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Fixed Income: IR Hedging Matrix & Portfolio Analytics

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.

March 29, 2018

Analyzing Exposures to Bitcoin in Real-Time

Recently, the price of bitcoin has reached a record high—increasing by more than 500% since early this year. Due to its decentralized nature and the popularity of block chain technology, there are those who see a bright future for cryptocurrency.

November 16, 2017

Hundreds of Interactive Dashboards a Click Away

When investors, clients, managers, regulators, or compliance departments request a report on their fund’s VaR, stress tests, or performance, it should be just a click away. That’s exactly what Imagine’s Dashboards and reports are designed to provide.

November 7, 2017

Dashboards: Power Within Reach

The sheer volume of data that Portfolio and Risk Managers must navigate throughout the day has grown tremendously as strategies have become more complex and the regulations more demanding. Every wasted click, sort, or search for the relevant data they need is a potential opportunity lost.

October 4, 2017

Election Follow-up: Probability-Weighting Forecasts

The result of the United States presidential election last week delivered more than just a surprising new Commander in Chief--the markets surprised, too. Initial reactions to the news that Donald Trump was the likely winner at approximately 1:00 EST shocked markets and crushed risk appetite – much as many had expected.

November 18, 2016

Trump vs Clinton: Election Scenario Analysis

Months after the UK’s vote to leave the EU (Brexit), prices in risk assets are still swaying from one Article 50 headline to the next. In the US, November 8 presents a similar risk management challenge to market participants because of the outcome of the long-awaited and heavily-contested US Presidential Election.

November 7, 2016

Business Intelligence Internship – Summer 2016

As part of our continuing effort to foster excellence in our product offerings, we host a demanding, ongoing internship program for college students.  We’ve offered internships for more than a decade, but this season’s effort was different, as it focused on combining modern business intelligence tools with our own risk analytic platforms and APIs to develop financial dashboards and reporting tools for the investment community.

August 30, 2016

Negative Interest Rates

Negative interest rates are a new and strange phenomenon. This concept causes a lot of head scratching, particularly regarding option valuation and VAR calculation, since the lognormal paradigm, applied for the last thirty years, breaks down.

July 21, 2016

Brexit: Imagine the Consequences

This month, June 23rd to be precise, is set to deliver a potentially very large shock to financial systems in the UK, across Europe, and globally too. Both the buy and sell side point to sharp falls in risk asset valuations in the event of a Brexit.

June 17, 2016

Imagine’s Pre- and Post-trade Compliance Solution

Imagine empowers users to make informed, risk-compliant decisions in the ever-changing regulatory environment with its robust Pre- and Post-trade Compliance Solution.

May 5, 2016

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