The derivatives landscape has evolved greatly over the past few years, driven by the scale and pace of regulatory change, economic unease and competitive pressures. These drivers have heightened the attention on risk technology and operations, forcing firms to re-think their business operating models. The rapid pace of innovation in technology presents a whole new range of possibilities for how technology can be leveraged in financial markets.
New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF) is the sovereign wealth fund of NZ. Its purpose is to help pre-fund the future pension/superannuation liabilities of an increasingly aging NZ population. NZSF wanted a single view of risk across multiple public and private asset classes and was looking for a solution with proven credit and liquidity risk management functionality. With Quantifi, NZSF has strengthened its risk management across risk disciplines and improved operational efficiency.
As a new fund, the client was looking for a technology partner who understood the specific challenges they are faced with and can scale as the fund grows. Given the need for strong risk control capabilities the client was looking for a solution that would allow their traders and portfolio managers to analyse risk at deal and aggregated portfolio level. The risk function required the ability to generate sensitivities, stress tests and scenario analysis for the portfolio, along with the required management and investor reports.