Imagine Software https://www.imaginesoftware.com Real-Time Portfolio, Risk Management & Regulatory Software for Financial Firms Tue, 10 Apr 2018 15:46:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Imagine Lauded as Best International Risk Management & Regulatory Software Provider — UK https://www.imaginesoftware.com/imagine-lauded-as-best-international-risk-management-regulatory-software-provider-uk/ https://www.imaginesoftware.com/imagine-lauded-as-best-international-risk-management-regulatory-software-provider-uk/#respond Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:57:55 +0000 https://www.imaginesoftware.com/?p=2717 Imagine Software Inc. is pleased to announce that our firm received the “Best International Risk Management & Regulatory Software Provider – United Kingdom” in CV Magazine’s 2018 Technology Innovator awards.

As announced by the publication, the 4thAnnual Technology Innovator Awards “highlight the truly top performing businesses, individuals and departments in today’s market, and our expert teams have worked tirelessly throughout the process to ensure that only the most deserving receive one of our prestigious awards.”

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Imagine Software Inc. is pleased to announce that our firm received the “Best International Risk Management & Regulatory Software Provider – United Kingdom” in CV Magazine’s 2018 Technology Innovator awards.

As announced by the publication, the 4thAnnual Technology Innovator Awards “highlight the truly top performing businesses, individuals and departments in today’s market, and our expert teams have worked tirelessly throughout the process to ensure that only the most deserving receive one of our prestigious awards.”

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IR Hedging Matrix & Portfolio Analytics https://www.imaginesoftware.com/ir-hedging-matrix-portfolio-analytics/ https://www.imaginesoftware.com/ir-hedging-matrix-portfolio-analytics/#respond Mon, 02 Apr 2018 19:58:39 +0000 https://www.imaginesoftware.com/?p=2711 Nowadays, it is common practice to utilize fixed income instruments to hedge against the unpredictable equity market. However fixed income instruments have their own interest rate risk that requires hedging as well.

Imagine’s interactive interest rate hedging tool, the IR Hedging Matrix, enables users to evaluate interest rate risks associated with any portfolio, book, or ledger, and returns the number of hedge contracts needed to hedge the interest rate risk.

Click here to read learn more.

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Nowadays, it is common practice to utilize fixed income instruments to hedge against the unpredictable equity market. However fixed income instruments have their own interest rate risk that requires hedging as well.

Imagine’s interactive interest rate hedging tool, the IR Hedging Matrix, enables users to evaluate interest rate risks associated with any portfolio, book, or ledger, and returns the number of hedge contracts needed to hedge the interest rate risk.

Click here to read learn more.

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Imagine Best Risk Management Tech Provider https://www.imaginesoftware.com/2705-2/ https://www.imaginesoftware.com/2705-2/#respond Mon, 26 Mar 2018 18:33:34 +0000 https://www.imaginesoftware.com/?p=2705 Imagine Best Risk Management Technology Provider on HFM European Shortlist

Imagine Software has been shortlisted as the “Best Risk Management Technology Provider” in the HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards.

Now in their 9th year, the European Service Awards recognize hedge fund service providers who have demonstrated exceptional client service, innovative product development, and sustainable business growth over the past 12 months.

In announcing the news, HFM said, “We had a huge number of entries, so it’s a fantastic achievement.”

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Imagine Best Risk Management Technology Provider on HFM European Shortlist

Imagine Software has been shortlisted as the “Best Risk Management Technology Provider” in the HFM European Hedge Fund Services Awards.

Now in their 9th year, the European Service Awards recognize hedge fund service providers who have demonstrated exceptional client service, innovative product development, and sustainable business growth over the past 12 months.

In announcing the news, HFM said, “We had a huge number of entries, so it’s a fantastic achievement.”

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2017 AFTAs Winners’ Circle: Imagine Software Interview https://www.imaginesoftware.com/2017-aftas-winners-circle-imagine-software-interview/ https://www.imaginesoftware.com/2017-aftas-winners-circle-imagine-software-interview/#respond Wed, 28 Feb 2018 18:46:38 +0000 https://www.imaginesoftware.com/?p=2692

INTERVIEW: After winning the coveted vendor innovation category for risk, compliance and reporting at this year’s AFTAs, Anthony Malakian interviews Imagine Software’s CEO, Lance Smith, to talk about risk, regulation, and what’s coming up in 2018.

