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Victus is a multi-strategy fund focusing on equity volatility arbitrage and convertible arbitrage. Victus currently has approximately $200 million under management, and the managers are in the process of raising a further $250 million for the newly launched Vicis fund. Key to its decision to implement Panorama is the requirement from potential investors in the new fund for a trusted portfolio and risk management infrastructure.
Shad Stastney, chief operating officer of Victus, said, "We selected Panorama because we required a proven portfolio and risk management infrastructure to support our growth as well as to satisfy the requirements of potential investors in the new Vicis fund. With Panorama we hope to improve enterprise-wide risk management with increased automation and operational efficiency. We chose Panorama over a number of other systems because of its easily extendable cross-asset and multi-strategy support, its real-time capability and SunGard’s demonstrated industry expertise."
Panorama’s real-time functionality will help the portfolio managers to manage their positions in real-time and allow risk managers to monitor risk parameters and trading limits in real-time. Panorama’s flexibility and scalability will also enable the hedge funds to further develop and extend their Panorama solution according to their unique requirements as they change through time. Panorama also forms part of SunGard Adaptiv, which provides straight-through processing and integrated risk management.
The Panorama implementation will complement Victus’ use of SunGard’s Monis for the valuation of convertible bonds and SunGard Business Integration’s FIX engine for trade capture.
Steve Husk, president of SunGard’s Trading and Risk operating unit, said, "Hedge funds of all sizes increasingly require an institutional-grade portfolio and risk management infrastructure in order to help them to manage the growth of their business and attract institutional investment. Panorama provides clients with a platform for growth that can help them to consolidate risks and exposures across all strategies within an open architecture that enables rapid and easy customization and extensibility."
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