Solutions for Financial Services
We deliver scalable strategic solutions with a blend of business domain expertise, technological acumen, and our proven process and methodology. Our clients value our ability to understand their problems and recommend solutions that use today’s technology and tomorrow’s cutting-edge architecture.
Our clients demand full control over portfolios, market data, analytics and visualizations used in daily trading risk management. Our solutions incorporate componentized service architectures using vendor and proprietary implementations, delivered iteratively as transparent supportable solutions. Some of the key drivers in the risk space include helping our customers to:
- Move to a self-service model, delivering custom views, visualizations, and insights on demand to the users who need them
- Leverage the cloud for on-demand scale, reducing costs and computation time simultaneously
- Accelerate risk calculations and moving towards streaming architectures, enabling incremental and hypothetical calculations and moving towards leveraging risk analytics as a pre-trade function as well as post-trade.
Trading & Banking Solutions
We work with clients across the entire financial services spectrum including:
- Global sell-side institutions, market makers, and prime brokers
- Buy side firms including hedge and mutual funds, asset managers, and brokers
- Venues, marketplaces, and regulators
- A wide range of data, software, and service organizations that support the market.
Our solutions range from designing and building custom application development for trading systems to helping our clients achieve maximum value from cloud transformation and DevOps processes. We can help with technology strategy, software development, product integration, and infrastructure challenges. Our unique focus on the intersection of the business domain, technology, and process ensures we bring maximum value to our customers.
Domain: Credit, Market, Liquidity, Margin and Collateral
Solutions: CVA, VaR, Stress, Funding, Margin, Limits
Connectivity is the key to enhancing customer relationships. We specialize in helping our clients reach their customers by developing a services and API-oriented architecture that delivers maximum value to their internal and external customers. Our offerings include strategy, architecture, integration, and implementation across the full lifecycle of services and API-exposed systems projects.
In addition, as part of our work with client APIs we’ve identified a specific area of value to the financial industry and used our experience to build a powerful software product that helps your users and customers transparently integrate your APIs directly into the Excel desktop they already have. APIX(tm) gives Excel users the ability to work directly with any API defined using a standard Swagger description, and APIXHUB(tm) lets you manage permissioning, versioning, and API visibility all from a centralized control center. Learn more about how APIX can help you at APIXHub.com.
Advanced Data & Machine Learning
The financial industry depends on data. We help our clients see their data in new ways. Some of the broad themes that drive our data engagements include:
- Rapid, in-memory access and visualization of multi-dimensional data
- Assistance in moving from legacy batch models to streaming architecture
- Delivery of multiple order-of-magnitude on-demand scaling for just-in-time processing of data for risk and analytics, machine learning, and burst message handling
- Real-time monitoring, visualization, and search across disparate data types
Machine learning depends on data structuring and accessibility – our data team can help you prep your information for machine driven discovery and analysis, and can help you navigate the rapidly advancing field of tools and techniques to find the signal you are looking for.
Regulatory Reporting & Compliance
Post trade regulatory reporting is at the forefront of every capital markets business. We deliver custom solutions that provide a front-to-back view of the trade life cycle with operational intelligence controls that support proactive monitoring of regulatory compliance requirements.
We provide a unique SWAT team engagement for Regulatory Trade and Transaction reporting, finding the gaps, and recommending actionable, remedial steps for our clients’ processes and systems. Our structured, targeted responsibility focuses on compliance with jurisdictional regulations (Dodd Frank, EMIR, MiFID II, Canada, ASIC, MAS, etc.), identifies Under/Over/Incorrectly reported trades and transactions, provides a C-Level Summary of findings and recommendations, including remediation in back-reporting of trades/positions/transactions, and leverages best-of-breed technologies and tools.
Regulations: SFTR, MiFIR, EMIR RTS, Dodd-Frank
Solutions: Intra-Day Reporting, Data Quality, Regulatory Health Checks, Trading Surveillance
We demonstrate best practices, test-driven development of
applications and infrastructure, process evolution
and frequent, transparent communications with our customers.
APN Advanced Consulting Partner
Risk Focus is an APN Advanced Consulting Partner bringing more than 15 years of DevOps excellence, Application and Data Architecture expertise, and deep Financial Services domain knowledge. We leverage the power of Cloud Computing and Streaming Technologies to radically enhance our ability to deliver scalable, cheaper, and near real-time Risk, Trading and Regulatory Reporting Systems.
RegTek Solutions: a Bloomberg Company
Software that provides global trade and transaction reporting, repository position reconciliation, automated testing, and reporting lifecycle tracking services
Provides Apache Kafka to monitor & manage data in real-time through a scalable, reliable, & flexible platform