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INTERVIEW: After winning the coveted vendor innovation category for risk, compliance and reporting at this year’s AFTAs, Anthony Malakian interviews Imagine Software’s CEO, Lance Smith, to talk about risk, regulation, and what’s coming up in 2018.

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2018 Acquisition International Award https://www.imaginesoftware.com/2018-acquisition-international-award/ https://www.imaginesoftware.com/2018-acquisition-international-award/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:19:35 +0000 https://www.imaginesoftware.com/?p=2686 https://www.imaginesoftware.com/2018-acquisition-international-award/feed/ 0 Imagine Wins the 6th Annual Hedge Fund Awards by Acquisition International https://www.imaginesoftware.com/imagine-wins-the-6th-annual-hedge-fund-awards-by-acquisition-international/ https://www.imaginesoftware.com/imagine-wins-the-6th-annual-hedge-fund-awards-by-acquisition-international/#respond Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:25:27 +0000 https://www.imaginesoftware.com/?p=2682 Imagine Wins Best Fund Management Software Provider & Sustained Excellence in Risk Management Solutions Award in the 6th Annual Hedge Fund Awards by Acquisition International

February 20, 2018 – Imagine is proud to announce its award for “Best Fund Management Software Provider & Sustained Excellence in Risk Management Solutions” in the 6th annual Hedge Fund Awards conducted by Acquisition International. The 2018 Hedge Fund Awards celebrate the best firms, managers, funds, and fund of hedge funds that manage to maintain a high-level of return and professionalism in what has proven to be turbulent times for the industry.

Those receiving the 2018 Hedge Fund Awards have earned them. As announced, Acquisition International said, “The winners are selected based on a rigorous methodology including quantitative and qualitative analysis as well as innovation, performance, and quality. Our judging panel focuses on the risk and return characteristics of all nominees, and it is one of the most prestigious awards programs covering the Hedge Fund and Alternative Investment industries.”

Scott Sherman, Co-Founder and Global Head of Sales and Business Development for Imagine Software, said, “We are delighted to receive this distinction from Acquisition International, and we thank our clients for their continued support.”


About Imagine Software

Founded in 1993, Imagine Software is the leading provider of real-time portfolio, risk management, and regulatory solutions for global financial services firms. Imagine provides institutional-grade functionality, broad cross-asset instrument support, and the ability to employ and scale any trading strategy for businesses of all sizes and complexity. Firms rely on Imagine to manage their entire portfolio and risk management operations, create product and business-specific solutions, deliver on-time regulatory reports, and scale for growth. Today, Imagine services clients in more than 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions.

Headquartered in New York City, Imagine has offices in Hong Kong, London, and Sydney. For more information, visit www.imaginesoftware.com or contact Imagine Software at 212.317.7600 and follow us on Twitter and Linked In.

For further information and media inquiries, please contact:

Debra Douglas
Director of Marketing
Imagine Software
debrad@imagine-sw.com
212-317-7615

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Imagine Wins Best Fund Management Software Provider & Sustained Excellence in Risk Management Solutions Award in the 6th Annual Hedge Fund Awards by Acquisition International

February 20, 2018 – Imagine is proud to announce its award for “Best Fund Management Software Provider & Sustained Excellence in Risk Management Solutions” in the 6th annual Hedge Fund Awards conducted by Acquisition International. The 2018 Hedge Fund Awards celebrate the best firms, managers, funds, and fund of hedge funds that manage to maintain a high-level of return and professionalism in what has proven to be turbulent times for the industry.

Those receiving the 2018 Hedge Fund Awards have earned them. As announced, Acquisition International said, “The winners are selected based on a rigorous methodology including quantitative and qualitative analysis as well as innovation, performance, and quality. Our judging panel focuses on the risk and return characteristics of all nominees, and it is one of the most prestigious awards programs covering the Hedge Fund and Alternative Investment industries.”

Scott Sherman, Co-Founder and Global Head of Sales and Business Development for Imagine Software, said, “We are delighted to receive this distinction from Acquisition International, and we thank our clients for their continued support.”


About Imagine Software

Founded in 1993, Imagine Software is the leading provider of real-time portfolio, risk management, and regulatory solutions for global financial services firms. Imagine provides institutional-grade functionality, broad cross-asset instrument support, and the ability to employ and scale any trading strategy for businesses of all sizes and complexity. Firms rely on Imagine to manage their entire portfolio and risk management operations, create product and business-specific solutions, deliver on-time regulatory reports, and scale for growth. Today, Imagine services clients in more than 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions.

