New Zealand Superannuation Fund (NZSF) is the sovereign wealth fund of NZ. It’s 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.
Quantifi has won the front-office technology award for Pricing & Analytics: fixed income, currencies and credit at the Risk.net Market Technology Awards. These awards reflect the contribution made by technology providers that support trading or investment in the listed, OTC derivatives and cash markets. read more
Webinar with Intel
This paper highlights the main changes being introduced by the new market risk standards and the related challenges in terms of data management, modelling and technology. The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) heralds a new era in bank risk management, making it one of the most critical items on a bank’s to-do list for the immediate future and beyond. This paper highlights the enormity of the data and modelling requirements imposed by FRTB as well as its impact on banks’ risk and systems architecture. read more
Quantif has been named Best Technology Solution in the Investment Week Fund Services Awards 2017. These awards recognise companies that offer cutting edge services and solutions in the most seamless, efficient and innovate ways to those involved in the investment management industry. read more
Quantifi has been named Best Multi-Asset Trading & Portfolio Management System in Corporate Vision’s Technology Innovator Awards. Winners were chosen through a combination of votes gathered from their network of respected industry partners, together with their in-depth and rigorous in-house research process. The underlying factors driving Quantifi’s success in the investment management space are new technology, advanced functionality and responsive client services. read more
by Quantifi & Intel
New challenges in the financial markets driven by changes in market structure and regulations and accounting rules like Basel III, EMIR, Dodd Frank, MiFID II, Solvency II, IFRS 13, IRFS 9, and FRTB have increased demand for higher performance risk and analytics. Problems like XVA require orders of magnitude more calculations for accurate results. This demand for higher performance has put a focus on how to get the most out of the latest generation of hardware. Vectorisation is a key tool for dramatically improving the performance of code running on modern CPUs. Vectorisation is the process of converting an algorithm from operating on a single value at a time to operating on a set of values at one time. Modern CPUs provide direct support for vector operations where a single instruction is applied to multiple data (SIMD).