Quantifi Recognised as Category Leader in the XCelent FRTB Solutions Awards 2017
Quantifi has been positioned as ‘Category Leader’ in the XCelent Awards for the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB) Solutions. Celent, a research and consulting firm, recently published a report ‘FRTB and the Upcoming Renaissance in market risk Management, Part 3’ in which it evaluated technology solutions that address the ecosystem of requirements using Celent’s ABCD framework.
Quantifi has been positioned in the Ecosystem Component Specialists (Risk) category based on its comprehensive level of coverage and functionality for FRTB. This category distinguishes pricing and risk analytics providers with the core components to support a bank's FRTB programme in terms of more complex derivatives analytics or front-office-centric capital optimization capabilities.
"There are significant opportunities to use FRTB as a catalyst for changing market risk management practices and operations. Where appropriate, adoption of next generation technology infrastructures and emerging innovations enable Front Office, Risk and Finance functions to achieve capital-efficient options and drive operational gains in the market risk data production chain”, says Cubillas Ding, Research Director at Celent’s Securities and Investments Group.
This report highlights Quantifi’s support for FRTB which includes full revaluations, across derivatives and fixed income instruments, strong coverage for P&L generation, decomposition, attribution, and sign-off processes; as well as extensive risk measures, risk methodologies, and stress testing functionality that is consistent across front and middle office. The report also acknowledges Quantifi’s ability to deliver to larger-scale firm-wide initiatives with its strong architectural design providing clients with greater ease of future adaptation, flexibility for ‘plug & play’ interfacing in heterogeneous environments, and bi-directional integration. This modern architecture has contributed to a strong track record of successful client implementations - with 100% success rates in delivering on-budget and on-time.
“Quantifi is delighted to be recognised as category leader in the XCelent awards for its breadth of coverage and functionality for FRTB,” comments Rohan Douglas, CEO, Quantifi. “The changes required to implement FRTB are transformational and will require firms to re-examine their risk and pricing model architecture and enhance market data process. At Quantifi we continue to evolve to help firms navigate new regulatory demands. We are currently engaged with several banks on how we can support their business strategy and help them meet the significant demands of FRTB implementation.” continues Rohan.