Headquartered in New York City, Imagine has offices in Hong Kong, London, and Sydney. For more information, visit www.imaginesoftware.com or contact Imagine Software at 212.317.7600 and follow us on Twitter and Linked In.

For further information and media inquiries, please contact:

Debra Douglas
Director of Marketing
Imagine Software
debrad@imagine-sw.com
212-317-7615

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Imagine Wins Best Real-Time Portfolio, Risk and Regulatory Solutions Award https://www.imaginesoftware.com/imagine-wins-best-real-time-portfolio-risk-and-regulatory-solutions-award/ https://www.imaginesoftware.com/imagine-wins-best-real-time-portfolio-risk-and-regulatory-solutions-award/#respond Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:09:10 +0000 https://www.imaginesoftware.com/?p=2677 February 9, 2018 – For the third year running, Imagine Software has won the “Best Real-Time Portfolio, Risk and Regulatory Solutions Award” from The Hedge Fund Journal.  Citing Imagine’s innovative work in creating the Real-Time Risk & Compliance (RRC) Solution, Rod Sparks, Publisher of the Hedge Fund Journal, said, “Imagine continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions for exceedingly complex and ultra-high-speed financial operations, particularly as firms contend with increased regulatory reporting, so they can safely scale for growth.”

Sparks added that The Hedge Fund Journal Editor, Hamlin Lovell, said of Imagine, “Imagine creates the market-leading technologies that help firms adapt to and succeed amidst the twin challenges of ever-faster markets and increasingly complex regulations. It is therefore entirely appropriate that we should honor Imagine again with this award.”

Scott Sherman, Co-Founder and Global Head of Sales and Business Development for Imagine Software, said, “We are honored to receive this wonderful distinction from The Hedge Fund Journal, and we thank our clients for working with us as we break through traditional risk management boundaries to create visionary solutions for financial leaders.”

About Imagine Software

Founded in 1993, Imagine Software is the leading provider of real-time portfolio, risk management, and regulatory solutions for global financial services firms. Imagine provides institutional-grade functionality, broad cross-asset instrument support, and the ability to employ and scale any trading strategy for businesses of all sizes and complexity. Firms rely on Imagine to manage their entire portfolio and risk management operations, create product and business-specific solutions, deliver on-time regulatory reports, and scale for growth. Today, Imagine services clients in more than 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.

Headquartered in New York City, Imagine has offices in Hong Kong, London, and Sydney. For more information, visit www.imaginesoftware.com or contact Imagine Software at 212.317.7600 and follow us on Twitter and Linked In.

For further information and media inquiries, please contact:

Debra Douglas
Director of Marketing
Imagine Software
debrad@imagine-sw.com
212-317-7615

 

 

 

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In The Lead for Three Years Running

February 9, 2018 – For the third year running, Imagine Software has won the “Best Real-Time Portfolio, Risk and Regulatory Solutions Award” from The Hedge Fund Journal.  Citing Imagine’s innovative work in creating the Real-Time Risk & Compliance (RRC) Solution, Rod Sparks, Publisher of the Hedge Fund Journal, said, “Imagine continues to lead the industry with innovative solutions for exceedingly complex and ultra-high-speed financial operations, particularly as firms contend with increased regulatory reporting, so they can safely scale for growth.”

Sparks added that The Hedge Fund Journal Editor, Hamlin Lovell, said of Imagine, “Imagine creates the market-leading technologies that help firms adapt to and succeed amidst the twin challenges of ever-faster markets and increasingly complex regulations. It is therefore entirely appropriate that we should honor Imagine again with this award.”

Scott Sherman, Co-Founder and Global Head of Sales and Business Development for Imagine Software, said, “We are honored to receive this wonderful distinction from The Hedge Fund Journal, and we thank our clients for working with us as we break through traditional risk management boundaries to create visionary solutions for financial leaders.”


About Imagine Software

Founded in 1993, Imagine Software is the leading provider of real-time portfolio, risk management, and regulatory solutions for global financial services firms. Imagine provides institutional-grade functionality, broad cross-asset instrument support, and the ability to employ and scale any trading strategy for businesses of all sizes and complexity. Firms rely on Imagine to manage their entire portfolio and risk management operations, create product and business-specific solutions, deliver on-time regulatory reports, and scale for growth. Today, Imagine services clients in more than 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.

