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Tradar lays out new risk functionality for 2011

Tradar, provider of portfolio management and accounting software to the buy-side globally, has today outlined its plans to expand the risk functionality of its flagship product, Insight™. In Q2, 2011, Tradar will launch phase 1 of its new risk module. The core objective of the new functionality is to introduce an integrated risk approach within the Insight platform to satisfy operational and portfolio risk management requirements, as well as the increasing demands from investors.

The key benefits will be increased transparency, on-demand portfolio metrics and the ability for funds to deliver operational excellence. Key features will include sensitivity and volatility analysis as well as operational risk such as counterparty, liquidity and currency exposure.
The added functionality will provide a seamless process for managing operational control, compliance and risk within a single system. An active alert feature will notify users across the organisation if compliance or P&L parameters are breached, giving investors confidence that funds are operating within prospectus limits at all times. In addition to the intra-day risk calculations, fund managers will also be able
to perform beta and delta-adjusted exposure analysis and liquidity profile reporting.

Trevor Headley, Global Product Strategy & Delivery Manager at Tradar, said: “This development is part of our broader strategy to build out the functionality of Insight. Having enhanced our front office capabilities in Insight 4.0, we are keen to extend our risk management offering to provide clients with the best possible tools to navigate today’s trading and operational environment, where risk management is a key requirement. The addition brings the core areas of risk, compliance and audit into Insight, which allows funds to demonstrate they have the required active controls in place to attract new investment.”

2010 was a particularly strong year for Tradar, seeing the successful release of Insight 4.0, strategic appointments in all regions and new client growth of more than 20 per cent.