• Risk Management

      • * Suncorp Metway uses Flametree Software's Sienna product for fixed-interest-risk management and performance attribution.
        * BlueBay Asset Management selects SunGard's integrated Panorama and Decalog solution for real-time risk management, order management, trading and portfolio management.
      • * SunGard Trading partners with Alpha Strategies to develope multi-factor portfolio-risk analysis for its Panorama solution.
        * Kamakura releases Version 4.0 of its KRM risk management solution.
        * The Professional Risk Managers' International Association forms a new regional chapter in Brazil.
      • * Spending on risk-management technology is expected to outpace spending growth in most other areas of technology for the financial-service industry.
        * Barra launches an enhanced version of its Aegis System for investment managers.
        * JPMorgan deploys Application Networks' JRisk solution to develop its Credit Market risk-management system.
      • Financials Group Equity Research is not recommending Instinet or Island until there is further consolidation among electronic-communication networks; Celent Communications forecasts $4.1 billion to be spent on information technology 2002; The path to advancement in the technology field begins close to home; Financial institutions have to make technology enhancements to their risk-management systems in order to comply with the impending regulatory requirements.
      • Lyon Hardgrave is a first-year MBA student at Wharton, whose paper, "The Internet and Private Banking," recently one top prize in the Capco/Wharton Essay Contest. Read why Hardgrave's ideas about the Internet's potential to restructure the industry caught the attention of the judges.
      • * IBM launches a new application and data continuity service to safeguard customer networks, provide back-up systems for data and uninterrupted access to that data.
        * Dr. Stephen Figlewski and Dr. Stephen Kealhofer join the Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel of the Professional Risk Managers' International Association.
        * The International Swaps and Derivatives Association calls for participation for the Equity Derivatives Working group for the Financial-products Markup Language standard.
      • Financial services companies are re-assessing their relationships with Big-Five IT-consulting units as fallout from the Arthur Andersen-Enron accounting scandal raises questions about paying lucrative consulting fees to auditors that perform a dual role.
      • * SunGard is set to acquire Guardian iT.
        * The Bank of England, HM Treasury and the Financial Service Authority team up to launch a Web site to provide advice on business-continuity planning.
      • * The Global Association of Risk Professionals announce new management changes and a return to its non-profit status.
        * Wall Street Systems launch a new interest rate derivatives module.
      • * Moneyline Telerate provides its market-data feed, workstation and Internet customers with access to Salomon Analytics' Yield Book Calculator.
        * SAS will launch a new version of SAS Risk Management solution later this quarter.
        * Decisioneering and Dataskill partner to develop Stochastic Modeling Workbench.
      • * Meridien finds that in order to comply with new requirements, financial services firms need to enhance risk-management systems to support operational- and credit-risk initiatives.
        * Daishin Securities selects Kamakura's Kamakura Risk Manager-VaR for its market risk analysis.
        * The Professional Risk Managers' International Association forms a new regional chapter in Venezuela.

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