Headquartered in New York City, Imagine has offices in Hong Kong, London, and Sydney. For more information, visit www.imaginesoftware.com or contact Imagine Software at 212.317.7600 and follow us on Twitter and Linked In.

For further information and media inquiries, please contact:

Debra Douglas
Director of Marketing
Imagine Software
debrad@imagine-sw.com
212-317-7615

 

 

 

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Imagine Incorporates Panopticon Dashboards into its Real-Time Portfolio, Risk and Compliance Management Solutions https://www.imaginesoftware.com/imagine-incorporates-panopticon-dashboards-into-its-real-time-portfolio-risk-and-compliance-management-solutions/ https://www.imaginesoftware.com/imagine-incorporates-panopticon-dashboards-into-its-real-time-portfolio-risk-and-compliance-management-solutions/#respond Wed, 07 Feb 2018 19:20:08 +0000 https://www.imaginesoftware.com/?p=2660 Partnership gives investment banks, hedge funds, broker dealers, pension funds, asset managers and prime brokers access to a wide range of optimized business intelligence

BEDFORD, Mass. – February 7, 2018 –

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) and Imagine Software today announced a partnership that enables Imagine to resell the Panopticon visual analytics platform alongside the firm’s front-to-back-office portfolio risk and compliance management solutions.

Imagine offers the power of real-time, institutional-grade portfolio and risk management solutions, either fully serviced in the cloud with real-time pricing, security master, corporate actions, and derived market data, or a traditional in-house software deployment. The company’s clients include many of the world’s leading investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers and other financial services firms engaged in trading strategies and across all asset classes trading.

Datawatch Panopticon’s visual analysis software leverages the power of Imagine solutions to enable easier monitoring and analysis of risk and profitability in real-time. In addition, Panopticon’s business intelligence dashboards help organize the plethora of data portfolios that risk managers have to navigate through, thus reducing the noise and optimally consolidating the most critical analytics in a readily accessible console.

“Imagine customers use Panopticon to connect to a range of real-time and historical data sources — including message buses, CEP engines, and Big Data repositories — and build custom analytical dashboards in mere minutes. This enables users to respond quickly to market events and make decisions that affect their organization’s profitability, compliance and exposure during the trading day, as opposed to waiting for end-of-day or end-of-period reports. That’s a tremendous business advantage over depending on the backward-looking, historical information that many financial firms still use to make critical decisions,” said Lance Smith, CEO and co-founder of Imagine Software.

Peter Simpson, vice president of visualization strategy at Datawatch, stated: “Imagine has some of the most advanced risk and trading solutions in the world. The combination of their excellent risk analytics and data management functions with the Panopticon visualization technology provides the industry with one of the most powerful platforms available. Imagine is ideal for helping fund managers and other investment professionals make the most of the opportunities available in volatile market conditions.”

For more information on Datawatch Panopticon, please visit: http://www.panopticon.com.

About Imagine Software

Imagine Software, founded in 1993, provides real-time portfolio, risk management, and regulatory solutions for the world’s leading financial services firms in more than twenty-five countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. Imagine provides institutional-grade functionality and broad cross-asset instrument support for businesses of all sizes and complexity. Imagine was the first to launch a cloud-based portfolio and risk management system in 2000 to make it easy for clients to access, customize, and use the firm’s extensive analytics and products.

Headquartered in New York City, Imagine has offices in Hong Kong, London and Sydney. For more information, visit www.imaginesoftware.com or contact Imagine Software at 212-317-7600, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Panopticon

Leading capital markets firms rely on Datawatch Panopticon for faster analytics of real-time streaming and time series data. The powerful combination of fast data access through real-time streaming connectivity, rapid data understanding through visual analysis, faster investigation through time series analysis and playback down to the individual tick, and speedier action, supports organizations in making faster, more informed decisions that have an immediate financial impact. For more information about Panopticon and how it has been deployed at customers in time critical areas across trading, risk, compliance, trading operations, and asset management, please visit: www.panopticon.com

