Category: Analytics

Announcement of RiskFirst and STOXX launching LDI indices covered by the specialist press

RiskFirst and STOXX Ltd, the operator of Deutsche Börse Group’s index business and a global provider of innovative and tradable index concepts, have announced the launch of the new iSTOXX RiskFirst LDI index family. The innovation – released on 23rd April 2018 – provides independent benchmarks for liability-driven investments (LDI), providing a new solution to …

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Joel Hancock, Natixis’ Oil Analyst, writes for Commodities Now

The return of the geopolitical risk premium coupled with the strength of global demand and continued OPEC compliance led to Brent rallying to two-year highs at the end of 2017. Above all else, the state of the market at year-end showed that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)’s sustained efforts have had a tangible …

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iGTB’s Michel Jacobs quoted in Global Finance magazine in article on AI in banking

Michel Jacobs, Head of Global Sales and Head of Digital & Payments at iGTB, has been quoted in in a feature article for the December 2017 issue of Global Finance magazine. The article discusses how AI is making waves in CFO offices, and explores where its promise of efficiency will have the greatest impact. Jacobs notes, …

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Rush University Medical Center and NEPC use RiskFirst’s PFaroe – news covered by the specialist press

RiskFirst’s pension risk analytics platform, PFaroe, was selected by NEPC and adopted by Rush University, allowing both organisations to work together more effectively on risk analysis and plan decision making, and to improve collaboration and effectiveness of asset-liability management strategies. Alex Wiggins, Associate Vice President, Treasury, Rush University Medical Center, comments: “Having direct access to …

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Lockton adopts RiskFirst’s PFaroe to meet pension plans’ demand for holistic analytics

Lockton – a global provider of risk management, employee benefits, and retirement consulting services – has adopted RiskFirst’s real-time risk analytics platform, PFaroe, to analyze clients’ pension plans and optimize assets and liabilities to strategically manage plan risk. Furthermore, Pam Devling, Vice President and Consulting Actuary at Lockton says: “Pension plan sponsors have been underserved …

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RiskFirst case study looks at how NEPC uses PFaroe to provide innovative and tailored solutions

NEPC is one of the industry’s largest independent, full-service investment consulting firms, serving 347 clients with total assets of over US$920 billion. The firm has thought-leadership and innovation at its core, and was one of the very first industry adopters of LDI solutions. RiskFirst’s latest case study looks at NEPC’s adoption of its risk management …

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RiskFirst’s Darius Grant speaks to Global Investor about falling endowment returns

The latest NACUBO-Commonfund’s annual study on endowment returns shows that college and university endowments’ net returns declined for the second straight year in 2016, dropping into negative territory and posting their worst results since the depths of the financial crisis. Following the release of the figures, Darius Grant, Head of Endowments and Foundations at RiskFirst, …

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Andrew England, iGTB, tells TFR that banks are sprucing up their legacy systems

In a 60 Second Interview with the October edition of TFR, iGTB’s Head of Strategy Andrew England says he sees the trade finance and cash management landscape broadening out as banks review whether they want to build or buy trade and cash solutions going forwards. Andrew talks about the challenges facing banks, having looked at …

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iGTB helps Euro Exim Bank boost due diligence with DDIQ, a risk-based cognitive computing platform, covered in specialist press

Euro Exim Bank, the trade finance specialist, is to implement iGTB’s DDIQ solution, the most advanced due diligence tool for compliance. The solution’s combination of automation and intelligent interpretation will significantly enhance Euro Exim Bank’s due diligence and “Know Your Customer” (KYC) processes. Incorporating cognitive computing and natural-language processing, the enriched client profiling offered by …

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RiskFirst case study looks at how Centrica uses PFaroe to empower its pension risk management

Centrica Combined Common Investment Fund, which supports three separate pension schemes at Centrica with a combined total of £7.5 billion in assets, is at the vanguard of pension risk management and asset allocation. Indeed, the fund was recently recognised as the leading corporate pension fund above €5 Billion at the Chief Investment Officer Innovation Awards, while …

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