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Derivitec one of Europe’s 15 Most Innovative Finance Startups

For the original article by Mike Bird of Business Insider, please refer to http://uk.businessinsider.com/europe-15-most-innovative-finance-startups-2015-1. London has become a global colossus for financial startups: the UK and Ireland accounted for more than half of Europe’s Fintech deals in 2013, with the capital taking the lion’s share of that. There are other pockets of Europe where financial startups also seem to thrive. Many of these companies are working at the intersection of tech and …Read More

50 London Startups You Absolutely Must Know About

(For the original article, please refer to http://foundersgrid.com/london-startups) Brain power, funding options, and the favourable business environment made London one of the top European cities for startups – some might even say it is the place to go. Here are 50 startups you must absolutely know about; up-and-coming or perfectly established, they all come with that distinct London flavour. Do you see any missing? Leave us a comment! FinTech 1. Seedrs …Read More

Head in the Cloud?

More funds are now looking at cloud based solutions for cost effective scaling of portfolio risk analytics. Every year Valuation Risk practitioners require their pricing and analytics vendors to continue to improve quality, scale coverage and increase “transparency” – all while lowering costs. So shouldn’t we expect the use of cloud based solutions to be ubiquitous? Cloud based software and computing offerings have become mainstream across many industries but many …Read More

The Derivitec Risk Portal is Live

The Derivitec Risk Portal, a web based portfolio and risk management system for derivatives, is now live. The Derivitec Risk Portal has been designed to allow users to register, log in and start running risk on their derivatives portfolios in a matter of minutes. In this first version we provide the following functionality: Portfolio creation and management Position import from Excel Position browsing Trade booking Risk report generation, for both today’s data …Read More

Systemic Challenges in Pricing and Valuation

On 26th November, from 15.00-17.00 GMT, at the London Stock Exchange, Derivitec will be on the panel for two of the sessions at the Voltaire Advisors forum. The first, ‘Mark to Make Believe: Valuation Models and Validation’ will address some of the complex issues faced by model practitioners in the financial industry. The second, ‘Fintech Stars – Where is the Innovation for Valuation and Pricing Risk Coming From?’ will look …Read More

Randeep Grewal joins Derivitec as an advisor

Derivitec is delighted to announce the addition of Randeep Grewal to its advisory board. Randeep read Medicine and also Computer Science at university. After training for 8 years as a vascular surgeon he joined a major hedge fund where he worked as an analyst covering healthcare and TMT stocks and also a number of startup / early stage investments. He also managed a number of portfolios. After 11 years he then …Read More

FinTech Start-up Storm

FinTech Start-up Storm at Google Campus: can opposites attract? By Haggerston Times  Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Is there a certain inevitability about the fact that London’s longed for big investments in early stage companies is coming at last, not from multinationals acquiring ingenious apps hatched and built in the garden sheds of reclusive coding geniuses, but from an all too familiar, and not entirely trusted source; the banking industry? Figures released by …Read More

Eight of the hottest fintech start-ups in London

London is at the epicentre of a boom in technology firms that will create an additional 46,000 jobs over the next ten years. FinTech companies in Shoreditch’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’ and Level 39 in Canary Wharf are fast becoming the places to work for financial technologists. Techies who would have previously been happy to draw a salary from large investment banks are increasingly embracing entrepreneurialism, vying for the attention of firms by …Read More

Switching from banking to fintech

Making the switch from banking to fintech By the summer of 2010, Kunal Nandwani could reasonably claim that he had weathered the worst of the banking crisis and come out He was working for Lehman Brothers in London when the bank collapsed, and he moved to Nomura when the Japanese investment bank took over parts of Lehman’s European operations. Less than two years later, he was a vice-president in Nomura’s …Read More