About Datawatch Corporation

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) enables ordinary users to achieve extraordinary results with their data. Only Datawatch can unlock data from the widest variety of sources and prepare it for use in visualization and analytics tools, or for other business processes. When real-time visibility into rapidly changing data is critical, Datawatch also enables users to analyze streaming data, even in the most demanding environments, such as capital markets. Organizations of all sizes in more than 100 countries worldwide use Datawatch products, including 93 of the Fortune 100. The company is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, with offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Singapore and Manila. To learn more about Datawatch or download a free version of its enterprise software, please visit: www.datawatch.com.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such statements contained herein, including but not limited to those relating to product performance and viability, are based on current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include the following: rapid technological change; Datawatch’s dependence on the introduction of new products and product enhancements and possible delays in those introductions; acceptance of new products by the market, competition in the software industry generally, and in the markets for next generation analytics in particular; and Datawatch’s dependence on its principal products, proprietary software technology and software licensed from third parties. Further information on factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated is detailed in various publicly-available documents, which include, but are not limited to, filings made by Datawatch from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, those appearing in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2015. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of those factors.

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Media Contact:

Frank Moreno
Vice President Worldwide Marketing, Datawatch Corporation
frank_moreno@datawatch.com
978-275-8225
Twitter: @datawatch

Debra Douglas
Director of Marketing
Imagine Software
debrad@imaginesoftware.com
212-317-7615

© 2017 Datawatch Corporation. Datawatch and the Datawatch logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Datawatch Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Imagine Software Incorporates Panopticon Dashboards into its Real-Time Portfolio, Risk and Compliance Management Solutions

Partnership gives investment banks, hedge funds, broker dealers, pension funds, asset managers and prime brokers access to a wide range of optimized business intelligence

BEDFORD, Mass. – February 7, 2018 –

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) and Imagine Software today announced a partnership that enables Imagine to resell the Panopticon visual analytics platform alongside the firm’s front-to-back-office portfolio risk and compliance management solutions.

Imagine offers the power of real-time, institutional-grade portfolio and risk management solutions, either fully serviced in the cloud with real-time pricing, security master, corporate actions, and derived market data, or a traditional in-house software deployment. The company’s clients include many of the world’s leading investment banks, hedge funds, asset managers and other financial services firms engaged in trading strategies and across all asset classes trading.

Datawatch Panopticon’s visual analysis software leverages the power of Imagine solutions to enable easier monitoring and analysis of risk and profitability in real-time. In addition, Panopticon’s business intelligence dashboards help organize the plethora of data portfolios that risk managers have to navigate through, thus reducing the noise and optimally consolidating the most critical analytics in a readily accessible console.

“Imagine customers use Panopticon to connect to a range of real-time and historical data sources — including message buses, CEP engines, and Big Data repositories — and build custom analytical dashboards in mere minutes. This enables users to respond quickly to market events and make decisions that affect their organization’s profitability, compliance and exposure during the trading day, as opposed to waiting for end-of-day or end-of-period reports. That’s a tremendous business advantage over depending on the backward-looking, historical information that many financial firms still use to make critical decisions,” said Lance Smith, CEO and co-founder of Imagine Software.

Peter Simpson, vice president of visualization strategy at Datawatch, stated: “Imagine has some of the most advanced risk and trading solutions in the world. The combination of their excellent risk analytics and data management functions with the Panopticon visualization technology provides the industry with one of the most powerful platforms available. Imagine is ideal for helping fund managers and other investment professionals make the most of the opportunities available in volatile market conditions.”

For more information on Datawatch Panopticon, please visit: http://www.panopticon.com.

About Imagine Software

Imagine Software, founded in 1993, provides real-time portfolio, risk management, and regulatory solutions for the world’s leading financial services firms in more than twenty-five countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions. Imagine provides institutional-grade functionality and broad cross-asset instrument support for businesses of all sizes and complexity. Imagine was the first to launch a cloud-based portfolio and risk management system in 2000 to make it easy for clients to access, customize, and use the firm’s extensive analytics and products.

