Custom Software Systems for Buy-Side Firms
Development agility and product quality are the two things that matter most to buy-side software executives. But producing quality software for Investment Managers comes with a few strings attached. Anyone who’s ever been on a trading floor knows that traders, Portfolio and Risk Managers are the ‘perfect’ customers: they truly believe that a 15-minute requirement overview is enough, they demand results immediately, like to change their minds often, have no time to test and definitely no patience for errors. And that’s before The Chief Compliance Officer has even had a chance to pitch in.
To cope, IT departments need to hire super stars, work a lot and get the best help that money can buy. This is reflected in their choice of vendors for both off-the-shelf software and services. Experience counts above all. “Who else have you worked for?” is the first question vendors are asked.
DataArt’s been on the trading floor. We’ve sorted through a myriad of data points in market data feeds. We’ve been in awe of Risk Analysts being able to tell that “the numbers are wrong” despite months of testing. We pulled all-nighters and provided Chief Risk Officers with critical reports before the investor meeting.
That’s experience that can only be earned on the Street.
We’ve built systems to support the most critical pieces of operations – from trade allocation to sensitivity analysis and to exotic bond valuation.