Special/Technology

Chip and win: Banks expand use of GPUs

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…

Rising to the technology challenge

The structured product market is staggering to its feet after the financial crisis dealt it a near fatal blow. Simple payout structures, shorter terms and capital protection kept the market alive, then investors looked to structures with payouts linked…

Where to next?

Energy trading is experiencing rapid change and it can be difficult for ETRM software to keep pace. Rachel Morison finds out which issues software vendors are tackling and what they expect next-generation software to achieve

More speed, more efficiency

Banks are increasingly aware of the speed and efficiency that is required to process data when creating and dealing in structured products. Calls for transparency and liquidity mean it is vital to choose systems that can cope with the products'…