Technology innovation of the year awarded to Numerix
Latest analytical tools helping insurers to sift through their data
Companies are setting up research teams to spot new risks
Structured Products Technology Rankings 2014
Room for improvement
A 30-fold increase in its computing grid, enabling coverage of 90% of the bank's derivatives business - a two-year overhaul of the counterparty risk framework at Royal Bank of Scotland wins this year's in-house system award
The start of Europe’s new risk reporting regime was delayed by the drawn-out legislative debate on CRD IV, but that hasn’t given the industry much more time to prepare. Technical detail was published in July, just five months ahead of the 2014 start...
As insurers begin to conduct dry runs of their reporting schedules in preparation for the various conflicting regulations coming into force, it is becoming clear just how difficult compliance is going to be. Clive Davidson reports
Asia Risk technology rankings 2013
As insurers look for ways to improve the speed of their modelling calculations, some are turning to microprocessors originally developed for computer graphics in games consoles to increase calculation times. But while graphical processing units can achieve...
The move towards OIS discounting is proving difficult enough for banks in US and European markets but firms in Asia are facing the added difficulty of a dealing with multiple currencies
Crunch time for data
Jumping the hedge
Technology innovation of the year: BNP Paribas
As computational demands on banks have increased, some have turned to powerful graphics processing units, but these were initially applied at the transaction pricing level. Now, they are starting to cover portfolio valuations and other enterprise-level...
Security in lending?
Cloud technology potentially offers insurers an efficient way to undertake the huge amount of actuarial and risk modelling calculations that need to be performed. But with concerns around data security and reliability, is it really a fail-safe option?...