Riskval Recognized For Innovation In Structured Credit Trading And Risk Management

RiskVal has been rewarded for innovation by the Finextra Innovation Showcase 2009 for the RiskVal Credit-X state of the art structured credit trading solution. Credit-X was proven sucessful through the crucible of the credit market turmoil of 2008.
By: David N. W. Sawyer
Feb. 17, 2009 - PRLog -- RiskVal, the premier provider of fixed income and structured credit trading and risk management solutions, announced today that the RiskVal Credit-X structured credit trading and risk management system has been featured in the 2009 Finextra Innovation Showcase.  

Credit-X is the most advanced and comprehensive valuation and risk management system available for proactive risk management of complex credit derivative trading.

“We are excited by the growing industry recognition of RiskVal’s successes,” said Jordan Hu, CEO and founder of RiskVal.  “We thank Finextra for their support and insight into the high level of RiskVal’s financial engineering.”

“What were we looking for? Newness, uniqueness and impact; clever ways of solving a problem; and projects at the leading edge of new industry trends,” said Elton Cane, strategy director, Finextra.  

Finextra stated: “When market turmoil strikes, being able to quickly deliver innovative new risk features to help customers cope is an admirable trait. The right choice of component technologies and architecture, combined with significant derivative industry expertise, have enabled RiskVal to support their clients through some troubled times in the credit sector.”

  A Markit certified “Solution Partner,” Credit-X offers a groundbreaking integration with Markit real time credit market data.  Credit-X couples real time and historical data with world class credit analytics and on-the-fly calculated graphic spreads to deal with difficult credit derivative risk management questions and portfolio valuations.    

During 2008, Credit-X provided the very top echelon of credit traders and risk managers with up-to-date risk analysis and quickly handled numerous default events, reducing exposure to the volatile credit market.    

Credit-X was proven to be very useful during the toughest period in credit market history, resulting in large portfolio gains through the market turmoil.  Credit-X installations managed stellar performances while executing a huge number of trades, including dealing with mid and back office complications brought on by the credit crunch.

Unique features developed in the credit crises include a stochastic (random, non-static) recovery model, a forward looking Jump to Default model to smooth the default curve for risk transparency, as well as advanced default event management detailing to automate mid-office P/L tasks.

RiskVal’s products and service offerings include RiskVal Fixed Income, RVFI, the premier fixed income trading and risk management platform, RiskVal Credit-X, the industry leading structured credit trading and risk management solution, RiskVal Credit RT, the real time credit monitor, and professional services and consulting operations including EOD P/L production for first tier banks.

For more information, please see www.riskval.com or contact David.Sawyer@riskval.com.

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RiskVal is the premier provider of fixed income prop analytics for traders and risk managers. Our clients are top tier fixed income institutional traders and hedge fund traders and risk managers.
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