The international finance department of OKB, headed by Waltraut Burghardt, senior director and Anton Ebner, director, has chosen Reech as a partner for complex derivatives pricing because of its quantitative background and expertise and ADEPâs ability to support complex structures such as PRDC notes. The nature of the products that OKB uses to hedge and to enhance the structure of its refinancing portfolio requires the flexible nature of the ADEP cash flow description language. With ADEP, new structures can be captured as derivatives instruments evolve. Using independent models is also very important in light of regulatory requirements for valuation.
Christophe Reech, president of SunGardâs Reech operating unit, said, âWe are pleased to be working with OKB, a prestigious and sophisticated player in Austria, particularly as the expertise required and the regulatory issues are well defined. Reech ADEP provides independent pricing to satisfy regulators and the flexibility to quickly adapt to the dynamic derivatives market.â
The ADEP cash flow description language is linked to a range of multi-factor interest rate, equity, FX, credit and hybrid structures. The ADEP service is available over the Web as an ASP service or in XLL or DLL format for spreadsheet or system integration use.