Insights

Managing Margin (Part 4) – The Future of Margin – Ten Predictions

We offer ten predictions about future developments in the margin arena. Some we expect with a fair amount of certainty, while others require us to gaze more deeply into our crystal ball; nonetheless, we believe all are legitimate and, we hope, thought-provoking.

June 15, 2021
Data quality

Data Quality – Portfolio and Risk Data: Why It’s So Hard To Do It Right

If you have ever thought, “maybe we should collect and store our own data, so that we can have control over it,” or you think that all risk platforms are basically the same when it comes to data, we offer a look behind the scenes at what is involved in building and maintaining comprehensive datasets.

May 24, 2021

Ex Deutsche Bank equity trading MD joins TS Imagine

TS Imagine has appointed former Deutsche Bank Equity Trading MD, Andrew Morgan, as its new President and Chief Revenue Officer (CRO).

May 12, 2021

TradingScreen & Imagine Software Combine to Create Best-In-Class Trading & Investment Management Platform

Creating Best-In-Class SaaS Platform with Integrated Trading, Portfolio Management and Real Time Risk Software for Institutional Trading, Investment Management, Banks and Brokers.

May 4, 2021

Round Table Summary: Prime Brokerage, Margin, Collateral and Data

Offering valuable insight into the priorities and challenges facing prime brokers, broker dealers and clearers, this report is a summary of the discussion during the Margin, Collateral and Data Round Table, sponsored by Imagine Software on Thursday 25th March 2021.

April 29, 2021

Cloud Key to Minimizing Risk for Hedge Funds

Moving to remote working has created new headaches for hedge funds through the risk of a “single point of failure” in a portfolio manager’s tech setup, according to Lance Smith CEO and co-founder of Imagine Software.

April 27, 2021

Meltdowns, Margin Calls, and a Risk-Oriented Mindset

If a firm does not have all of its positions modeled on the same risk platform, it cannot know its total risk. But strong tools and practices can help sell-side and buy-side firms alike to avoid creating dangerous conditions.

April 8, 2021

CASE STUDY: LiZen Asset Management

A start-up hedge fund in Hong Kong with a highly respected management team and extensive trading experience gains real-time portfolio and risk capabilities, wide coverage, and simplified client reporting with the Imagine platform.

March 23, 2021
Managing Margin - the Importance of Transparency

Managing Margin (Part 3) – The Importance of Transparency

Broker-dealers understand the importance of producing accurate margin calculations for their clients’ accounts, but they need to know more than just how much margin each client must post; they need to know why the margin system came up with a given result.

March 9, 2021

CASE STUDY: The Majid Al Futtaim Trust Family Office

Family office in Dubai gains operational efficiencies and greater flexibility with a consolidated platform for reporting, investment management and Investment Book of Record.

February 22, 2021
Angle of Coincidence

The Angle of Coincidence

In times of stress in the markets, not only does volatility increase for individual assets, cross-asset correlations can increase dramatically as well. This results in a “double whammy” for a typical portfolio because the portfolio’s volatility increases due to both effects.

February 8, 2021
#1 Risk and Portfolio Management System

Imagine Voted Number One System in Three Key Categories

Imagine Software wins five awards and is voted by the market as the leading system for risk management, portfolio management and widest product range.

January 29, 2021

Managing Margin (Part 2) – Drowning in Data, Sinking in the Support Effort

Those responsible for maintaining a margin system often feel that they are drowning in data management issues. In part two of this series we discuss ways to make margin calculations far more efficient and meet the firm’s need for answers in real-time.

January 19, 2021
Case Study: Tabula Investment Management

CASE STUDY: Tabula Investment Management

Innovative fund manager, Tabula Investment Management, implements the Imagine platform in under three months to launch new and manage existing fixed income ETFs.

January 11, 2021

WEBINAR: AIMA APAC Fund Manager Briefing

In this session, we will explore the topic of Hedge Fund compliance and explain how hedge fund managers can ensure complete compliance with regulations while achieving full optimization of their portfolios.

January 7, 2021

Managing Margin (Part I) – Five Key Challenges from a System-Wide View

Computing, optimizing and monitoring real-time margin requirements across a multitude of instruments and customer accounts is a Herculean task. In this article, Imagine discusses the key challenges in this arena and will dive deeper into the specifics of solving its challenges.

December 7, 2020
Asset Class

US Fintech Adds Structured Products to Asset Class Coverage

Global cloud-based portfolio, risk and margin solutions provider Imagine Software has announced the expansion of its asset class offering to structured product issuers and traders.

November 19, 2020
Structured Products

Imagine Software Expands Asset-Class Coverage and Delivers Cloud-Based Solution for Structured Products

New models and workflows support structured products combined with cost and operational efficiencies of Imagine’s cloud-based solution.

November 16, 2020
Altair and Imagine Software

ALTAIR PANOPTICON™ & IMAGINE – A Compelling Combination

Steven Harrison, President of Imagine Software, and Bruce Zulu, Director of Technical Support Services for the Business Intelligence division at Panopticon’s parent company, Altair, explain the collaboration and how it benefits clients.

November 9, 2020

How a Stressful Election Could Stress Your Portfolios

Most market observers agree that the many uncertainties swirling around the US Presidential election are likely to generate volatility in the US equity market that could last well beyond November 3rd.

October 16, 2020
When the market flips its lid, what does it mean for LDI?

When the Market Flips its Lid, What Does it Mean for LDI?

An area of investment management that is particularly exposed to changes in interest rates (nominal and real) is the world of Liability-driven Investing (LDI). This eBook provides an overview of the concept, and then dives into the key questions regarding risk management for liability-driven investing and provides technology tips.

October 12, 2020
Thinking about building a volatility surface? Think again.

Thinking about Building a Volatility Surface? Think Again

At first glance, constructing a volatility surface looks like a straightforward exercise – a closer look reveals there is a great deal more to consider.

September 14, 2020

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