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Linedata and Riskdata announce integrated risk solution

Linedata (NYSE Euronext: LIN), the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, and Riskdata SA, a premier risk-management solutions provider, today announced a global partnership which will allow Linedata to provide integrated risk functionality to the asset management community. This undertaking is illustrative of Linedata’s global strategy to form partnerships and Riskdata’s aim to offer a broad and easy access to risk analytics through partner platforms.

This offering will initially be made available to Linedata’s hedge fund clients. Riskdata’s rich risk-analytics functionality will be integrated with the award-winning Linedata Beauchamp portfolio management solution, providing two different packages: the first is an end-of-day risk reporting service, including pre-defined reports and covering VaR, exposure, stress tests, and other risk indicators. The second is for providing interactive risk analysis, with dynamic risk views displaying risk allocation by strategy and other position attributes. This package also provides the ability to run instantaneous “what-if” simulation enabling portfolio managers and the front office to re-evaluate risk on their portfolios prior to trading. Embedding the Riskdata functionality and pre-calculated data service into Linedata Beauchamp will minimize clients’ data management overhead, without the need for custom integration and multiple vendors.

“We know from our hedge fund clients that the measurement and analysis of risk is an important part of their technology strategy; today, both investors and regulators require it,” explained Ed Gouldstone, Linedata’s head of Hedge Fund Products Strategy. “Partnering with Riskdata allows us to provide our clients with the tools to satisfy their increasing external risk requirements, while at the same time giving them the ability to manage risk intra-day through the scenario and ‘what-if’ analysis offered by Riskdata. By integrating Riskdata into our Linedata Beauchamp technology framework, we are able to offer our customers cost-effective, fully-integrated risk, without the burden of taking on the complex integration and data management requirements of a multi-asset risk solution.”

Olivier le Marois, CEO of Riskdata commented, “Post-2008 markets require extensive deployment of risk-management procedures to address investors’ and regulators’ demand for tighter controls and systematic pre-trade risk analysis. By equipping Linedata’s portfolio-management platform with Riskdata’s interactive, regulation-compliant, scalable risk technology, we provide investors with a straightforward cost-effective way to meet today’s market challenges.”

Linedata Beauchamp is suitable for any size of fund and forms part of a fully integrated front-to-back offering which covers the trading, order management, compliance and reporting functions. Linedata also supports a wide range of connectivity to liquidity providers, prime brokers, administrators and others and is recognized as an open solution with the ability to integrate with multiple third parties for risk and other solutions. Linedata has won several awards in the past year for its hedge fund offering including Hedgeweek’s Best Fund Accounting & Reporting System and HFM Week’s Best Overall Technology Provider.