News in Brief
TimeScape released on Windows Azure Cloud
TimeScape has been enabled for use on Microsoft’s cloud platform, Windows Azure, providing our clients with the ability to run TimeScape in the cloud as an additional and complementary option to client-site installation. The flexibility in system deployment enables clients to have greater control over infrastructure costs and ensure global availability of their data and analytics.
Xenomorph Accelerates Analysis with S&P Capital IQ Enterprise Data Solutions
Xenomorph has built a connector between its TimeScape platform, and S&P Capital IQ’s enterprise data solutions including Fundamentals, Valuations, Reference Data and Cross Referencing Services. The connector provides rich company data and information, including ownership, financials, company transactions, estimates, credit ratings and research, valuations and pricing, global terms and conditions, and corporate actions. Xenomorph clients will be able to integrate S&P Capital IQ’s content into their platforms and business operations faster and more efficiently than before. As a result end users will be able to integrate complex data and products into core systems in minutes.
All About Risk (AAR) Software and Services Report 2013 available for free download
Now in its sixth successful year the AAR Risk Software and Services Report 2013 has just been published and is available for free download from allaboutrisk.com, the online portal dedicated to risk management.
In the Market Risk section of the report, Brian Sentance, CEO, Xenomorph, shared some of the key principles adopted by Xenomorph and its clients in addressing the challenges of providing data for risk reporting and analysis in increasingly granular detail.
Best Risk Data Management/Analytics Platform: Xenomorph
Xenomorph has been voted the best risk data management/analytics platform by the A-Team Group’s readership. The award, presented at the A-Team’s DMS Data Management event in London, demonstrates that industry practitioners recognise Xenomorph’s on-going commitment to deliver flexible and innovative solutions that enable our clients to integrate high quality, consistent and complete datasets across multiple risk management processes.
Have your say in The Risk Technology Rankings – vote today
Help decide which firms provide the best technology for risk management, derivatives trading and analytics by participating in Risk Magazine’s annual technology survey. The survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete. It is divided into a number of categories including data, pricing and analytics and risk management. The results will be published in the December edition of Risk and will be sent to those who participated who left full contact details.
Vote for Xenomorph as your preferred vendor for risk data repository and data management by accessing the survey here:
The deadline for responses is 27th October 2013, so vote today.
Xenomorph in the News
Breaking Down Data Silos: Calculating Risk vs. Return – TabbFORUM 14th October 2013
Brian Sentance revisits the issue of data silos in financial organisations and explores their pitfalls, from the increase in a firm’s unknown exposure, to data inconsistency, reporting issues and the inability to consider all risk measures in business decision making. He explores how some firms are successfully breaking away from data silos starting with the creation of a unified data model to provide consistent access to real-time, static and historic data which will provide more accurate data, easier validation and reconciliation and improved use of data by staff outside the risk function. Such moves enable firms to improve risk management from top down and bottom up perspectives and enable them to meet current and future compliance and regulatory requirements.
Click here to read the full article and to add your comments on this ever thorny issue.