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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

An Industrial Strength Recon System

In the wake of the 2008 Financial Crisis, another layer of complexity in regulatory requirements has been added to the operational structure of investment management firms. 

April 13, 2016

A Client Pain Point, Adding Securities, Solved

Did you know the most common request our clients send to our Data Support team is to add securities to the shared (or global) security master? 

February 25, 2016

SITKA I/O Services Dashboard Demo

Imagine’s I/O Service users will delight in using the SITKA I/O Services Dashboard. This dashboard has the ability to easily setup and run I/O services without dealing with command lines and batch files while showing real-time progress.

January 12, 2016

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