Technology

Financial pricing for the 21st century

Putting a price on assets for which no active market exists is a process mired in complexity and no little controversy. But the pricing models of yesteryear are simply not up to the job. David Patrikarakos looks at the new generation of valuation models…

Urgency and uncertainty

The Basel Committee published further clarification on its proposal for a new incremental risk charge in January. What challenges does this pose from a systems perspective, and how are banks and technology vendors responding? By Clive Davidson

The fast track

Modern trading and risk technology systems are large and complex, but banks are becoming increasingly wary of running into implementation difficulties. As a result, technology vendors are packaging their systems so they are quicker and simpler to get up…

SunGard launches Aligne

Pennsylvania-based software firm SunGard has introduced a software solution suite to help energy companies improve and speed up decision making through streamlining and integrating information across different business operations.

Stopping the rot

Noises from leading banks that they may be returning to profitability are failing to mask the painful truth that vast quantities of toxic assets are still causing a stink on banks' balance sheets. Credit looks at the various plans being put forward to…

Urgency and uncertainty

The Basel Committee published further clarification on its proposal for a new incremental risk charge in January. What challenges does this pose from a systems perspective, and how are banks and technology vendors responding? By Clive Davidson

Mashups take root

The financial crisis revealed many banks did not have a complete view of risk across all parts of their business. Could 'mashups' allow banks to bridge gaps by pulling together data from multiple sources? By Donna Haws

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