Headquartered in New York City, Imagine has offices in Hong Kong, London and Sydney. For more information, visit www.imaginesoftware.com or contact Imagine Software at 212-317-7600, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Panopticon

Leading capital markets firms rely on Datawatch Panopticon for faster analytics of real-time streaming and time series data. The powerful combination of fast data access through real-time streaming connectivity, rapid data understanding through visual analysis, faster investigation through time series analysis and playback down to the individual tick, and speedier action, supports organizations in making faster, more informed decisions that have an immediate financial impact. For more information about Panopticon and how it has been deployed at customers in time critical areas across trading, risk, compliance, trading operations, and asset management, please visit: www.panopticon.com

About Datawatch Corporation

Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ-CM: DWCH) enables ordinary users to achieve extraordinary results with their data. Only Datawatch can unlock data from the widest variety of sources and prepare it for use in visualization and analytics tools, or for other business processes. When real-time visibility into rapidly changing data is critical, Datawatch also enables users to analyze streaming data, even in the most demanding environments, such as capital markets. Organizations of all sizes in more than 100 countries worldwide use Datawatch products, including 93 of the Fortune 100. The company is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, with offices in New York, London, Frankfurt, Stockholm, Singapore and Manila. To learn more about Datawatch or download a free version of its enterprise software, please visit: www.datawatch.com.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995

Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such statements contained herein, including but not limited to those relating to product performance and viability, are based on current expectations, but are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could cause actual future results to differ materially from current expectations include the following: rapid technological change; Datawatch’s dependence on the introduction of new products and product enhancements and possible delays in those introductions; acceptance of new products by the market, competition in the software industry generally, and in the markets for next generation analytics in particular; and Datawatch’s dependence on its principal products, proprietary software technology and software licensed from third parties. Further information on factors that could cause actual results to differ from those anticipated is detailed in various publicly-available documents, which include, but are not limited to, filings made by Datawatch from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to, those appearing in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2015. Any forward-looking statements should be considered in light of those factors.

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Media Contact:

Frank Moreno
Vice President Worldwide Marketing, Datawatch Corporation
frank_moreno@datawatch.com
978-275-8225
Twitter: @datawatch

Debra Douglas
Director of Marketing
Imagine Software
debrad@imaginesoftware.com
212-317-7615

© 2017 Datawatch Corporation. Datawatch and the Datawatch logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Datawatch Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Waters Technology Q&A https://www.imaginesoftware.com/waters-technology-qa/ https://www.imaginesoftware.com/waters-technology-qa/#respond Mon, 29 Jan 2018 18:30:00 +0000 https://www.imaginesoftware.com/?p=2651 Imagine Software The hallmark of a truly innovative technology vendor is its ability to rapidly respond to changes in the market and address its clients’ demands by developing and delivering a new solution that provides exactly what is required of it. New York-based Imagine Software, winner of the most innovative third-party technology vendor category (risk, compliance and reporting) at the 2017 AFTAs, has displayed this quality in spades through its Real-Time Risk and Compliance (RRC) solution.

While this may be Imagine’s first appearance in AFTAs’ winners’ circle, its approach to innovating its technology offering in line with market demands and the changing regulatory environment surely bodes well for the future. In the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers failure back in September 2008 and the subsequent global financial crisis, demand for enhanced risk and portfolio management systems skyrocketed, forming the genesis of Imagine Software’s approach to its technology development efforts. The RRC solution was commissioned by the vendor’s clients, with some requiring a solution to manage global compliance, while others found their existing technologies were inadequate to handle large-scale trading operations alongside evolving regulatory requirements. Imagine Software undertook a significant reworking of its underlying architecture to develop a sustainable risk and regulatory reporting solution designed to investigate, identify, correct and report risk exposures on a trade-by-trade, tick-by-tick basis. RRC is a real-time risk engine combined with a managed data service covering all asset classes and integrating with legacy systems. It effectively sits on top of an organization’s existing technology infrastructure and delivers streaming real-time trade summaries, alerts and operational data, key metrics such as net-asset values (NAVs) and value-at-risk (VaR), and full access to positions, pricing inputs and analytics. The solution’s analytics framework provides a flexible toolset to monitor risk and exposure, covering a range of metrics and historical scenarios, as well as stress-testing functionality and data visualization tools. Imagine Software’s efforts are clearly bearing fruit—it has attracted new clients across the buy side and sell side, the most notable of which is Societe Generale. The French bank deployed the RRC solution to manage risk operations across thousands of trades per second across millions of positions for its Prime Services group, using the platform to track regulatory limits and investment risk, to identify potential intra-day breaches of capital utilization limits, and perform institutional-grade due diligence across all asset classes.

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Imagine Software undertook a significant reworking of its underlying architecture to develop a sustainable risk and regulatory reporting solution designed to investigate, identify, correct and report risk exposures on a trade-by-trade, tick-by-tick basis.

