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December 2009

Quantifi Whitepaper on the Evolution of Counterparty Risk

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The white paper reviews how banks have innovated counterparty credit risk management and focuses on the trend of moving credit risk from a traditional “reserve model” to the “market model.” The reserve model involved transaction fees that were essentially insurance policies against losses due to counterparty defaults. Later, in response to the need to free capital and increase capacity, banks began to price and hedge counterparty credit risk like other market risks in what was known as the market model. read more

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Quantifi Wins Credit Magazine Innovation Awards 2009

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Credit magazine’s Technology Innovation Awards recognize the achievements of technology firms for their pioneering work in credit and related industries. The nine solution providers recognized in this year’s Credit Technology Innovation Awards have developed products that were judged as best delivering the technological innovation that has been critical in enabling firms to reduce operational risk, increase efficiency, and maintain pace with the rapidly changing regulatory requirements that have characterized this year. By modeling not just the debt or equity portion of the CLO, but the collateral pool as well, Quantifi’s new model provides an innovative approach to modeling that enables clients to deconstruct complex credit structures and identify how different risk factors affect the value of their portfolios read more

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November 2009

Quantifi Named NJTC Growth Company of the Year Finalist

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The Growth Company of the Year awards, presented at the Annual NJTC Awards Gala, publically recognize and celebrate the achievements of New Jersey’s technology sector. Quantifi offers credit models, pricing analytics and risk management software to financial institutions across the globe, including many of the largest and most active participants in the market. In the last year, Quantifi has helped banks, hedge funds, insurance companies and asset managers address the challenges of the global credit crisis by delivering real-time risk management, reducing operational risks, and managing the increased trade volumes generated by credit events. read more

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Quantifi Acquires Moment Analytics, Inc.

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Moment Analytics provides trading and risk management infrastructure for buy- and sell-side institutions covering a variety of OTC and exchange-traded fixed income, foreign exchange, equity, commodity and credit products. Moments Analytics’ clients include a top five investment bank, a $4bn top performing fixed income fund, a $700MM macro fixed income hedge fund, and a leading rating agency. Quantifi will integrate components of the Moment Analytics software into the firm’s product suite and continue to support Moment Analytics’ clients. read more

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October 2009

Quantifi Ranks 181 on Deloitte Fast 500

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Technology Fast 500™ provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. This ranking is compiled from nominations submitted directly to the Technology Fast 500™ website, and public company database research conducted by Deloitte. Technology Fast 500™ award winners for 2009 are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth during the five year period from 2004 to 2008. read more

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September 2009

Quantifi Ranked No.67 Amongst Top Financial Services Firms by Inc. Magazine

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The 5000 fastest growing private companies in the US list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the US economy – independent minded entrepreneurs. In 2008, the ranking which classifies companies by industry, ranked Quantifi within the Top 100 Software Companies category. This year, Quantifi was ranked No. 67 within the broader category of Top 100 Financial Services Companies and achieved 1546 in the Inc. 5000. The Inc. 5000 ranking is based on Quantifi’s three year sales growth rate of 206.6% from 2005 to 2008. Comparatively, the median growth rate for ranked companies in the same industry is 128.6% and growth within this sector in the US economy at large is 14.92%.

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August 2009

Quantifi Releases V9.2

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"All OTC derivatives market participants are facing significant challenges with regulatory uncertainty and volatile markets. The release of V9.2 builds upon our proven record of first-to-market innovations that directly address these challenges and allow our clients to focus on their core business. This release provides specific features that reduce operational risk, enhance real-time risk management, and broaden product coverage,” says Rohan Douglas, CEO of Quantifi.

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June 2009

National Bank of Greece Selects Quantifi for Credit Trading

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 “We recognised that having access to market-tested pricing tools and analytics was essential in support of our structured credit trading activities. And Quantifi’s name had come highly recommended. We reviewed a number of alternatives, but selected Quantifi XL because the product offers a powerful, flexible and easy-to-use interface. We are particularly impressed with the depth of knowledge and responsiveness offered by Quantifi’s staff.” Vangelis Delimpasis, Head of Credit Derivatives trading at NBG

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Quantifi Increases Performance Through Intel® Multi-Core Technology

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As the evolving credit markets put new strains on firms’ pricing and risk technology, Quantifi enhanced the firm’s software suite and the robustness and accuracy of the pricing tools. In order to address the increased computational requirements, the firm optimized its entire suite of solutions to scale over multiple cores on a single workstation or server. By utilizing Intel® Threading Building Blocks (Intel® TBB), Quantifi was able to speed up calculation time by as much as eight times on a standard desktop PC.

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Structured Product – Technology Survey

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The Structured Products technology survey was based solely on the votes of technology end-users and was compiled based on 235 valid responses. Respondents were asked to nominate the firms that provide the best product offerings across different markets, such as market risk, credit risk, trading systems and analytics, based on the functionality, usability, performance, return on investment and reliability provided by technology vendors.

 
 

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May 2009

Quantifi Clients Begin Trading Standard North American Corporate (SNAC) CDS

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As part of the company’s focus on helping firms trading the SNAC CDS, Quantifi has been closely monitoring their introduction and effect on market participants. A recent survey of Quantifi clients revealed that nearly 90% of respondents rated having support for the new SNAC CDS contracts as either important or very important to their business. Over half of the respondents felt that the new SNAC CDS contracts will change booking and risk management of their credit portfolios. Nearly 80% of Quantifi clients who responded to the survey stated that they felt their firms had completed all necessary changes for front, middle and back office processing for the ISDA Big Bang before April 8th. read more

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April 2009

Quantifi Opens Office in Manhattan

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“The opening of our office in New York is a testament to our continuing success,” says Rohan Douglas, CEO of Quantifi, Inc. “Since we first founded the firm in 2002 and opened the doors to our headquarters in Summit, New Jersey, we have steadily expanded our global presence in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. We look forward to a prosperous 2009 and further growing our boundaries to maturing markets where we are experiencing robust demand.” Rohan Douglas, CEO and Founder of Quantifi, Inc read more

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March 2009

Quantifi Adds Support for ISDA CDS “Big Bang” with Release of Version 9.1.4

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 “There are profound changes occurring in the CDS market as part of the ISDA CDS ‘Big Bang’. As these changes will have a significant impact on existing modeling and trading infrastructure, support for these new contracts before they begin trading on April 8th is crucial for all market participants. With this release, we are making sure our clients are fully prepared so that the transition is as seamless as possible. Rohan Douglas, CEO and Founder of Quantifi, Inc read more
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February 2009

Quantifi continues growth in 2008

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In 2008, Quantifi increased headcount by 62%, adding senior executives and staff members with extensive experience in the credit markets. 2008 also saw a 37% increase in clients, which include top-tier banks, hedge funds, asset managers and insurance companies. The firm has also seen significant global growth with its EMEA client base doubling in 2008. The firm also opened an office in Sydney, Australia to service increased demand in that region and partnered with Rickie Market Solutions to expand the firm’s presence in Japan. read more

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