Why

The world’s top brokers, banks, clearing houses and hedge funds rely on our unrivaled track record of delivery for their specialist solution needs. Explore our Case Studies.

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Since forming Risk Focus in 2004 we have prided ourselves on setting the bar for delivery! Our no-nonsense approach to exceeding our client’s expectations sets us apart from ‘consulting firms’ whose focus is often on client colonization not satisfaction.

We hire intellectually curious technologists who prefer to avoid the politics of large financial services organizations but are motivated by the diversity and scale of the challenge they present. We’re a team of problem solvers who have grown organically from a niche staff augmentation firm to a specialist solutions provider.

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Vassil Avramov

Founder and CTO

Vassil is the Founder, President and CTO of Risk Focus. Vassil started his career in Silicon Valley with one of the pioneers of handwriting recognition. He moved into FinTech as a developer, before moving into client management with a risk software vendor.

Under his direction, Risk Focus teams have built trade, risk management and connectivity platforms for some of the largest banks, hedge funds and clearing houses. His clients prize his combination of business domain knowledge and technology acumen. He recently advised one of the top derivatives exchanges on bringing its risk computation and data analytics into the 21st century, and is currently advising a major bank on building a Private Cloud, as well as others on Dodd-Frank regulatory trade reporting and validation.

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Real-time aggregation and post processing of Big Data with rich, dynamic analytics are fundamental capabilities of next generation Enterprise Risk Management solutions. Active Pivot is an in-memory OLAP engine that meets these needs and integrates seamlessly into new and existing client architectures.  ActivePivot offers:
  • Massive In-Memory scalability – Horizontal and Polymorphic scalability
  • OLAP Server – flexible aggregation and slice-and-dice visualization
  • Real-time – brings the flexibility of OLAP to real-time applications
  • Dynamic Post Processing Analytics – including non-linear solutions (e.g. VaR, CVA)
Risk Focus offers specialist implementation services supported by experienced resources. We have invested in tooling to support the robust integration and management of ActivePivot in a front-to-back Risk Architecture.