Canadian Bank Deploys Credit Technology

Terry Flanagan

National Bank implements SunGard Adaptiv system for improved trading performance.

Banks are implementing sophisticated credit risk management technology to provide more granular reporting of key metrics.

National Bank, based in Montreal, is using systems from Adaptiv to consolidate credit risk measurement across multiple asset classes.

The project’s initial goal was to properly simulate risk exposure through time and produce more refined risk figures.  However, the implementation has also helped increase transparency by giving traders and other users insight into their limits, trade details and risk profiles, helping them make better trading decisions and trade new products in new geographies more easily.

Adaptiv’s risk solutions can help to provide banks with a complete view of their market and credit risk on a single, scalable platform.,” Marcus Cree, vice president of risk solutions in SunGard’s capital markets business, told Markets Media.

Adaptiv brings full transparency to data management, trade management, risk setup, aggregation and risk reporting., he said.

“This transparency can increase the strategic usefulness of risk reports, allowing risk decision makers to better optimize counterparty selection and market risk impact,” Cree said

National Bank has deployed Adaptiv Credit Risk and Adaptiv Market Data Manager to strengthen credit risk and exposure management and reporting.

SunGard has given National Bank more flexibility around strategic analysis and risk reporting to senior management.

“We’re now capable of producing reports, including CVA, on demand, either through the Web application or through our Riskscape database,” said Patrick Doré, senior manager of the counterparty credit risk group at National Bank. “We can now provide to management detailed analyses and are capable of explaining what drives our risk at either the counterparty or portfolio level.”

Adaptiv assists institutions of varying size and complexity to deploy technology to meet both internal and regulatory requirements for risk management and operational control, SunGard says.

Adaptiv helps financial services institutions from the banking, hedge fund, asset management, insurance and corporate sectors with its deep understanding of risk management and operational processes.

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