Risk technology rankings 2008

In unprecedented market conditions, Murex retained its top position in Risk's 2008 technology rankings. However, Thomson Reuters and Algorithmics are close behind, demonstrating that, despite the financial crisis, competition among software vendors remains as fierce as ever. By Clive Davidson, with research by Xiao-Long Chen

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The past 18 months has proved to be the ultimate stress test for many aspects of financial services, including the technology used to price, trade and risk-manage derivatives transactions. Many of the postmortems into the causes of the crisis have pointed to an overreliance on models by banks and a failure to rigorously question the inputs entered into them. However, the number of responses in this year's Risk technology rankings - the highest ever at 2,655 - suggests a vote of confidence for

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