Xenomorph

Our TimeScape analytics and data management solution encompasses the high performance capture, cleansing, storage, integration, analysis and distribution of reference, historical, real-time and derived data for any financial asset class.

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Spreadsheets & Operational Risk: Mitigating Operational Risk With TimeScape EDM+

14th December 2017

Regulation is now forcing change in spreadsheet and other End User Computing (EUC) application usage and policy. This paper illustrates how the analytics and data management capabilities of TimeScape EDM+ mitigate the operational risks of spreadsheet usage and extend the footprint of Enterprise Data Management into the Front Office.
IFRS 9 Data Management Challenges

12th December 2017

The mandatory adoption of IFRS 9 at the beginning of 2018 will cause a number of data management challenges for firms impacted and required to comply with the new accounting standards. This paper outlines key challenges, including the need to adopt a consistent approach to measuring expected credit losses, as well as accurately classifying assets...
Spreadsheets & Operational Risk: Instrument Valuation Issues, Data & Regulation

11th December 2017

Regulations such as BCBS 239 are forcing changes in the usage and governance of spreadsheets and other end-user computing (EUC) applications in financial markets. This paper outlines the main risks in spreadsheet usage in derivative and fixed income valuation, and explains some of the regulators motivations in addressing this source of operational...
Briefing Note: MiFID II, MiFIR Data Management

8th December 2017

The data management challenges posed by MiFID II are both broad and complex. New obligations covering transaction reporting (to regulators for market surveillance) and transparency (publishing pre- and post-trade data to the market) could prove particularly burdensome. At the same time, the evolution of best execution requirements, along with the...
Spreadsheet Agility within EDM – Centralized. Audited. Compliant.

7th December 2017

This paper describes how spreadsheet calculations and analytics can be integrated within a centralized, audited Enterprise Data Management (EDM) process. Given regulations such as BCBS 239 and Dodd-Frank mandating a reduction in the reliance upon manual end-user processes, such an approach offers the flexibility, agility and ease of use that...
TimeScape EDM+ IFRS 9 Data Management Solution

5th December 2017

Mandatory adoption of IFRS 9 at the beginning of 2018 will prompt a number of data management challenges. Firms will need to pay particular attention to validating inputs and outputs of credit risk models, as financial statements become considerably more sensitive to credit quality. Furthermore, requirements to adopt a new classification schema for...
Xenomorph TimeScape EDM+ for BCBS 239

1st December 2017

This paper describes some of the challenges presented by BCBS 239 and how deploying a solution such as Xenomorph TimeScape EDM+ ensures both data management best practice and efficiencies, and competitive advantage for the business as a whole.
Prudent Valuation: Challenges and Solution

30th November 2017

Prudent valuation practices are becoming increasingly commonplace, prompted by edicts such as the European Union’s Capital Requirements Regulation. Rather than simply verifying the fair value of an asset (or accuracy of a model) by comparing it to an independent source, prudent valuation goes one step further and assumes the process of deriving...
FRTB Market Risk Capital Framework - Putting the Spotlight on Data Quality

27th November 2017

This paper describes the ‘fundamental’ nature of changes associated with the revised market risk capital framework prompted by the FRTB, and the broad data management challenges that firms will face as a result of the new framework.
Independent Price Verification (IPV) Solution Fact Sheet

22nd November 2017

Independent price verification (IPV) is an increasingly important process requirement to support finance and risk functions across a wide range of financial institutions. The core IPV process demands that internal prices are verified against independent third party sources. Significant discrepancies between the internal and independent prices above...