomorph in the News
Valuation and Spreadsheet Schizophrenia
Schizophrenic? On the back of our white paper “Valuation Instrument Management”, our CEO Brian Sentance speaks to the Tabb Forum about the continuing use of spreadsheets in trading, and in particular those Excel sheets used to manage the valuation of derivatives and fixed income securities.
Spreadsheet – How to Excel?
Spreadsheet management and operational risk remain hot topics. Brian Sentance, CEO Xenomorph, was interviewed by Inside Reference Data to explore what firms should be doing to reduce “spreadsheet risk”.
Read the interview in Inside Reference Data.
A Global Mood Ring for Financial Markets
Do you have a Twitter account? Watch out, the overall performance of the stock market depends on your mood.
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Instrument Valuation Management: management of derivative and fixed income valuations in a multi-asset, multi-model, multi-datasource and multi-timeframe environment.
Despite the increasing importance of instrument valuation to investment, trading and risk management decisions, valuation management is not yet formally and fully addressed within data management strategies and remains a big concern for financial institutions.
Please contact us for access to this white paper and find out more on how TimeScape can help you to support even the most complex instruments, allowing you to check easily the external valuation numbers, based on your choice of model and data providers.
Rates, Curves and Surfaces – Golden Copy Management of Complex Datasets
There seems to be a general consensus on the need for financial institutions to implement data management projects that are able to integrate both market and reference data. However, whilst having a good data management strategy in place is vital, the industry also needs to recognize the importance of model and derived data management.