Leading the Pack 

After winning the coveted vendor innovation category for risk, compliance and reporting at this year’s AFTAs, James Rundle sits down with Imagine Software’s CEO, Lance Smith, to talk about risk, regulation, and what’s coming up in 2018.

Q Tell us about your Real-Time Risk & Compliance (RRC) solution—what are the challenges it’s looking to address?
Lance Smith, CEO, Imagine Software: RRC grew out of our clients’ needs to manage a variety of real-time regulatory demands, including limits monitoring and intra-day risk reporting. But, as regulations evolved and became more complex, our clients asked for a forward-thinking solution that would deliver not just regulatory compliance, but enable them to achieve consistency between intra-day trading and end-of-day P&L and risk metrics across all asset classes—while trading many millions of trades per day for thousands of accounts. The resulting product, RRC, is now in use by some of our clients and is in beta testing by others. It tracks regulatory limits and investment risk, identifies potential intra-day breaches of capital utilization limits, and performs institutional-grade due diligence across asset classes firm-wide.

Q The platform includes a number of analytics capabilities, from stress-testing historical scenarios through to real-time snapshots of positions. How was this accomplished on a technical level?
Smith: It was a world-class challenge that required a complete re-architecting of our already-robust risk engine. We worked hand-in-hand with our users, reviewing the existing risk and compliance parameters and planning for future iterations. It was a weekly, often daily collaboration, and Imagine provided development prototypes, including liquidity calculations and working interfaces. Enhanced performance was achieved by utilizing a highly-efficient mathematical modeling of securities, coupled with parallelization of computations across farms of compute servers. The implementation process was meticulous, and the end result is truly best-of-breed.

As a real-time risk engine combined with a managed data service— Imagine’s Global Security Master contains the data on every listed security—RRC significantly lowers the cost of monitoring client risk and remaining compliant, and it scales for growth. RRC integrates with legacy systems, effectively sitting on top of a firm’s own technology system to deliver streaming real-time summaries of trades, alerts and operational data, key metrics, such as value-at-risk/net-asset values (NAVs), best or worst profit-and-loss or NAVs, or totals across the firm, and with unlimited additional granularity. Our clients can also create new calculations on their own, such as elaborate stress-tests across multiple factors utilizing the Imagine Financial Platform.

Q When it comes to effective risk management, what do you see as the main challenges at present for your clients, and where do you see potential areas of concern in the future?
Smith: Regulatory challenges will continue to evolve, as will the need to manage the real-time risk on high-speed trading, as velocities continue to rise. High performance across the spectrum of traded securities—including over-the-counter—will become a requirement, no longer a “nice-to-have.”

Q What can we expect from Imagine in 2018?
Smith: More innovations! Enabling our clients to compute their own margin in 2017 opened up a new way for them to better manage capital and create efficiencies. Already slated for this year are customized solutions around cross-margining, netting and offsets. Using risk portals powered by Imagine, our clients can provide their clients with real-time margin alerts and risk management tools so that they can take the appropriate actions to forestall an unwelcome margin call. That ability gives our clients a critical competitive advantage. We can also expect developments around cryptocurrencies as the exchanges begin to offer futures and they emerge as an asset class.

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Most Innovative Third-Party Technology Vendor— Risk, Compliance and Reporting

Imagine Software The hallmark of a truly innovative technology vendor is its ability to rapidly respond to changes in the market and address its clients’ demands by developing and delivering a new solution that provides exactly what is required of it. New York-based Imagine Software, winner of the most innovative third-party technology vendor category (risk, compliance and reporting) at the 2017 AFTAs, has displayed this quality in spades through its Real-Time Risk and Compliance (RRC) solution.

