News in Brief
Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) employs TimeScape to ensure data consistency, control and compliance
TimeScape has provided LBBW with a high performance data management system which enhances risk management, delivers validated market data based upon consistent validation processes and ensures regulatory compliance.
LBBW chose TimeScape for its ability to support large volume, multi-source and complex data sets in an easy-to-use and transparent manner. The system is used to import, normalise, validate and distribute different types of data from different sources, including equities, indices, FX and interest rates, bonds, warrants, credit spreads, options and futures, volatilities, credit and yield curves, with the number of instruments managed reaching 210,000.
Xenomorph in the News
Volatile Times for Data Quality
Regardless of whether we now think the 2007-8 crisis ever ended, regulators, clients and practitioners have all become much more focused on data and data quality since the financial crisis began.
Read Brian Sentance’s contribution to the FTF News blog.
What Happens When Data and Analytics Meet? Xenomorph: Good Decision!
The turbulent economic times when firms usually have to float upstream, considerably intensify the role of analytics in all business processes. Brian Sentance, CEO of Xenomorph, shares with RFP Connect his views on how investment banks and asset management firms may benefit from a strong analytical approach to risk and data management.
The report is available on the RFP Connect website.
Time in Two Dimensions – The new regulatory empire
Can you reproduce all the data and calculations you based your decisions on at any given point in time?
If the answer is “no,” “maybe,” or “it would take a while,” then prepare for a hard time from regulators, auditors, clients, and senior management as they all become more interested in the detail behind the decisions taken at times of market and internal stress.
This Wilmott article by Brian Sentance, CEO Xenomorph, describes some of the basic principles of “bi-temporal” storage, and provides one illustration of how bi-temporality could be implemented as part of an integrated approach to the management of data and analytics in financial markets.
Time in Two Dimensions appeared in Wilmott, Issue 54, July 2011, published by Wilmott Magazine Ltd c/o John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Integrating Now and Then – Inside Reference Data
Historical data is becoming more crucial to managing risk, but to make it useful, data updates must be reconciled with the moments actual changes in data occurred, says Xenomorph’s Brian Sentance.
Putting Risk in the Limelight
Although we’re coming up to three years since the start of the global economic crisis, its effects are still very much with us today, particularly in terms of risk management. Indeed, the unprecedented volatility impacting industries around the world has challenged companies to identify risks more effectively, mitigate exposures and introduce more risk controls into their operational processes.
Brian Sentance, CEO at Xenomorph, elaborates on this for Finance on Windows magazine, explaining that the effects of the financial crisis have manifested themselves in a number of different ways.
Read the article, including Brian’s thoughts on rates and curves management: “Don’t neglect the more complex datasets just because they don’t fit easily…”
A long way from Wimbledon
Sixteen years on from our beginnings in the leafy suburbs of South West London, dealing predominantly with London and European-based clients, Xenomorph now service a global clientele with all the variety that regional differences entail.
CEO Brian Sentance discusses the global issues that dictate the route ahead.
A Long Way from Wimbledon appeared in Wilmott, Issue 53, May 2011, published by Wilmott Magazine Ltd c/o John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
TimeScape Data Unification – Unified access to disparate data, datasources, databases and systems: A business-focused approach.
A key technical and business challenge for many large financial institutions is to knit together their many disparate data sources, databases and systems into one consistent framework that can meet the future demands of the business, its clients and regulators. This paper outlines how the above issues can be addressed through Xenomorph’s analytics and data management solution, TimeScape.
TimeScape and MATLAB
This paper describes how Xenomorph’s TimeScape analytics and data management solution can be accessed and utilised within MathWorks’ MATLAB computational and visualization environment. It is intended for MATLAB users who wish to combine data and analytics hosted in TimeScape with MATLAB tools in order to produce best-of-breed analytical solutions based on cleansed and validated data.