Xenomorph News: New Visualization, Reporting and Analysis Release for the TimeScape Workbench
New Visualization, Reporting and Analysis Release for the TimeScape Workbench
New charting tools within the TimeScape Workbench make it easy to set up default charting views for any of the asset classes and property data being browsed.
This release also includes tools for heatmap data drill-down, configurable reporting and analysis, and the new TimeScape QL+ Query Explorer delivering ease of use, analytical power and great data visualization.
News in Brief
risklab Centralizes its Risk Data Management Strategy with Xenomorph’s TimeScape
risklab GmbH, the investment and risk solutions advisor of Allianz Global Investors (AllianzGI), has implemented TimeScape analytics and data management system to satisfy requirements for a flexible and dynamic risk data management platform.
risklab required a solution to centralize disparate databases while quickly responding to client requests. TimeScape was chosen for its flexible data model and user friendly APIs, which have made it quick to model data, add new instruments, structures, and create dynamic risk reports and strategies.
OIS Discounting and Curve Management Event
The recent Xenomorph and Numerix co-hosted Wilmott Forum event on Overnight Index Swap (OIS) Discounting and Curve Management proved both topical and popular. Three speakers looked at the issue of OIS vs LIBOR discounting from the point of view of the practitioner, financial engineer and systems developer.
Videos of the event are available dealing with:
OIS Discounting: General Background
OIS and Its Impact on Modeling, Calibration and Funding of OTC Derivatives
Curve Generation Best Practices
Tabb Forum video: Data is Revenue
Tools for better data management, commonly seen in a back office setting, are becoming increasingly relevant for the front office as they try to identify new opportunities and find new alpha.
The value of good data management to Risk is demonstrable as it enables risk issues to be caught and dealt with in a timely manner.
Brian Sentance, CEO Xenomorph, talks to Tabb Group’s Paul Rowady about the benefits of providing the front office with tools to use data that has long been stuck in the back office.
Watch the video on the TabbFORUM website.
Reference Data Technology: Keys to Change
What’s driving investment in data management technology? How are data management tools keeping up with greater volumes of reference data, and which data functions should firms consider when preparing for change? Answers to these and more questions can be found in the June Inside Reference Data Technology Special Report, where Brian Sentance, CEO Xenomorph, joined other industry professionals to discuss key issues affecting reference data technology.
Xenomorph in the News
“Volatility, New Regs Demand Better Data Management”, Advanced Trading, June 2012
Brian Sentance shares his views on the importance of front office staff being actively involved in data management, a discipline long confined to the back office. Not only will data quality rapidly improve but the business will quickly benefit from reduced costs and reduced operational risk, something actively sought by institutions worldwide.
“Risky Business”, Finance on Windows, May 2012
Analysing and managing risk is becoming increasingly complex: driven by new regulations, the ever-growing volumes of data and the speed at which the data is needed. These issues and the impact they are having on financial institutions are considered by industry insiders who share their views with Jacqui Griffiths in the article “Risky Business” which she penned for the May edition of Finance on Windows.
“Building the Infrastructure”, Markets Media, May 2012
This article looks at the need for robust financial markets utilities to minimise regulatory risk, particularly in the areas of post-trade services such as clearing, settlement and data repositories.
“The Big Bang Theory of Regulation”, Markets Media, May 2012
In this article Steve Marlin explores whether different regulatory regimes can co-exist without creating instability or triggering regulatory arbitrage in today’s global economy. There is general consensus amongst the industry players that regulators are working towards a common goal of greater market oversight, financial stability, accountability and transparency. However, in the short term disparity exists as regulations differ between countries posing potential financial and operational risk.
“Through the Regulatory Looking Glass”, Markets Media, May 2012
This piece explores how regulators are striving to ensure greater transparency across many asset classes and how clients are facing increased pressure to answer queries in shorter timeframes and provide more granular detail of a bi-temporal nature.