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Axioma launches multi-asset class risk product

Thursday, October 24, 2013

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Sebastian Ceria
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Axioma a provider of equity risk management and portfolio products is moving into the multi-asset class risk analytics market with Axioma Risk. The new solution was launched yesterday at an event in New York City. The risk management platform is designed to move the company from equity risk management into a more comprehensive set of offerings.

"This is a watershed initiative for Axioma," said Sebastian Ceria, PhD, Axioma’s founder and Chief Executive Officer. The product is designed to be a risk-management platform for middle-to-front office users.

Ian Webster, Axioma’s Managing Director Europe, noted that the offering comes as funds and investors have moved toward multi-asset class investing as part of the new normal. Managers and investors alike have had difficulty relying on traditional portfolio construction techniques to realize the same returns they once were, but the move to more diversified investments also adds significantly to the risk profile of a given portfolio.

The simulation-based analytics utilize Axioma’s Robust Factor Models, which are fully integrated into the platform. During the event Ceria explained that the development team for the product is a mix of company insiders and industry experts that have become part of Axioma through strategic acquisitions.

Users of the product will be able to use information from one market in a model to estimate likely changes in another, and understand how v......................

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