While this may be Imagine’s first appearance in AFTAs’ winners’ circle, its approach to innovating its technology offering in line with market demands and the changing regulatory environment surely bodes well for the future. In the aftermath of the Lehman Brothers failure back in September 2008 and the subsequent global financial crisis, demand for enhanced risk and portfolio management systems skyrocketed, forming the genesis of Imagine Software’s approach to its technology development efforts. The RRC solution was commissioned by the vendor’s clients, with some requiring a solution to manage global compliance, while others found their existing technologies were inadequate to handle large-scale trading operations alongside evolving regulatory requirements. Imagine Software undertook a significant reworking of its underlying architecture to develop a sustainable risk and regulatory reporting solution designed to investigate, identify, correct and report risk exposures on a trade-by-trade, tick-by-tick basis. RRC is a real-time risk engine combined with a managed data service covering all asset classes and integrating with legacy systems. It effectively sits on top of an organization’s existing technology infrastructure and delivers streaming real-time trade summaries, alerts and operational data, key metrics such as net-asset values (NAVs) and value-at-risk (VaR), and full access to positions, pricing inputs and analytics. The solution’s analytics framework provides a flexible toolset to monitor risk and exposure, covering a range of metrics and historical scenarios, as well as stress-testing functionality and data visualization tools. Imagine Software’s efforts are clearly bearing fruit—it has attracted new clients across the buy side and sell side, the most notable of which is Societe Generale. The French bank deployed the RRC solution to manage risk operations across thousands of trades per second across millions of positions for its Prime Services group, using the platform to track regulatory limits and investment risk, to identify potential intra-day breaches of capital utilization limits, and perform institutional-grade due diligence across all asset classes.

—JB 

Imagine Software undertook a significant reworking of its underlying architecture to develop a sustainable risk and regulatory reporting solution designed to investigate, identify, correct and report risk exposures on a trade-by-trade, tick-by-tick basis.

Leading the Pack 

After winning the coveted vendor innovation category for risk, compliance and reporting at this year’s AFTAs, James Rundle sits down with Imagine Software’s CEO, Lance Smith, to talk about risk, regulation, and what’s coming up in 2018.

Q Tell us about your Real-Time Risk & Compliance (RRC) solution—what are the challenges it’s looking to address?
Lance Smith, CEO, Imagine Software: RRC grew out of our clients’ needs to manage a variety of real-time regulatory demands, including limits monitoring and intra-day risk reporting. But, as regulations evolved and became more complex, our clients asked for a forward-thinking solution that would deliver not just regulatory compliance, but enable them to achieve consistency between intra-day trading and end-of-day P&L and risk metrics across all asset classes—while trading many millions of trades per day for thousands of accounts. The resulting product, RRC, is now in use by some of our clients and is in beta testing by others. It tracks regulatory limits and investment risk, identifies potential intra-day breaches of capital utilization limits, and performs institutional-grade due diligence across asset classes firm-wide.

Q The platform includes a number of analytics capabilities, from stress-testing historical scenarios through to real-time snapshots of positions. How was this accomplished on a technical level?
Smith: It was a world-class challenge that required a complete re-architecting of our already-robust risk engine. We worked hand-in-hand with our users, reviewing the existing risk and compliance parameters and planning for future iterations. It was a weekly, often daily collaboration, and Imagine provided development prototypes, including liquidity calculations and working interfaces. Enhanced performance was achieved by utilizing a highly-efficient mathematical modeling of securities, coupled with parallelization of computations across farms of compute servers. The implementation process was meticulous, and the end result is truly best-of-breed.

As a real-time risk engine combined with a managed data service— Imagine’s Global Security Master contains the data on every listed security—RRC significantly lowers the cost of monitoring client risk and remaining compliant, and it scales for growth. RRC integrates with legacy systems, effectively sitting on top of a firm’s own technology system to deliver streaming real-time summaries of trades, alerts and operational data, key metrics, such as value-at-risk/net-asset values (NAVs), best or worst profit-and-loss or NAVs, or totals across the firm, and with unlimited additional granularity. Our clients can also create new calculations on their own, such as elaborate stress-tests across multiple factors utilizing the Imagine Financial Platform.

Q When it comes to effective risk management, what do you see as the main challenges at present for your clients, and where do you see potential areas of concern in the future?
Smith: Regulatory challenges will continue to evolve, as will the need to manage the real-time risk on high-speed trading, as velocities continue to rise. High performance across the spectrum of traded securities—including over-the-counter—will become a requirement, no longer a “nice-to-have.”

Q What can we expect from Imagine in 2018?
Smith: More innovations! Enabling our clients to compute their own margin in 2017 opened up a new way for them to better manage capital and create efficiencies. Already slated for this year are customized solutions around cross-margining, netting and offsets. Using risk portals powered by Imagine, our clients can provide their clients with real-time margin alerts and risk management tools so that they can take the appropriate actions to forestall an unwelcome margin call. That ability gives our clients a critical competitive advantage. We can also expect developments around cryptocurrencies as the exchanges begin to offer futures and they emerge as an asset class.

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