Kamakura Corporation announced Tuesday that the Company, listed jointly with long-time distributor Fiserv, was ranked first world-wide for both asset and liability management software and liquidity risk management software in the RISK Magazine 2009 Technology Rankings. Kamakura and Fiserv were also ranked in the top five in market risk, Basel II capital calculations, and in the ârisk dashboardâ category. Over all of the risk technology disciplines, the Kamakura-Fiserv team ranked seventh in the survey. Fiserv has acted as distributor of the Kamakura Risk Manager enterprise wide risk management system since 2001. No privately held firm based in North America ranked higher than Kamakura other than Sungard, which was taken private in a recent transaction.
Kamakuraâs President Warren A. Sherman said Tuesday, âUnlike many of the other firms recognized in the RISK Technology Rankings 2009, the ranking of the Kamakura âFiserv team primarily reflected the capabilities of one system, the Kamakura Risk Manager integrated risk system for credit risk, market risk, ALM and capital management. Moreover, Kamakura is one of only two firms listed in the survey with a widely used public firm default probability service (Kamakura Risk Information Services). Coming on the heels of another joint number one ranking of Fiserv and Kamakura by Chartis in April, this ranking validates the integrated approach to macro-factor driven risk management that Kamakura has pioneered for almost two decades. We are very grateful to our clients, friends of the firm, and our long time distribution partners at Fiserv for our high ranking in the 2009 survey.â
A full copy of the Risk Technology Rankings 2009 is available in the December 2009 issue of RISK Magazine